Snowdrop by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse in Colorado, United States

About Snowdrop by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Snowdrop is our Kottbusser Ale. Kottbusser ale is a beer that originated in a town called Cottbus in Germany.  This beer was outlawed due to the German Purity Laws (Reinheitsgebot) enacted in 1516.  This law stipulated that production of beer could only use 3 ingredients (Water, Barley, and Hops).  Since the Kottbusser used Honey, Molasses, Wheat, Oats, Barley, and Hops, the production of this beer had to be stopped.   Snow Drop is our recreation of this beer that had been lost to history.  It comes in at a 7.1% ABV and 10 IBUs.  Snow Drop features a light crisp palate with just a hint of honey and molasses and a beautiful bouquet of noble German hops.   In 2015 this beer won a Bronze in the Historical category at GABF