22 Northmen and Dual Citizen to unveil new kolsch at Lager Fest

Embodying collaboration and tradition, 22 Northmen Brewing Co. and Dual Citizen Brewing have joined forces to brew a special Kolsch. This brew, crafted with utmost care, will be unveiled at the 2023 Minnesota Craft Lager Fest in Alexandria, Minnesota on Saturday, June 17. The partnership brings together a unique brewing method and local ingredients for a remarkable brew.

Honoring Dual Citizen’s kolsch Service

To pay homage to Dual Citizen Brewing’s beloved Kolsch service, held twice a month during the summer in their taproom, a Kolsch style was chosen for this collaboration.

Exploring a different kind of technique for a kolsch

Diverging from the regional norm for a Kolsch, 22 Northmen and Dual Citizen Brewing decided to chill lager wort in a coolship, a technique commonly used in Belgium but less prevalent in the United States. This adds a distinctive touch to the beer, setting it apart in the Minnesota beer community.

The local barley connection

Central to this collaboration is the use of locally sourced barley from Windrow Malting, a small family farm in Chokio, Minnesota. Windrow Malting embraces organic farming, preserving their ancestors’ legacy by cultivating crops without chemicals and synthetic fertilizers. By incorporating this barley, the collaboration highlights the farm-to-palette experience and strengthens the connection between dedicated small businesses.

Minnesota Craft Lager Fest – June 17, 2023

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Minnesota Craft Lager Fest, where you can raise a glass of this farm-to-palette Kolsch. Visit the 22 Northmen Brewing Co. website to get advance tickets for June 17 and save. Don’t miss this fantastic event celebrating the excellence of Minnesota beer. Cheers!

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