Früh Kölsch At A Glance
Kölsch (also spelled Koelsch) is a unique style of beer, protected by the "Kölsch-Konvention".
The convention, set by the Cologne Brewery Association and similar to an Appellation Contrôlée, means that only Kölsch brewed in the city can rightfully bear the name.
Countless superlatives have been written to describe the beers we love, but when Roger Protz himself calls a beer "dangerously drinkable" you know you’re onto something good. Früh Kölsch is that beer.
Originating from and named after a small tavern in the heart of Cologne, Früh is considered to be one of the best examples of the Kölsch-style.
The Kölsch Serving Tradition
In tradition, the Kobes (Kölsch waiters) carry their trays of beer through the bars of Cologne and, unprompted, replace the empty glasses of their customers with fresh beer. It is understood that this will continue until a customer places a beer mat on top of their glass, signifying no more beer is required.
The Kölsch glass - or 'Stange' - is itself a unique being a serving of 0,2cl and a tall, elegant and straight sided glass which perfectly shows off this fine beer style.