Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its Firkin Fridays series by tapping its “Cherry Kölsch” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday at its downtown brewpub.
Creative credit for the June Firkin goes to Steamworks’ new brewer Doug Williamson who developed the recipe – a tart cherry Kölsch. The firkin beer has a base of Steamworks’ Colorado Kölsch, a light, crisp ale that features a hint of fruitiness.
“Then put a cherry on top,” said Steamworks head brewer Ken Martin in a news release. “Our preliminary taste testing found it did indeed taste like cherry pie with the Kölsch playing the role of the crust.”
A firkin is an old English unit of volume, typically a wooden cask equal to approximately one-quarter of a regular barrel, or nine-tenths of a gallon. The word “firkin” is derived from the Middle Dutch word “vierdekijn,” which means “fourth,” as in one-fourth the size. Firkin beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, contains no preservatives and is served at cellar temperature – cool but not cold.
Steamworks, 801 East Second Ave., began its Firkin Friday series to introduce unusual, specialty craft beers to patrons and augment its regular offerings.
For more information, visit www.steamworksbrewing.com or call 259-9200.