I'm happy just to see a conversation happen - even with all the sturm und drang - because that's far more interesting to me. (also, sometimes I get really amused by folk's reactions - yes, including Denny's, although I try not to be too tweaky about things)
Here's why they referenced Kölsch in the beer name (which if you look at the can is labeled as a "DDH Hoppy Dark Lager ish Ale" - which to my tastebuds is a fair assessment)
- Kolsch gravities and IBUs
- base structure of malt, water kettle hopping, yeast, fermentation schedule is all Kolsch appropriate
- And then they twisted away with the addition of Sinamar, Midnight wheat and an American style dry hopping
Also, I wanted to celebrate this sort of playful beer tomfoolery over the "we chucked a bunch of cake flavors in a beer and 200 lbs of dungeness crab before adding lactose and aging on barely drained tequila barrels" style of "innovation"