The guidelines of kolsch service are straightforward.

Sit. A nice, cool kolsch beer will arrive in a 200-milliliter glass. (That’s a scant 6.7 ounces.) Your server will ink a small slash In your coaster. Drink the beer. Ancompletely different will arrive. Your server will add ancompletely different slash to your coaster. And so forth.

Don’t bcompletely different ordering somefactor. Definitely don’t Try and order somefactor Aside from kolsch.

The beers will maintain coming till you say “cease,” Inside The Sort of placing your coaster atop your glass.

And there It is: A regular German Sort of beer served in A regular German method.

That’s what Dovetail Brewery (1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave.) Shall be doing 1-7 p.m. Sunday, a homage to The identical Type of service you’d discover in Cologne, Germany, the place kolsch reigns supreme. It’s Dovetail’s 4th such service Inside the final 4 yrs for its kolsch, a crisp, refreshing and flippantly fruity beer that’s a lean 4.6% alcohol.

“It’s simply plain nice To not Want to order a beer — it simply retains coming,” Dovetail co-founder Hagen Dost said.

Whereas It’d be not surprising To discover a brewery Similar to Dovetail, devoted to reproducing continental European beer types, additionally reproducing European beer tradition, There was an unprobably enchancment in Chicago since Dovetail’s first kolsch service in 2019: completely different breweries have additionally started doing it. Logan Sq.’s Hopewell Brewing hosted two kolsch night events in spring, and Double Clutch Brewing, which opened final fall in Evanston, has additionally carried out it.

Hopewell co-founder Samantha Lee said the brewery decided to host a kolsch service to rejoice The discost of its first kolsch, Chilly Name, which acquired here out in March. They scheduled the event for a Tuesday in case it bombed — which Lee said wouldn’t have surprised her. She questioned how a lot urge for food there Can be for consuming a single Sort of beer with no probability to order Anyfactor.

However, she said, it was “as busy as a busy Saturday.”

“And all we had was kolsch!” she marveled.

Hopewell decided to …….


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