Brewery Ommegang Biere D’Hougomont. Aged on maple & oak staves. (Wood planks for barrels. See image below.) As for the name, D’Hougomont is a farmhouse near Waterloo, Belgium. Remember Waterloo? That’s where British forces faced Napoleon’s army on June 18th, 1815. Napoleon was defeated at that battle. Hougomont translates to “Gum Hill” named for the pine trees on it. The pine gum is harvested to make turpentine.
Style: Biere De Garde
Availability: Draft, 750 ml bottles
Arrival: Late July, 2012
Note: The name is a working title. It may change prior to shipping. Still a cool story though, right?