Nico Night - A Köln Experience In London

Nico bottle and pint

Following on from the roaring success of our first Nico Night in October 2021, we're hosting another one on 16th June! A traditional Cologne drinking experience (the home of Kölsch) at Orbit Beers Taproom.

We're celebrating our award-winning Köln Lager - Nico. If you joined us for our last Nico Night, you'll know how much fun it is and that's why we're doing it all again on Thursday 16th June. Expect Nico Stanges, German food specials, Nico from the barrel, and a great night out.

Tickets on sale now.

If you've ever been to Cologne, you'll have noticed that their drinking culture is wildly different to ours, instead of going up to the bar to order, the waiters (called köbes) will bring over trays laden with tall thin glasses (called stanges), containing 200ml of freshly poured kölsch.

When the beers have been served, the köbe will mark your beer mat (pictured below) to keep track of how many you've had. When your beer is nearly empty the köbe will bring another stange, and another, until you place a beer mat atop your glass, signalling you've had your fill.

Nico Night - A Köln Experience In London image

We're going to replicate the Cologne/kölsch experience at Orbit Beers Taproom, pouring our freshest batch of Nico on the night, and at around 8pm we'll be tapping a special Nico Night batch, which we'll dispense straight from a barrel on the bar. So, get a bunch of friends together and come on down to our taproom for something a bit different!

 We recommend trying to attend as a group for the best experience, smaller groups may need to sit with other people. We will be printing out a handy guide on the night explaining how everything works just in case you forget or anyone wants to join in on the fun.

 Tickets via Eventbrite

What does your ticket include?

Your ticket includes your first 200ml of Nico, our Kolsch-style lager, and a traditional Cologne appetiser.

The event starts from 7pm but we will contact you closer to the time to ask what time you'd like to arrive and which appetiser option you would like to choose.

Tickets Here 

Appetiser Options:

To be confirmed.


More Food & Drink:

Any more Nicos you order will be marked on your beer mat (as pictured above) and any additional drinks and food you order will be added to your tab the usual way.

We'll also be serving traditional German food specials on the night, courtesy of our resident chef @LightninHotThings


 Nico Bottle

Our award-winning Köln Lager Nico is lightly carbonated and pours pale golden. Fragrant, herbal hop aroma with lemon citrus and green apple notes. Light on the palate, a touch of bready maltiness, with a more assertive hop character. The crisp bitterness makes it eminently drinkable. Look for the pear drop notes from the distinctive Kölsch yeast as well.

Named after Christa Päffgen under her singing alias Nico who hailed from Cologne, the city of Kölsch, an obergäriges (top-fermented) lagerbier.


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