Blackberry Farm Brewery – Ziegenhügel: Traditional Kolsch Service
Grab a coaster and enjoy $2.00 Goat Hill Kolsch-style ale and German-inspired food from the Taproom.
Ziegenhügel is traditional Kolsch service from the beer’s origins in Cologne (Koln), Germany. The German word, “ziegen” translates to goat, and hügel translates to hill. Kolsch is traditionally served in a tall, thin, cylindrical glass called a “stange”. The server, called a “köbes”, carries twelve “stangen” in a kranz, a circular tray resembling a crown or wreath. Instead of waiting for the drinker to order a refill, the köbes immediately replaces any empty stange with a full one, marking a tick on the coaster under their glass. When the drinker has had their fill, they place the coaster on top of their empty stange and pay for the number of beers marked on the coaster.