Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) will launch their Belgian-style abbey dubbel year round. The 375ml corked and caged bottles is the second year round in the series. Important to note, Jovial Belgian imperial stout with chocolate and raspberries was scraped and never released.
Fermented with Westmalle yeast to contribute hints of dark fruit (think raisin, fig, date, and prune), the flavor develops to add traces of toffee, chocolate, and subtle spices.
Troegs Jovial is being bottle conditioned as you read this. Expect to see it across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint later in September, early October.
Style: Belgian-style Dubbel
Availability: 375ml bottles, Corked & Caged. Year-round.
The fans have spoken. The fourth Game of Thrones release will be Valar Morghulus, a dubbel ale.
Those that are, or aren’t fans of the show- 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.
Fans were asked to choose between Valar Morghulus, The Seven Kingdoms Tripel, or The Hand of the King Quadrupel for this fourth release coming in Fall, 2014.
More to follow…
Read more: Game of Thrones Beer
Blackberry Farm Brewery is officially launching in Georgia today. Blackberry Farm is a Relais & Château luxury resort nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Blackberry Farm is actually home to a series of artisanal food and drink, including a beekeeper, butcher, cheese maker, and of course a brewery. Until now, the beers were only available at Blackberry Farm, Sean Brock’s Hush in Nashville, Tennesee.
Launch lineup includes (Click each for more):
Classic Saison (6% ABV): a medium-bodied, Belgian-style farmhouse ale with earthy and floral hop aromas.
Farm Ale (5.4% ABV): a session beer that balances malt sweetness with notes of fruit and noble hops.
Screaming Cock (6% ABV): a dark amber Dubbel with rich malt characteristics and hints of dried fruit and chocolate.
Starting today, you can get Blackberry Farm’s offerings at Atlanta’s H&F Bottle Shop, and Hop City, starting at 4 pm.
Blackberry Farms is located in Walland, Tennessee.
Blackberry Farm Brewery (Walland, TN) Screaming Cock Dubbel. One of three current offerings by the farm brewery. A malty, abbey-style ale with a hint of booze and chocolate.
…A dark amber beer with reddish highlights and a long-lasting, creamy head. This abbey-style ale has many complex flavors and aromas including a rich maltiness with hints of dark dried fruits such as raisins and plums…
Style: Belgian-style Dubbel
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Corked & Caged.
Distribution: Limited. Brewery, Atlanta, Nashville.
The Bruery’s new concoction featuring cocoa nibs and vanilla beans- Couverteur. Part of the Preservation Series.
Couverteur is a Belgian-style Dubbel that has been fermented with cacao nibs and vanilla beans, adding a layer of chocolately complexity to the malt rich ale. Couverteur is best enjoyed fresh.
The Bruery Converteur will be available in 750ml bottles.
Update 6/25/14: The Bruery has issued a recall on Couverteur, after variations in pH indicating potential infection.
“Your satisfaction with your membership in our Hoarders and Reserve Societies is one of our highest priorities. And we thank you for being part of our world. Believe us when we say that we hate it when our beers don’t turn out as we expected. The Bruery is a labor of love and it hurts us personally when we have to fall on our sword and admit to a fault in our beer, but we never want to release a beer that we don’t steadfastly believe in.
Just to note again, refunds for bottles and shipping fees will be automatically processed beginning next week. We will not be fulfilling any pending orders for Couverteur.”
Just a bit more on the upcoming Alesmith/ Cigar City Brewing collaboration, Dubbel Dare. The brewery travelled down to Tampa recently to create a tropical collaboration.
The result is this 80’s throwback, Dubbel Dare suitable for a physical challenge. When you think about Florida, you think beaches right? Coconuts, palm trees, etc? There’s the inspiration for a tropical Belgian-style dubbel. Coconut palm sugar was used in place of candi sugar. Deglet Noor dates and Black Mission figs were added to the fermentation. An abbey yeast strain rounds out the flavor. Now you have a “dubbel coast” collaboration.
Cigar City will bottle this in 750ml bottles for Florida distribution.
Style: Dubbel (w/ Coconut Palm Sugar, Deglet Noor Dates, Black Mission Figs)
Availability: 25.4oz Bottles
A new “color” will join Troegs Brewing Company’s (Hershey, PA) Splinter lineup. The colorful series of big beers currently has four entries- Black, Red, Gold, and Blue. The story of this brew started two years ago with a dubbel (Scratch #34) that wouldn’t re-ferment in the bottle. The never say die brewers placed this grumpy brew in wine barrels, and crossed their fingers for future plans.
Since then, the brewers have worked on using different yeasts on #34, and at one point tried to bottle it. That didn’t work out so well either. Earlier this year, the barrels of stubborn #34 were sampled again, to reveal a fantastic brett character (good flavor by the yeast.) What’s up with it now? Carbonating. Perhaps this beer will finally shape up and cooperate to it can see the big show. Public release.
Style: Dubbel (Barrel Aged, Wine Barrels. w/ Brett)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Corked & Caged