Just learned of an interesting new beer release from Loowit Brewing in Vancouver, Washington. Get ready for a bit of a history lesson. Here’s the press release.
July 13, 2015 – Vancouver, Washington – Loowit Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of Blunderbusser, a recreation of a historic German beer style known as Kotbüsser. The Kotbüsser style was nearly lost to time when it became outlawed and illegal to brew in the late 1800’s under the German beer purity law due to some of it’s ingredients.
The purity law states beer must be made with water, barley and hops. In addition to water, barley and hops, a Kotbüsser features other ingredients that make it special, such as honey, molasses, wheat and oats.
Blunderbusser pours a pale gold with brite white head and full, creamy body while the hops and honey lend themselves to delicate, floral aromatics. This is a fantastically refreshing summer beer. Blunderbusser will be released in the Loowit tap room on Thursday, July 16th.
Style: German-style Kotbüsser
Fermentables: Pilser malt, flaked oats, wheat malt, honey, molasses.
Hops: Mt. Hood, Sterling
ABOUT LOOWIT BREWING COMPANY:
Founded in 2010 by longtime friends and Vancouver residents Devon Bray and Thomas Poffenroth, Loowit Brewing Company is the latest significant addition to underpin a revitalized downtown Vancouver, Washington. Loowit began brewing commercially and opened it’s doors in October 2012 and has since been recognized for excellence with several awards for it’s beers. The company specializes in brewing small batch, hand crafted ales that are developed with a thoughtful approach balanced by a Pacific Northwest flair.