Coronado, CA - Coronado Brewing Company Head Brewer Ryan Brooks took to the tarmac to visit Seattle’s Maritime Pacific Brewing Company & brew up a Kolsch-‐Style Ale with brewer Matthew Schumacher early in July. The collaboration of the two breweries was a natural fit between the two well-‐ established West Coast breweries. “I was excited to make the trip up North to the Pacific Northwest to brew with Maritime, I really look forward to tasting this beer”.
The collaboration of the two west coast breweries was suitably named after the “ketch”, a sailing vessel sporting dual masts that once trolled the waters of the Baltic and North Seas. This highly drinkable German style Ale is light gold in color with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit that lead to a tangy, but crisp and refreshing finish.
Ketch of the Day, a NW style Kolsch Ale from the Koln area of Germany. Ketch of the Day follows the traditional brewing methods for Kolsch ales from water, grain and yeast to fermentation temperatures. Cellared for over 3 weeks this ale is remarkably light and flavorful with a clean dry finish. Brewed with a blend of NW pale and German pilsner malts, this beer’s straw blond color gives way to a soft malt flavor followed by subtle citrus notes due to the abundance of NW Amarillo hops. Ketch of the Day is a true Northwest style based upon a classic German ale.
Ketch of the Day specs:
Style: Kolsch-‐style Ale
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Malt: Pilsner malt, wheat malt
Hops: Amarillo Yeast: 029 Kolsch
Where to find it:
Ketch of the Day will be sold exclusively in Washington State by Maritime Pacific in draft only. Coronado’s rendition of the beer will be released in 22 ounce bottles in October throughout Washington & California.
About Maritime Pacific Brewing Company:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company is a family owned brewery founded in February of 1990 when small breweries were just beginning to make their mark upon the Northwest. The concept of brewing beers in the Northwest similar to those in Europe and the United Kingdom was nothing new, but the idea of brewing distinctly Northwest Style Beers was just beginning to stimulate the local imagination. Maritime’s challenge was to produce beers of the highest quality that were based upon established styles but enhanced to satisfy the Northwest beer-‐lover’s palate, meaning products that were both pleasing and challenging at the same time. With help from friends and relatives the dream came true and on September of 1990, Maritime Pacific rolled out its first beer, Flagship Red Ale, a German Dusseldorf style Alt beer made with 30 percent NW wheat malt. From that point onward, Maritime has produced over 30 different beers, both ales and lagers.
About Coronado Brewing Company:
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-‐-‐style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 13 states across the US. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013.