Holiday Beer Tasting, Pt. 1
December 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Matt, Josh, and a slew of fellow beer-lovers as we introduce some new holiday-themed beers here at Brasserie V. The list is subject to change and expand, but here’s what we’ve got so far!
Struise Tsjeeses (Belgian Tripel-Style Ale), 10% abv
We love De Struise Brouwers here at Brasserie V, and are stoked to present two versions of their classic holiday beer. Tsjeeses is a take on the Belgian abbey-style tripel, dark golden in color, with heady notes of caramelized pear, honey, spice, and pungent Continental hops. The name stems from owner Urbain’s utterance after he has a few too many of these. Just sound it out…
Struise Bourbon Barrel Tsjeeses, 10% abv
As if Tsjeeses wasn’t a big enough beer, Struise ages some of it every year in bourbon barrels for about six months. The result is a more malt-focused beer, with undertones of vanilla and caramel from the oak barrel smoothing out the sharp flavor profile.
The Bruery 8-Maids-a-Milking (Imperial Milk Stout), 11.5% abv
We look forward every year to The Bruery’s “12 Beers of Christmas” release, and we’re glad to have received both bottles and kegs of this imperial milk stout. Fermented with a Belgian yeast strain to add some fruity ester notes, this beer is dark and rich, with huge cocoa and winter-fruit flavors.
Brasserie Bailleux Saison Saint Medard (Biere de Garde), 7% abv
You might know this brewery for their exceptional Cuvee des Jonquilles, one of the world’s very best bieres de garde. This beer, also an amber-hued farmhouse ale, is brewed to showcase the rustic malt bill and estery yeast; expect a flavor profile of sweet brown bread, baked apple, and hints of caramel.
Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza (Oak-Aged Dark Ale), 9% abv
Jolly Pumpkin’s winter offering is, unsurprisingly, somewhat left of center. While the base beer could be called a stout of sorts, the extended oak fermentation and aging transforms it into a dry, slightly tart dark ale. The flavor and aroma lean heavily toward tart cherry and raisin, with hints of chocolate and even coffee.
Call now to reserve your spot! $20/person, and the cost includes some paired cheeses to pass around. See you then!