Close Call Kolsch


The Forecastle Foundation is excited to be a part of the Kentucky Landing this year!

This area at the Forecastle Festival pays homage to our great state by featuring craft breweries, food trucks, and craft vendors all local to the Bluegrass.  Additionally, a select group of non-profit organizations will be on-hand selling Kentucky-made goods, or in our case... a brand new beer!


The “Close Call Kolsch” is a Beer Camp #140 collaboration beer between the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and The Forecastle Foundation.

It's a slightly hoppy but highly-sessionable Kolsch crafted from German Pilsner Malt and Hefeweizen Yeast, coupled with Amarillo and Nelson hops from Washington and New Zealand. The name “Close Call” was given after Forecastle Captain JK McKnight accidentally poured two barrels of hops into the kettle too soon, resulting in a slightly more hoppy varietal. Although the current batch features the corrected recipe, the experience inspired Beer Campers to give it the title “Close Call Kolsch.” ABV 4.7%.

Being the naturally awesome people they are, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will be donating a portion of each "Close Call Kolsch" sold at the Festival to The Forecastle Foundation!

Those funds will go towards numerous environmental and conservation projects both locally and globally. Including current projects underway in Eastern Kentucky (Pine Mountain Corridor), Central Kentucky (Green River), Brazil (Fundacion Agroecologica) and Indonesia (The Coral Triangle).

So make sure you stop by and see us at the festival and raise a pint to show your support of protecting the world’s natural awesome!