Lost Abbey Amazing Grace will go on sale Friday.
From time to time, Lost Abbey receives French oak barrels that once contained red wine. The brewery sees this as a perfect opportunity to age their Belgian-style Dubbel – Lost & Found. The abbey ale, brewed with raisins, has been aging “gracefully” in the French Oak barrels until the time is right.
Amazing Grace shows hints of soft oak tannins and light vanilla notes from the oak barrels. A subtle dash of red wine character from the aging process reveals itself if the beer is served on at cellar temperature and compliments the roasted malt character of the base beer.
Lost Abbey Amazing Grace is sold at a ticketed online event on Friday, March 23rd at 12 noon (PST). Bottles are $41 dollars each, limit of 3 per customer. No proxies (you have the be the one purchasing and picking up).
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Upslope Christmas Ale once again. The festively “wrapped” 16oz cans are headed back to shelves.
Upslope Christmas Ale is a Belgian-style dubbel, one a homebrew recipe that brewery founder Matt Cutter took to Christmas parties. Brewed with an Abbey Ale yeast and blend of seasonal spices.
In true Christmas fashion, the beer pours deep ruby red with an off-white headstand that laces the glass with each sip. A blend of holiday spices and dark dried fruit creates a distinctive holiday aroma that is complemented by spicy notes from the Abbey Ale Yeast. The rich malt flavor of this medium bodied, 8.2% abv ale will be sure to keep you warm through the holiday season..
Upslope Christmas Ale is available in 16 ounce cans, seasonally.
Style: Belgian-style Dubbel (w/ Spices)
Latest Return: November, 2016
Distribution: WY, CO, TX, AZ, NM, MT
The base beer is a Belgian-style dubbel, aged in rum barrels with orange zest. Avery says the put their own personal twist on this. Rum and orange zest? We’d say they did.
We’ve been thinking long and hard about one of our all-time favorites and how to put our personal lil twist on it. Or is this a big twist? Hmmm. We’ll have to think, and drink, on that one.
Avery Ruminate is a 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
Avery will release #36 in the series on March 20th
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel is headed back to distribution soon. Back in September of 2012, bottles of the collaboration with the Abbey of New Clairvaux were distributed and limited to California.
This round, Sierra Nevada aged Ovila Dubbel in red wine and bourbon barrels.
…a complex blend of caramel-like malt flavors with notes of black cherry and vanilla
Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel is available in 750ml corked and caged bottles.
Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur, GA) will unveil a new Imaginarium Project release and collaboration today – Dubbel Shot. Shot is a Belgian-style oatmeal coffee dubbel.
Three Taverns partnered with Thrive Farmers, a coffee farmer-direct supply chain. Thrive Farmers provides a sustainable, continuous income at prices that will allow farmers to have a better standard of living for their families.
A 2014 creation to first emerge from the Imaginarium Project, Dubbel Shot, and 8% Belgian-style oatmeal coffee Dubbel launches from the Parlour this weekend. First pouring on Friday evening from 5:30-8:00 during tours + tastings. On Saturday afternoon, Thrive will join us during the official release from 2:30-4:30. Dubbel Shot will release to market on draft next week as a limited offering
The Imaginarium Project is a series of experimental releases created by the small brewery staff. Some releases could see full scale production in the future. Three Taverns Dubbel Shot debuts today at the brewery.
Read more: Three Taverns Imaginarium Project
Saint Arnold Brewing Co (Houston, TX) releases Icon Red in the market this week.
As the name suggests, Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace is a Belgian-style dubbel, that highlights this historical hop.
“We wanted to use the classic Dubbel style as a baseline and throw in something interesting and unique to make it more relevant for Texas craft beer fans seeking new and innovative beer,” said Brewer Eddie Gutierrez, who cut his teeth as a home brewer before jumping from a career as a mechanical engineer in the oil patch to brewing professionally. “We did a blind taste test comparing the test batch side-by-side against many of the classic Belgian Dubbels that craft beer drinkers love and our batch did really well, so I think people who appreciate the style will really enjoy this fresh take on it.”
Sorachi Ace was developed over 30 years ago for Sapporo [Brewery] in Japan. Saint Arnold Icon Red Sorachi Ace will be available in 12oz bottles and draft for a limited time.
Style: Belgian-style Dubbel
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Malts: Pils (Base), Munich, Honey, Chocolate and Caramunich malts
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release
Arrival: Thanksgiving Week, 2014
All men must die. That makes sense to Game of Throne fans, and those excited for Ommegang’s newest release – Valar Morghulis. The Belgian-style dubbel is the fourth offering in the TV inspired series.
Valar Morghulis possesses a deep chestnut brown color with a persistent and creamy tan head. Rich aromas of caramel, toffee, ripe fruits and burnt sugar, with a hint of cloves.
Valar Morghulis translates to “all men must die” in High Valyrian. (A language featured in the show) and is also the name of the season finale in season 2. Available in 750ml bottles for a limited time.
Availability: 750ml bottles, corked & caged. Draft