In 1957, the owner of The Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada commissioned a piece for display at one of the properties’ upcoming restaurants.
The piece was hand-crafted as a nine-inch tall Golden Rooster fashioned from 255 ounces of 18-karat gold. The bird was given its own burglar-proof coop and proudly displayed within the casino for more than 50 years until it was sold at auction in 2014 for $234,000.
To honor the memory of that fantastical fowl, and celebrate innovative creations, we’ve crafted our own Golden Rooster. This resplendent Kölsch, much like its legendary predecessor, shines a brilliant hue while concealing much more underneath. Elegantly hidden beneath the surface are 18-karat flavors of freshly brewed coffee, mocha, and mild caramel, which mingle with the traditional Kölsch components to create a perfectly balanced, but surprising, flavor profile. Luckily, you won’t have to attend an auction to acquire this Golden Rooster, it’s proudly displayed within our coop on a daily basis for all to see…..and sip.