It’s real Kölsch – only when it’s from cologne
shaped tray held by a central handle.
Especially. Kölsch. Especially in company.
Freshly tapped from the Pittermännchen still best
A KÖLSCH WITH TRADITION
Since 1908 the family-owned Gaffel private brewery has been brewing the variety of ‘Kölsch’ most popular in restaurants all along the Rhine River. Its flagship pub, the ‘Gaffel am Dom’ is located in the heart of Cologne, just a few steps from its magnificient Cathedral and attracts countless locals and tourists every day.
an extraordinary beer with a distinct taste
We are proud of our history, which has always been closely entwined with the city of cologne. Today, we continue to brew beer the way brewmasters themselfes enjoy it the most and this is the reason why Gaffel Kölsch is considered an extraordinary beer with a distinct taste.
How to drink Kölsch
Kölsch is a style of beer that’s unique to Cologne. In the traditional beer taverns there, the waiter who brings it to your table is known as a „Köbes.” He addresses his guests in a humorous but also rather grouchy fashion.
Hash marks on the cardboard coaster under your glass keep track of how many Kölsch
Kölsch is a social institution! No local ever picks up a Kölsch at the bar without bringing along one for each of his friends. And it goes without saying that he’s picking up the tab for the round. Larger rounds are carried in a „Kölschkranz” – a convenient ring shaped tray held by a central handle.