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Kolsch Fest at Love City Brewing

Love City Brewing Philadelphia Kolsch FestCan’t get away this summer? Love City Brewing gives you the opportunity to visit Germany without leaving Philadelphia!

Love City Brewing Company presents their first annual Kölsch Fest at their taproom at 1023 Hamilton Street in Philadelphia on Sunday, August 12 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Guests will enjoy Love City’s version of the German-style beer, served in the traditional manner – the beer keeps coming until you say “stop!”

Kölsch is a light-flavored beer, like a lager or a pilsner, that’s brewed in Cologne, Germany. It’s served in a small, straight-sided glass called a “stange.”

At Love City’s Kölsch Fest, $5 gets you a commemorative stange glass to take home, and a coaster.

Grab a seat at one of their beer-hall style tables and relax! Servers will replace your empty glass with a fresh, chilled Kölsch. They’ll keep track of how many you’ve had by making a hash mark on your coaster. When you’re finished, place the coaster on top of your glass!

Kevin Walter, founder and head brewer at Love City, expressed his excitement about this event, “I love Kölsch. It’s the perfect beer for summer – light and easy drinking. I love the traditions in Germany around beer, and this is a way to share it with people in Philly.”

Love City Brewing focuses on approachable, highly drinkable beers. They see beer as “the light at the center of the table” that brings people together. Their taproom, in a warehouse that used to manufacture parts for the railroad, is open and inviting.

“Beer has a huge cultural significance in Germany, and I think Philadelphia’s German roots are part of what makes us a great beer-drinking city. After all, the first lager made in America was brewed right here in Philly!” said Melissa Walter, co-founder of Love City.

Love City Brewing hopes to make Kölsch Fest an annual event, perhaps including other breweries as the event grows. No tickets necessary, this event is pay-as-you-go!

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