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.
As far as I know only two are imported into the US from Cologne- Reissdorf and Gaffel.
Local breweries and brewpubs will probably be your best bet.
Here is a list of Kolsches, maybe you will recognize a place that is local to you or distributes in your area.