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Recipe: Corey Blodgett’s #KölschStyle

This recipe has been shaped by years of studying, drinking, thinking about, and brewing Kölsch-style beer. “This is as near to an authentic Kölsch recipe as you can get,” says brewer Corey Blodgett. “Unless you’re in Köln.”

Corey Blodgett Aug 11, 2023 - 3 min read

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Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.044
FG: 1.009
IBUs: 23–24
ABV: 4.6%

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Corey Blodgett, who was most recently brewmaster at the Gathering Place in Milwaukee, also has been lead innovation brewer at the Craft Brew Alliance in Portland, Oregon, and head brewer at Maritime Pacific in Seattle. He also enjoys writing and talking about Kölsch to anyone who will listen.