Direct from the press release’s mouth:
LOUISVILLE, KY (March 21, 2016) – Falls City Brewing Co. has brewed a new, limited release beer for GonzoFest Louisville called, Colonel’s Kolsch, a smooth finish ale. The Colonel’s Kolsch is named after Colonel Hunter S. Thompson, who was named an official Kentucky Colonel by Julian M. Carroll, the 1976 Governor of Kentucky. Appropriately enough organizers of GonzoFest Louisville were named Kentucky Colonels during the 2015 festival. This year during GonzoFest Louisville, Will Thompson, son of Juan Thomson, and grandson of Hunter S. Thompson, will also be named a Kentucky Colonel.
The Colonel’s Kolsch is revered as a smooth, easy-drinking ale the malt is mostly Pilsner with a little biscuit malt. The hops are Northern Brewer and Cascade. This style is fermented at lower temperatures than most ales and cold conditioned for 5 weeks to prepare for a smooth beer that will please everyone one from the veteran beer connoisseur to the rookie beer drinkers. The Colonel’s Kolsch is a good gateway style beer for American light Pilsner drinkers. The German yeast and the hops provide an interesting flavor that you won’t find in other beers. Fourteen kegs of The Colonel’s Kolsch were produced and will be available at GonzoFest Louisville, The Monkey Wrench, and The New Vintage.
“When I asked the Hunter experts if Hunter preferred a certain type of beer they said he basically drank whatever he could get his hands on, so I think he’d enjoy a few of these with us if he were still around,” says Dylan Greenwood, brewmaster at Falls City Brewing Co.
GonzoFest Louisville is on Saturday, April 16 at The Big Four Lawn of Waterfront Park, from 1:00 p.m. to11:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online through the GonzoFest Louisville website or Eventbrite. Additional information about GonzoFest Louisville can be found at http://www.GonzoFestLou.com. Proceeds from the festival will support the creation of a life-size bronze statue of Hunter S. Thompson. GonzoFest Louisville is sponsored by Falls City Brewing and Four Roses Bourbon.