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Arches Brewing Unveils Kalter Rauch Smoked Lager

Arches Brewing Unveils Kalter Rauch Smoked Lager

Arches Brewing in Hapeville, Georgia has announced the release of a newly named smoked Lager called Kalter Rauch. Full details are below.

ATLANTA, GA – Arches Brewing seasonal release of Kalter Rauch Smoked Lager is Friday, June 25. Kalter Rauch is modeled after German-style Rauchbier, made with 75% smoked malt grain. This beer is all about the grains, cold smoked with peach and pecan woods, so the palate dances with smoky, sweet flavor and finishes with toasted pastry.

These grains have been carefully cold smoked by Sugar Creek Malt Co., and they have a rich flavor, so be prepared for a bold sip. German Tradition is to brew the beer with 100% smoked grain, so head brewer Justin Ramirex has dialed it back a little to make Kalter Rauch approachable but full of sweet, smoky flavor. Justin notes that the beer does have some mellow hops, for antimicrobial purposes, but the focus and flavor profile is not made to represent hops, but rather to focus on the flavor provided by the grain - smokey, bread flavor.

Saturday, June 26, Arches hosts its first ticketed concert of the year with Evrgrn. Evrgrn is an experimental Indie-folk band featuring Kristed Ford and Kels Cordare. The concert starts at 9:00pm and tickets are just $10.

This weekend there are four food vendors popping up at Arches Brewing. Thursday, June 24, Lobster Dogs Food Truck returns to the biergarten. Friday, June 25, Lupe’s Mexican Eatery is serving tacos and other classic dishes. Saturday, June 26, Pat’s Poutine is back with traditional and vegetarian poutine. Sunday, June 27, Gourmet Street Foods by Carla Fears is popping up at Arches for the first time. Follow @archesbrewing on social media for menus and details surrounding food pop ups.

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Started by five founders from diverse backgrounds who began as home brewers, Arches Brewing was built on the philosophy of bringing the best of old-world and modern brewing practices together to create traditional lagers, inspired ales, and thoughtfully-brewed small batch styles. Inspired by science and grounded by two core values – authenticity and quality – Arches produces over 60 distinct styles offered seasonally at the brewery and in the Atlanta market. Arches Brewing’s Taproom and Biergarten are open daily 1:00pm - 7:00pm for on-site and to-go beer.