There wasn't a single space left in Rock Bottom, 86th St, parking lot for Thursday's Bottom's Up Kölsch tapping after Rita Kohn's Beer buzz column in Nuvo publicized it on Wednesday. Liz's is bright yellow gold with a very small head - but poured en masse for the tapping party, whadda expect, headwise. Decent malt attack with a very dry finish. Clean beer.
At the Downtown Rock Bottom, Jerry's Bottom's Up Kölsch is unfiltered but clear bright yellow gold. Nice marshmallow head. Quick finish makes it seriously repeatable.
Broad Ripple Brewpub's Kölsch has a Hefeweizen look without the head. Very small aroma. Clean and balanced but basically a standard taste that could be a cream ale. (Kevin also tells us the Violet Strawberry Blonde is not made with any strawberrys, the fruitiness comes from the yeast). Coming up, a Marzen. Das liben es gutte.
On a sad note, Middlesborough FC has been dropped from the Premier League to the Coca Cola Championship (sort of a AAA league). John Hill is thought to be on the short list to be loaned to Chelsea.
For best results, put in mouth, swallow, repeat.