The latest can drop from Sixpoint Abigale, aka A-BIG-ALE, their first canned Belgian brew.
Expect to find classic dark fruit flavors from the Belgian candi sugar used mixed right in with non-traditional piles of American hops finished off with traditional Belgian yeast.
Now, more than a decade since our first Belgian experiments, we dug through old brewing records and recipes, consulted with monks (over beers), and revitalized the formulation. A-BIG-ALE emerges from the catacombs, captured in 12 oz slim stained-glass cans and on draft across our network.
Sixpoint Abigale is available now in 12oz slim cans across the brewery’s entire network.
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: March, 2015
8% ABV, 52 IBUs
The Bruery Jardinier joins the brewery’s year-round lineup this month. The beer is the first new year-round offering in more than two years. Jardinier is a Belgian-style pale ale, a beer designed to be full of flavor, while also being lower in alcohol.
Jardinier, which is French for “gardner” was inspired by the fresh, sessionable beers on the Belgian dinner table. A perfect beer for any occasion, casual, or ornate. Jardinier is best enjoyed fresh.
The Bruery Jardinier will be available in 750ml bottles, year round.
Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft. Year-round.
Release: January, 2015, SoCal, first.
Ninkasi Expo 58, a Belgian-style golden pale ale has been released by the brewery. Ninkasi’s brewers love of Belgian style beers made bottling this beer an easy choice.
The brewery describes Expo 58 to be a bit like a tripel, but more sessionable. (Lower ABV.) It has a spicy aroma, and the taste has hints of clove.
Marking the return of the World’s Fair after World War II, Expo 58 in Brussels brought inspiration, innovation and pleasure to the people of Belgium. With all the flavor, finesse, smoothness, and subtle clove esters of Belgian-style ales, this beer is our way of emerging from winter’s cold occupation. Enjoy!
Style: Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Hops: Hallertau, Saaz
Malts: Pilsner, Carapils
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-Feb, 2015
5% ABV, 20 IBUs
Image via Ninkasi
Blackberry Farm Brewery (Walland, TN) Belgian-style Pale Ale. An American style pale ale using Belgian yeast, and naturally carbonated through long bottle conditioning. Availability is limited.
…The aroma of this beer is very malt-accented with some fruity esters and noble-type hop accents. The beer is a hazy copper hue with the haze resulting from the fact that this beer, as all of Blackberry Farm beers, is un-filtered and is naturally carbonated through a long period of bottle-conditioning…
Style: Belgian-style Pale Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Corked & Caged.
Distribution: Limited. Brewery, Atlanta, Nashville.
Night Shift Brewing (Somerville, MA) has released Seaglass Session Ale on tap and bottles. The coastal brewery created a low ABV ale Himalayan pink salt and Hawaiian lava salt, plus grains of paradise for bite. The beer should give you a feeling of drinking in the sea breeze. This is a year round offering.
Pic via @RedstoneLiquors
Check your shelves for the New Belgium Folly Pack. Inside you will find Springboard. The Belgian style pale ale has just been revivved for the Q1 mix packs. In addition to Springboard, you will find Fat Tire, Ranger, and Trippel. Brewed with A beer brewed and Ancient Asian herbs & berries. Schisandra, medicinal herb used to cure a variety of remedies (including thirst). Goji berries a chock full of antioxidants.
While ingredients like Gogi berries and Schisandra might sound funny, the taste leaves you smiling for more. We like to refer to this cloudy blonde with a deliciously dry finish as our ale for the seasons of last runs and fresh starts.
From Belgian yard game to beer, New Belgium’s (Fort Collins, CO) Rolle Bolle looks to make a summer appearance. Your summer quaffing will be potentially different soon – but not with some lager, or pale ale. You might be beating the heat with a brew flavored with monkfruit and soursop.
Rolle Bolle is a wonderfully fun Belgian yard game and a delightfully easy summer ale. Brewed with monk fruit and soursop it stays true to the Belgian tradition of playing with beer and all that goes into it. Roll on.
If you haven’t popped over to read up on these additions, here’s the Cliff Notes version. Soursop is a fruit native to Mexico/Central/South America. (Pic below). Flavor? Described as a mix between strawberry and pineapple. Monkfruit hails from Thailand and is known for it’s sweetness.
Style: Belgian Pale Ale (w/ Monkfruit, and Soursop)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft