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Struise Kamikaze Boasts An Impossible 500 IBUs

De Struise is soon to release Kamikaze, a collaboration with Rio Brewing & Co. This Kamikaze boasts 500 IBUs (can humans even detect that?) and bourbon barrel aging.

… also known in different languages as KAMIKAZE. Second special ale brewed with brew master Ryohei Sugawara San from Rio Brewing Co. A stunning 500 IBU hop bitterness brings this 16% ABV pale ale back in balance. Oak aged for 6 months in Bourbon barrels before dry hopping this monster. This ale is unblended, unfiltered, unpasterized and bottle conditioned. 

Style: Strong Ale (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750 ml bottles

16% ABV

U.S. Release is uncertain.

Posted in De Struise

A New Barrel Aged Beer From De Struise

De Struise Rio ReservaA preview of a new collaboration brew between De Struise & Rio Brewing & Co.  The beer is slated to be bottled this month.

This ale was brewed back in 2008, and in collaboration with brew master Rychei Sugawa San from Rio Brewing & Co.  Our goal was to brew a Belgian dark golden blond quadrupel with an enormous potential of aromas and flavors, and added complexity due to oak barrel aging.  Bourbon barels from Kentucky were chosen due to their very special soft roast quality and noble vanilla flavors.  Year upon year, different quality controls were executed, and we finally decided to bottle condition this very special ale in May 2012.  Another three moths of cold maturing was done at the brewery, so we could be sure about the absolute quality before releasing to our customers.  

Style: Quadrupel (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 75 cl bottles (750 ml)
Arrival: Summer, 2012.  U.S. release unknown

10.5% ABV

Posted in De Struise, New Beers

Stuise Pannepeut 2011

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Pannepøt (read Pannepeut) is a beer specially brewed and named as a wink to the Danish market presented at the Danish beer festival ’Københavnske Øldage 2006’ exclusively at Ølbutikkens stand. It is produced to express the brewers gratitude to all the Danish beer amateurs that drink their products daily. Pannepøt has later been available on draught and bottles at bars and shops in Belgium & Denmark. Since winter 2006, this beer’s popularity kept growing in Belgium at such a level that the production today equals Pannepot.

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Availability: 11.2 oz bottles
Taste Expectations:  Complex.  Fruit, Caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and dark chocolate. Boozy.

10% ABV 

Posted in De Struise, Seasonal Return

Struise Pannepot Vintage 2011

The 2011 vintage of De Struise Pannepot is now available.  Pannepot ranks among’s Top 100 Beers on Planet earth.

About Pannepot:
The Pannepøt owes its name to our Danish friends and customers who eagerly and often drink de Struise beers. As a tribute to them, we developed this brew in occasion of the International Beer Festival in Copenhagen which took place in May 2006. The beer has always been popular in it’s own region and was so well received at the festival that we decided to continue brewing it.

Style: Quadrupel
Taste Expectations: (Per Shelton) Aromas of dried fruit and spice. It reveals licorice, nutmeg, fruit, and caramel on the palate
Availability: 330ml bottles, some draft.

10% ABV

Posted in 3 Floyds Brewing, De Struise, Mikkeller, Surly Brewing

Dark Lord, Darkness, Beer Geek Brunch, Black Albert, All Blended Together

Can finally post this, the brewery’s link was down…

On November 12th 3 Floyds will host their own 15th Anniversary bash and will debut a special anniversary collaboration brew.  The collaboration will be between 3 Floyds, Surly, Mikkeller, and Struise read – a blend of Dark Lord, Darkness, Beer Geek Brunch, and Black Albert ensuring ultimate ass kickery.

Not only will the best breweries be present, as well as live entertainment, but 5 of the top chefs from around the world will be serving up some delicious dishes as well.  Jonathan Sawyer – The Greenhouse Tavern, OH; Paul Kahan and Justin Large – Big Star, Chicago; Mindy Segal – Hot Chocolate, Chicago;  a special guest from Denmark; and 3 Floyds own Mike Sheerin.

2,500 tickets will be sold 1,800 online and 700 at the brewery starting on an undisclosed date.  XV bottle allotment will also be determined at a later date. [ThreeFloyds]

Posted in Beer News, De Struise

De Struise Brewing “Cherry” Pannepot For 2012

De Struise (Oostvelteren, Belgium)  is brewing up a special “cherry” edition of Pannepot, ready in 2012.  Pannepot is a highly acclaimed Belgian strong ale, brewed with spices.

Verse krieken ontdoen van hun steeltjes vooraleer die bij een brouwsel pannepot toe te voegen

Go, go Google translater:

Removing the stalks from fresh cherries before adding to Pannepot brew

It hasn’t been disclosed yet what this special edition is for.