Brouwerij Verhaeghe, based in Belgium, produces a divine Flemish Red Ale, Duchesse De Bourgogne. I’ve had the pleasure of having this occasionally on draft, when I can find it, and despite its relatively expensive price-point, it’s a real treat. The Duchesse comes in, typically served in 10 oz, at 6% ABV.
Archive September 2010
We have past the first day of Fall, so it’s time to start thinking and drinking Stouts, for me anyway. My first one of the, all be it still early, season is the Big Black Voodoo Daddy from Voodoo Brewing Company in Pennsylvania. At 12.5% ABV this Imperial Stout promises to be a heavy hitter, so this may not be one for the inexperienced.
There’s a lot of discourse in the craft beer community over endearing terms like “beer geek” or ones that come with mixed feelings like “beer snob.” Self-admittedly I used to think I was a beer snob; however, after spending a good amount of time in the craft beer community, we’re all more beer geeks and nerds than snobs. And that’s a good thing.
Part of my most recent mixed six pack included the Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road. The label describes this beer as a Pumpkin Ale at a typical 5% ABV for the style. Personally, I’ve enjoyed every single one of Brooklyn’s brews I’ve tried, but that just sets the bar of expectations even higher for this one.
Pumpkin… Stout… How could you not want to drink something that combines those two? Rock Art Brewery out of Vermont has in their Pumpkin Imperial Spruce Stout, a 8% ABV Imperial Stout. The label reads “Extreme” and that it “Ain’t For No Mama’s Boy or Daddy’s Girl.” For a Stout, I’m expecting this to have an above average amount of spice and bitterness, while hopefully keeping many convergent flavors (coffee, chocolate, pumpkin, etc) in check.