What makes Früh Kölsch so special?
Yes, it is well known for its crisp, clean and refreshing taste, but there's an entire history around this Kölsch that adds to the experience of drinking it.
A beer style unique to Cologne (Koln), Germany, Früh Kölsch has been brewed since 1904, providing 110 years of perfected Kölsch. Served throughout Germany, the most popular location to have Früh is the Brauhaus Früh am Dom (Früh Beer Hall). Serving over 2.5 million visitors a year, this beer hall is the second largest hall in Germany, second only to the Hofh Brauhaus in Munich.
This Früh Beer Hall creates a one-of-a-kind experience around drinking this Kölsch serving:
- The Kölsch in special tall, thin glasses known as "stanges"
- Between 8 - 11 stanges to a group, presented in a traditional round tray called a "Kranz"
- Authentic German food to compliment the Kölsch
- Over 8,000HL of beer each year
- Three floors of beer hall and restaurant that seats up to 1,500 people inside, with an additional 400 outside. Clearly, the more the merrier!
- From a location that directly faces the famous Dom Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe where the shrine containing the bones and clothing of the three kings are located.
In addition, Früh Beer Hall has shown resilience throughout its history, a feeling that one feels throughout each level in the building. After WWII, most of the brew house had been destroyed, but this did not stop them from being the first brewery to start serving their Kölsch again in 1944. One can say that Früh Kölsch helped rebuild the spirit of Cologne (Koln).
It is a place of camaraderie, of resilience, culture and ambience. When you are in the Früh Beer Hall, you experience the history of Cologne, the unique flavor of a city, and one of the best Kölsch beers you’ll ever taste.
To see what a Früh Beer Hall experience is like, check out Trip Films' "Get Lost in Germany with Kelley Ferro" YouTube video: