Let’s do a Belgian post (with a side trip to Van Nuys). I need to get busy buying more Belgian and I guess the IPA fans need to as well.
Gueuzerie Tilquin Gueuze Tilquin a l’Ancienne 6.0% – “Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne is a spontaneous fermentation beer, produced from the blending of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambics. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and refermented in the bottle for at least 6 months. The lambics used were fermented and oak aged in our installations. These lambics are coming from worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon breweries.”
Cellador Ales Vine of the Dead 7.0% – “This beer is straight fire. So beautiful and so complex. Aged on a massive amount of Cabernet and Charbono wine grape skins for 2 months, Vine of the Dead has a complex aroma profile dominated by berries and vanilla with hints of baking spices. The mouthfeel is full and the acidity perfectly balanced, laying a pristine backdrop for flavors of blueberry, cranberry, and oak. A nearly perfect beer that can only be done justice by trying it for yourself.”
Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van de Keizer Blau 11.0% – “Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of “Charles the fifth”, the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus “Cuvee of the Emperor” in a limited quantity and with an eye on the highest quality and tradition. This unique brewing, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level, guarantees a better evolution in the time, than the already known Gouden Carolus. This beer, as all our beers, is 100 % natural, with no preservatives, no adjuncts and no chemicals. We bottle it in bottles of 75 cl and closed with a quality cork. Excellent to store several years. Every year the public is invited to assist to the brewing process.”