Straub Tight Lines Ale – Kölsch
‚ÄúThere are not many better feelings than having a nice trout pulling hard on the end of your fly line, except maybe popping the top off an ice-cold Tight Lines Ale! Come fishing season, you can count on finding some Tight Lines Ales in my cooler. I’ll also let you in on a little secret: the GPS coordinates on the Tight Lines Ale label will lead you to one of my favorite fishing spots in the PA Wilds.‚Äù
~ Straub Brewmaster Vince Assetta
A medal-winner at the 2016 World Beer Cup, Tight Lines Ale pays tribute to the thousands of miles of trout streams, lakes, and recreational waterways flowing through the PA Wilds‚Ñ¢ region, and the people who enjoy them. Tight Lines Ale calls to mind popular places like Pine Creek, First Fork, Tionesta Creek, Cedar Run, East Branch of the Clarion, Slate Run, and Freeman Run- where generations of Fiercely Independent‚Ñ¢ outdoor enthusiasts have fished, relaxed, and partied.
Tight Lines Ale also extends accolades to the past generations of leadership who had the foresight to ensure that these legendary streams were secured as public waters open to everyone for all time.
This Kölsch-style all-malt ale is Straub Brewery’s take on the classic style from the Cologne brewing tradition. Its light and refreshing profile nicely complements the renewing spirit of spring and early summer.
Beginning Gravity: 12.0 Plato
Ending Gravity: 2.5 Plato
Bitterness Units: 25 IBU
Color – Straw
Malt – German Pilsner, German Heritage Wheat Malt, and Carapils
Hops – German Perle and Tettnang
Yeast – Kolsch Ale Yeast