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Thursday, April 14th 2016

Newburyport Brewing Launches 5th Year Round Beer - Das Kolsch

Newburyport Brewing Launches New “Das Kölsch” Craft Beer

Available In 12oz Cans and Draft Beginning April 2016

Newburyport, MA – April 14, 2016 - Newburyport Brewing Company®, Massachusetts' all-can and keg craft brewery, announces its fifth year-round beer - Das Kölsch.  This beer represents the ongoing evolution of full-flavored, refreshing and drinkable craft ales with subtle hop characteristics.  At 5.0% ABV, Das Kölsch has a bright golden color and a balanced crisp, clean finish.

“We brewed this easy drinking German-style Kölsch as part of our monthly employee innovation brew day and it immediately became a staff favorite.   It was released as a ‘1635 Series’ small batch beer and entered into several regional beer competitions where it won a gold and a bronze medal,” said co-founder, Chris Webb.  “People loved it, so we knew we had to can Das Kölsch!”

“The Kölsch style was founded and traditionally only brewed in and around the beautiful city of Köln, Germany. The word “Kölsch” means ‘of Köln’ and it is Germany’s only all-barley ale,” commented co-founder Bill Fisher.  “Plus, Chris and I play in an 8-piece funk band called ‘Das Pintos’.  Das literally means ‘the’ in German, so given the tie to our music backgrounds, Das Kölsch was the perfect name for this beer.” 

Das Kölsch will arrive this week in 12-ounce can six-packs and on draft at select establishments where Newburyport Brewing craft beer is sold.  The beer will be available in Massachusetts through the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance network of distributors and in New Hampshire through the New Hampshire Craft Alliance of distributors.  Das Kölsch joins Newburyport Brewing’s award-winning lineup of Green Head IPA, Newburyport Pale Ale, Plum Island Belgian White, and Melt Away Session IPA. 

“Das Kölsch strengthens our portfolio of premier craft beer offerings,” stated Brian Murphy, director of sales and marketing at Massachusetts Beverage Alliance.  “This is a unique beer and we’re excited about offering this drinkable German-style beer in our portfolio.  Every beer from Newburyport Brewing Company has impressed our team and craft customers and we’re fired up about Das Kölsch.”

Das Kölsch will premiere at the brewery’s tasting room on Thursday, April 14, 2016.  First tap celebrations will also take place at the following venues:

  • 4/21 – The Pour Farm Tavern, 780 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA – 6:00pm
  • 4/29 – The Port Tavern, 84 State Street, Newburyport, MA – 7:00pm
  • 5/12 – Union Brew House, 550 Washington Street, Weymouth, MA – 5:00pm
  • 5/19 – Hangar Pub & Grill, 29 School Street, Westfield, MA – 5:00pm

About the Newburyport Brewing Company

The Newburyport Brewing Company is a privately held regional craft brewery dedicated to brewing the highest quality craft beers for local and regional consumers. Co-founded in 2012 by two local Newburyport entrepreneurs, musicians, and home brewers - Chris Webb and Bill Fisher - Newburyport Brewing is Massachusetts' own exclusive keg and can craft brewery. The company aims to capture the essence of Newburyport's quaint seaside character across a line of great tasting handcrafted ales.  The brewery uses premium quality natural ingredients in its products: Green Head IPA®, Newburyport Pale Ale®, Plum Island Belgian White®, Melt Away Session IPA™, Das Kölsch, and 1635 Series™ small batch beers.  Visit the brewery on the Web at http://www.nbptbrewing.com, on Facebook at /NewburyportBrewingCo or follow @NBPTbrewing.

Posted by Russ