De Proef

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Hair Of The Dog/De Proef Collab Details

As mentioned a month ago, Alan Sprints from Hair of the Dog was chosen as 2012 collaborator with Dirk Naughts and De Proef Brewing.  Details on collaboration have surfaced.

SBS Imports founder Alan Shapiro says the beer will be a blend of quintessential Hair of the Dog Fred–a Strong Ale named in honor of local beer guru Fred Eckhardt–named Flanders Fred, a reference to the Flanders Red beer style dubbed “Burgundies of Belgium.” Expect the result to pack a tart cherry sourness and bone-warming boozy heat. It’ll be perfect for aging, too. Too bad we won’t get to try it until this summer, as Sprints won’t actually brew the batch of Fred in Belgium until March.

Availability: 750ml bottles.  Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club in June, full release in July/August, 2012.
Previous collaborations include:

Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing – Broederlijke Liefde
Terrapin Brewing — Monstre Rouge

Brian Mallet of Bell’s Brewing — Van Twee

Port/Lost Abbey — Signature Ale

Allagash —  Les Deux Brasseurs Ale