Shane was nice enough to share a few bottles from his case of the limited White Monkey from Victory Brewing Co. in Downingtown, PA. White Monkey starts with the base beer, Golden Monkey, and then ages it in oak chardonnay barrels for a few months. Hopefully the result is something as good, or better, than the original.
Walking through the aisle of a local beer and wine store, a big bottle with the word “Tripel” on it just popped out at me. That beer was the Long Strange Tripel from Boulevard Brewing Company, a year long offering from their Smokestack Series of beers. At 9% ABV, the Long Strange Tripel could be pretty potent, but hopefully the other flavors keep it in check.
I recently spent sometime cleaning my beer cellar out and came across the Tripel Overhead from Mother Earth Brewing out of Kinston, North Carolina. I purchased this back in August while on vacation down at the Outer Banks. Mother Earth really impressed me when I tried their IPA Sisters of the Moon, so I’m looking forward to this one.
Every time I find a new beer from another country I have to give it a go, and if that country is Belgium it is a must. The Abbey Pale Ale from Brouwerij Corsendonk caught my eye while perusing the aisles at my local beer mart. While the bottle says Pale Ale the style is actually a Tripel. So to recap, a Tripel from Belgium? Yeah, I’m drinking this.
When The Bruery’s Batch 300 Homebrew Contest was announced, with one winning beer to be bottled by them, it was a no-brainer something unique would be coming. Enter Grant Phillips winning recipe of an Oaked Tripel at 8.20% ABV. Available only locally, here’s a much deserved “thank you” to Scott out in California for sending this my way!