Edgewater Brewery introduces new German beers

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Edgewater Brewing in Grand Junction is showing off their new brewing system with two new beers.

"We wanted to something different," said Jim Jeffryes, the head brewer of Edgewater Brewery. "We make good beer, we just wanted to do something no one else in the Valley as doing."

Edgewater is known for American-style beers, but now, they're taking on German-style beers.

The brewery came out with two making their debut this week. They're now offering a Düsseldorf Alt and a Kölsch. The Düsseldorf is heavier with hints of caramel, while the Kölsch is light and fruity, perfect for a summer day.

These beers are being brewed using a new $125,000 decoction brewing system.

"[It] allows us to move malt around and manipulate it," said Jeffryes. "So, I get different flavors out of it, more caramely, more malty."

These brews also have a little more foam, which is typical for German beers.

Right now, these are only available at Edgewater. They also said they'll be pumping out some more beers next week.

Jeffryes said his recipe for the beers only took about 3 hours to develop, but the process to brew takes about 6 to 8 hours, and that doesn't include fermentation.

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