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.
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