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Altbier


Dark Beauty from the Rhine

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Altbier


Dark Beauty from the Rhine

Amber Alt is a robust, refreshing, well balanced surprise with notes of cookies and caramel. Equally at home on the docks and in the boardroom.

Altbier has been made in Düsseldorf for many centuries. In fact, the locals liked it so much, they stuck with the "old" style of ale-brewing even though much more modern techniques of the lager variety were available. Hence the name - Altbier means "old beer" in German. Brewed like an ale, but delivers like the finest lager. At the heart is very fine German Pilsner Malt, some rich nutty Munich malt and spicy Carared, a roasted malt that adds body and those sweet caramel notes. While most brewers would just add burnt sugar to get to the required darkness, we use a deeply toasted specialty malt that adds notes of cookies cooling on a rack and - other than sugar - conforms with Two Coast Brewing's guiding principle of beer making - the German purity law. To balance all that subtle sweetness, Altbier needs a good bitter and only the best will do. Two varieties of Bavarian noble hops do all the bittering, and the same strain of yeast used by Düsseldorf's master brewers brings our version of this German classic together. With Altbier and Kölsch, Two Coast Brewing manufactures the only two hybrid beer styles currently known to be made on a commercial scale. They're rare, they're pedigreed and proudly local. After all, they stem from two historical Rhine cities just miles apart from each other, Cologne and Düsseldorf - and yet, they are completely different, each representing their birthplace perfectly. Düsseldorf takes pride in its blue collar, hardscrabble heritage, all the new shiny towers of power notwithstanding. Robust and hearty Altbier is ingrained in the local psyche, Altbier is THEIR beer. Now it's yours. Brewed with respect to all its history, yet as fresh as only a California beer can be.

Kölsch


Cologne's Closely Guarded Secret

Kölsch


Cologne's Closely Guarded Secret

Tart, refreshing pale lager hybrid with hints of fruit and delicate hop aromas

Take the finest very pale barley malt, add a shovel or two of wheat malt for smoothness, leave all the bittering to some of the most delicate aroma hops from Bavaria and you get a beer that dances on your tongue like Champagne, yet satisfies with the robust, intricate mouthfeel of a Pilsner. This is Kölsch, named after the German name for the Queen of the Rhine, Cologne. And greatness doesn't just happen overnight. Local brewers have been refining the recipe verifiably since 1396. Today it is one of only two commercially produced so-called hybrid styles, combining the rapid fermentation of ales with the subtle hop aroma and clean palate of a lager. To this day Kölsch enjoys protection in Germany and Europe and can only be brewed by a select guild of local Breweries called the Kölner Brauerbund. But this is America and those rules have no bite here. Our version hews very closely to the guidelines of the Brauerbund with a few of our own flourishes. But nothing improves a refreshing beer more than shortening its travel time. So we import everything from malts to hops to yeast to secret recipe and then go about meticulously crafting our Kölsch in California. Two Coast Brewing's Kölsch is as close to the original cult beer as anyone can get without crossing the Atlantic. Try one (or two - it's light) and taste for yourself why we're so proud of our 620 year old baby!

Pilsner


The World's Favorite Beer

Pilsner


The World's Favorite Beer

A crisp, clean and complex lager with fine bitterness and hearty malt flavors

When roaming brewmaster Josef Groll in 1842 brought his vaunted Bavarian lager-brewing techniques and recipes to the Czech town of Pilsen he encountered a local brewery facing ruin as enraged customers smashed barrels of ale in the town square demanding better beer. And that he delivered so convincingly that his creation inspired his Bavarian counterparts to call their versions of Groll's hit Pilsner as well. Today Pilsner is the most popular style in the world. In many places, Germany included, Pilsner is virtually synonymous with beer. Two Coast's Pilsner pays homage to the great Bavarian with a recipe that lets three noble hops from Germany's verdant South play off six hand selected malts from the grain gurus at Weyermann in Bamberg. We even resurrected the malt variety Barke, renowned for its flavor and brewing properties but long shunned by farmers for its miserable contribution to their bottom line. The result is a polished, complex, dry and clean finishing beer that balances a pleasant bitter, fine hop aromas and robust malt flavors.