kolsch style beer by any other name...
I love kolsch style beer but find it hard to track down in the states (southerncal specifically.) I've heard it can go by a couyple different names here, like "blonde." Well, I tried a couple beers with the blonde tag, and those were not what I was looking for. Any other ideas or sources for available kolsch drinking?
Harpoon Summer Beer is a pretty nice Kölsch, although I'm not sure if it's available in your area.
While I don't like it nearly as much as the Harpoon, Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale, which is brewed in San Diego should be locally available. When I was in San Diego earlier this year, I tasted it on tap not knowing it was not a Pale Ale, and thought I had been served the wrong beer.
Brewpubs will often brew a Koelsch, but as you allude, won't always call it that, I think because patrons sometimes don't what that is.