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And the Valley Drinks: Southern Prohibition’s Kolsch with Lime & Chamomile

Hey, it’s American Craft Beer Week!

Billy Gomila

Back in the beer review game just in time for American Craft Beer Week, which will have a couple great events in the Baton Rouge area, if you’re looking to maybe try some special items.

Sadly, one of my favorites will not be going off, as the annual Iron Brewer event, which had been scheduled for this Saturday at Mockler Beverage, was forced to be cancelled due to some very stupid ATC Board regulations. The annual homebrewer competition has been a fantastic event at Tin Roof the last few years, but regulations forced a move — God forbid the free (admission was a canned good donation) home-brewed beer be too close to the tap room with he for-sale beer — but sadly, not this year. Very disappointing.

Anyways, I recently tried a seasonal from Southern Prohibition out of Hattiesburg, Miss., which is perfect for the recent heat wave we’ve had — their Kolsch with Lime and Chamomile.

KöLSCH WITH LIME AND CHAMOMILE • LIME GREEN COLOR BAND

We took a traditional kölsch and made it nontraditional by adding chamomile flowers and lime zest. Perfect for the blistering heat, this is a low ABV crusher and the fifth Rotator of the year. Enjoy!

4.6% ABV • AVAILABLE AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

Review:

Right up front, you get the Chamomile flowers, which have a crisp, kind of earthy flavor almost like apple. But not sweet — even as it transitions into the lime on the back end, you never get anything really sweet. Just crisp and refreshing. Damn fine hot weather beer, whether you just finished up some yardwork or are working the grill. 4 out of 5 stars.