Topic Archives: Dates

Posted in New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium Ships Cascara Quad with “Coffee Cherries”

Cascara Quad is one of two Lips of Faith offerings New Belgium launched here in early 2013. The quad uses dates and coffee cherries (the fruit of the coffee bean). Look for this and the collab with Dieu Du Ciel!, on shelves.

Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries.Channeling the Trappist tradition, it’s brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Dates, Coffee Cherries)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: January, 2013

11% ABV

Posted in New Belgium, New Releases

New Belgium Cascara Quad Takes Aim At Lips of Faith

New Belgium Cascara Quad

Does a quadrupel ale with coffee, dates and cherries catch your attention? New Belgium Cascara Quad takes aim at the 2013 Lips Of Faith lineup. Interesting ingredients include the dried husk from coffee beans (cascara) used to make tea that is then blended into the beer.

Local roasters Novo Coffee turned us onto Central America’s Cascara, the fruit or husk that surrounds coffee beans. When dried, it can be made into a tea with hints of cherry and tobacco. Blend that into a quad fermented with gorgeous malts and date sugar for a crazy complex beer to warm winter nights. 

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Cascara, Cherries, Dates)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Last Release: 2013

11% ABV

Read more: Lips Of Faith Series

Posted in Greenbush Brewing Co, New Beers
Posted in Coming Soon, Magic Hat Brewing

Magic Hat Belgo Sutra

Magic Hat Belgo Sutra

Magic Hat  released test batches of Belgo Sutra late last yearA local rep tells BSJ another release is a potential.

Style: Quadrupel (w/ Figs, Dates)
Availability: Draft
Arrival: TBA

8.2% ABV 

Posted in Avery Brewing, Seasonal Return, Videos

Avery’s The Beast Rises Again August 1st

Avery’s The Beast returns on August 1st.  The best is a Belgian strong dark ale, that typically clocks in around 16%. The Beast is a part of the brewery’s “Demons of Ale” series, and is brewed with dates, molasses, dark candi sugar, honey, raisins and turbinado sugar.

The Beast is a seducer — accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. With a deep burgundy color and aromas of honey, nutmeg, mandarin orange and pineapple, this massive and challenging brew has flavors akin to a beautiful Carribean rum. Dates, plums, raisins and molasses are dominant in a rich vinous texture. Cellarable for 10+ years.

Style: Belgian Strong Dark (w/ Dates, Molasses, Dark Belgian Candi Sugar, Colorado Honey, Raisins, Turbinado Sugar)
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Limited Draft
Arrival (2012): August 1

16+% ABV