Kölsch Night at Brightstar Brewing

Fri 19 Apr 6:30pm

Kölsch Night at Brightstar Brewing

While it may get lost in the shadows of the behemoth that is Oktoberfest, there's another celebration that the Germany beer world takes pretty seriously: Tag des Deutschen Bieres, or German Beer Day. This marks the day the Reinheitsgebot – what most of us probably know as the 'German Purity Law' – came into effect way back in the 1500s, decreeing that beer could only be made with four ingredients; water, malt, hops and yeast. 

As a general guide, Reinheitsgebot is pretty solid and has clearly stood the test of time. But, of course, to be a hardcore Reinheitsgebot follower in these days of pastry stouts might make one prone to a pulmonary episode. Nevertheless, the classic styles remain classic for a reason, and that's something to celebrate. 

All of which is a very long-winded way of advising that the Euro-focused traditionalists at Brightstar Brewing are celebrating German Beer Day with a Kölsch Night.

The way it'll work is that you head to the brewery on April 19 and find yourself a seat - no need to go to the bar for this one. Brightstar will have Köbes (basically the name they give a beer waiter in the Rhineland) bringing around trays of deliciously fresh kölsch for you to enjoy. You take one off the tray, they add a notch to your coaster, and once you've had your fill at the end of the night, you settle up the tab. Easy. 

If you like the full authentic experience, make a point of getting in early as from 6:30-8:30pm the kölsch will be coming around in the traditional elegant stange glasses. 

Beyond the beer (and in addition to the usual kitchen offerings) they'll be dishing up a German sausage plate special with wurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, mustard, and a pretzel roll. There'll be kölsch games and for the requisite background vibes you'll have the dulcet tones of piano accordion and alpine bell performers from 6.30-9.30pm. 

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