Columbia’s Bierkeller holding first beer release, fundraiser event May 14

12313627_1531495983842381_5428316159092762429_n

Bierkeller, a traditional German-style brewing project in Columbia, will hold its inaugural beer release event in May in conjunction with the launch of a fundraising campaign.

The project is the brainchild of Scott Burgess, a Columbia-based brewer who gained a love and appreciation for German beers and the traditional style of brewing during the years he lived in Germany. His beers have gained a wealth of respect in Columbia’s homebrewing circles, and Burgess was recently able to upscale his production thanks to a deal with Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co.

The first official Bierkeller release will be held at the brewery on Saturday, May 14, for Kölumbianer, a 4.8% Kölsch-style ale. The beer will be served in traditional .25 liter Stange glasses for just $2 (and a small additional fee if you want to keep the glass). The Wurst Wagon food truck will also be on hand, natch.

Additionally, the release will act as the launch of Bierkeller’s crowdfunding campaign. There are no immediate plans for a standalone brewery, but the funding will go to purchase equipment, merch and other necessities.

Following the launch, Bierkeller will be holding pop-up beer gardens across the Columbia area this summer. The events will emulate the feel of a traditional German beer garden complete with beer, food, music and more. Details on the first pop-up event are forthcoming.

More details on the May 14 launch event here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s