Karl Strauss Brewing’s GABF medal winning ale is on the way. Two Tortungas Holiday Ale is the 2nd installment of their 12 Days of Christmas series. This quad showcases dark fruit flavors and Belgian yeast spicy flavor.
“We wanted to brew a big, complex Belgian beer that will continue to develop and change over time,” said Karl Strauss Head Brewer, Matt Johnson. “Right now the beer is very malty with a definite warming character. Over time, the spiciness will become more prevalent and the caramel malt flavors will evolve into dark fruit flavors like raisins and plums.”
Two Tortugas Quad makes an LA Beer Week sneak preview today, hitting the public in November, 2011.
San Diego may not top the list for birdwatchers but it certainly tops the list for beer-drinkers. And while you’re more likely to spot a Sea Turtle than a Turtle Dove, tracking down a world class beer is easy. Two Tortugas is the 2nd addition to our less than literal “Twelve Days” series of holiday ales. This Belgian-inspired Quadruple Ale has a delicate union of toffee, dark fruits, and warming spices that will continue to develop with age. Raise a glass to 2011 or save a bottle for 2021, this turtle’s got legs.
Hops: Bravo, Willamette
Malts: Pale, White Wheat, CaraBelge, CaraMunich II
Yeast: Belgian Abbey
Adjuncts: Dark Belgian Candi Sugar
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. 1 time series release.
11.1% ABV, 25 IBUs