Grand Cru is actually a wine term that beer has essentially borrowed. In wine – it means “great growth”, yet the definition is a little confusing. As of late, “Grand Cru” is essentially the best offering – or special vintage. Great Divide Brewing’s Grand Cru is just that. A special offering. A big Belgian offering from the Denver, Colorado brewer.
Grand Cru is our very special Belgian-style dark ale. Imported malts give it a round malty richness, and the fruity complexity and slightly spicy character come from brewing with a proprietary Belgian yeast strain. Don’t let the name fool you; while it may be a special occasion beer, this medium-bodied, elegant incarnation is anything but snobbish.
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Taste Expectations: Dark fruits. Dates, Figs, Raisins. Candi Sugar. Some smoke. Boozy. Slightly sweet.
Food Pairings: Per GD Roasted chicken with thyme, braised short ribs, oven roasted vegetables, grilled sweet potatoes, roaring 40â€²s blue cheese, bread pudding.
Availability: 22oz Bombers. January – March, seasonally.