Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Columbus will release a new beer this week that’s quite a departure for a brewpub that specializes in German styles.
The beer is an American-style stout called Brewer’s Select American-Style Stout. It's 6.8 percent alcohol by volume and 55 IBUs. The beer goes on draft starting Wednesday (March 5). There’s also a tapping party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Brewer Keith Jackson made the stout as part of the chain’s Brewer’s Select program, which allows brewers at its brewpubs to create something special for their location. Jackson selected a stout because he enjoys that style.
“I thought it’d be an interesting beer and a big contrast to everything else we carry,” he said. “That’s what we are going for with the Brewer’s Select — offer something that’s new and different from what we normally do.”