“Millstream Brewery is located in the historic Amana Colonies which is of German decent,” says Teresa Albert with Millstream, “We don’t have too many Kolsch beers in Iowa right now so we thought we might showcase a little of our German heritage by brewing one. We chose the peach twist on it because the fruit flavored beers are in demand now. A Kolsch is a very light beer so we didn’t want to pair it up with a stronger tasting flavor and peach just sounded good. It also was a little push on our part to help spring get here a little earlier too!”
This beer is very Amana in that it harkens to its German heritage with the Kolsch style and its Iowan roots with the tasty peaches. Growing up in small-town Iowa, my memories of my grandma’s farm in Ladora always make me think of the backyard old, gnarly peach tree. That’s summer in Iowa to me. It’s cool to see Amana blend these two components of its roots.
The run-down on this beer:
Malts: Pilsen, Vienna Hops: Millennium, Tettnaug
According to the brewery, the peach brew has been in great demand over the past two weeks. The brewery made two batches to start and they’ve already finished off 1 1/2, so they may have to think about a third soon! The beer will be available at samplings as long as it’s available. Millstream is hosting a tasting at NewBo City Market on Thursday, Mar 17, from 6-8pm. They will be providing free samples of many of their great beers.
And, who’s counting, but there are only 55 days left until Maifest (April 30-May 1). No where more pleasant on a nice day than the deck out at Millstream Brewing Company. Prost!