Bierkeller beers are exclusively German styles and contain only the four essential ingredients: malt, water, hops, and yeast. Beers include Kölumbianer™, a top-fermenting lager in the Kölsch style; Kellerbier, an unfiltered farmhouse-style lager; Fastenbier, a dark Franconian lager; and Rauchbier, a smoked lager in the Bamberg style.
These beers are full-flavored while remaining highly drinkable – a combination Germans refer to as süffig. They are like old friends: unique but familiar…and always refreshing to spend a few hours with.
Kölumbianer (4.8% ABV)
Kölumbianer™ is a top-fermenting lager beer brewed in the Kölsch tradition. It has a crisp, almost white-wine character. The sweet malt is balanced by floral Hallertau hops.
Kellerbier (5.3% ABV)
Kellerbier is an unfiltered Franconian farmhouse-style lager with a bready malt character that is balanced by soft carbonation and clean Perle hops.
Fastenbier (5.0% ABV)
A "Franconian Dunkel" brewed for the Lenten season. Lagered for 8 weeks prior to release. "Fluessiges bricht das Fasten nicht!"
Rauchbier (5.2% ABV)
Rauchbier is a smoky, reddish-brown lager. The smokiness is balanced by spicy Tettnang hops. The more you drink of this beer, the more the smoke integrates – and the more delicious it gets.
Bierkeller beers are served at traditional, seasonal beer gardens,
including multiple green spaces along the banks of Columbia's Congaree River and at other iconic locations throughout the Capital City.