Topic Archives: Flanders Oud Bruin

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases

History (Now) in cans: Monk’s Cafe

Monk's Cafe Can

Sour and wild ales are on fire these days in the U.S., a trend that couldn’t make us any happier. In a land of new sours appearing daily, a tried and true (dare we say – old school) sour beer is sporting a new outfit these days – cans.

Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale dates back to 2002. Tom Peters, owner of the famous Philadelphia beer bar by the same name, prompted this beer’s existence stateside. Peters convinced Belgian brewery Van Steenberge to bottle their BIOS – Vlaamse Bourgogne, an oak-aged sour brown ale and one of the oldest recipes in the brewery’s 300 year-plus history, as a private label.

Since then, the desire for Monk’s Cafe has grown beyond the walls of the Philadelphia establishment to national distribution through beer importers, Global Beer Network.

It may be a old world recipe, but that hasn’t stopped Monk’s Cafe from donning aluminum alongside so many of America’s beers.

Monk’s Cafe has always been a classic to us. It’s great to see it in cans. The price point is fantastic as well. Retail on just one of the the 12 ounce cans is around $3.00.

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin
Availability: 11.2oz Cans, 11.2 Bottles, 25.4oz Bottles, Draft.

5.5% ABV

Posted in Deschutes Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Deschutes The Dissident 2014: December 12th

Deschutes The Dissident 2014

Deschutes Brewery’s The Dissident will make its return on December 12th.

The Dissident is a Flanders-style sour brown ale, aged in pinot and cabernet wine barrels with Brettanomyces yeast and cherries for 18 months. The breakdown this year (from the label) is 35% aged in wine barrels, 65% ale with cherries.

22oz bottles and draft go on sale in the tasting room 12/12/14.

Style: Sour Brown Ale (w/ Cherries. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Waxed
Seasonal Return: 12/12/14

10.7% ABV

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Headlines

Coming Soon: Cigar City Nouveau Bruin

Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL) will soon brewing you Nouveau Bruin, a wine barrel aged oud bruin ale.

Oud Bruin (old brown) is a Belgian beer style that undergoes extended aging and multiple fermentations. The resulting beer is full of caramel, dark fruits, and is slightly acidic thanks to different bacterias used in the aging process.

For this release, Cigar City aged the beer in red wine barrels, after dry hopping it with Pacific Gem hops.

Cigar City Nouveau Bruin release details to follow.

Style: Oud Bruin (Red Wine Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Arrival: TBA

?? ABV

Posted in Sun King Brewing

Sour Beer in a Can: Sun King Stupid Sexy Flanders

Sun King Brewery Stupid Sexy Flanders

Sun King Brewery (Indy, Indiana) has a few specialty beers in 16oz Alumitech cans; styles you don’t usually see in aluminum. Stupid Sexy Flanders seen above is a Flanders Oud Bruin (sour beer), which will join Bourbon Barrel Cowbell, in the future. Limited brewery releases for both of these.

Our traditional Belgian-Flanders Oud Bruin is fermented with both Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces wild yeast strains, which provide tart cherry flavors to balance malt sweetness. 

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin
Availability: 16oz cans
Arrival: TBA

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Posted in Brouwerij Bavik, Coming Soon

Petrus Red Headed Stateside (Now Available)

UPDATED.  A new release from Brouwerij Bavik, Petrus Red is headed stateside. Petrus Red is actually a new brown ale, blended with 85%/15% blend of Petrus Pale Ale, aged in oak with red cherries.  The beer comes into the United States through Global Beer.

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin (Blended, Oak Aged, w/ Cherries)
Availability: Bottles
Arrival: Available now to most markets.

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Posted in New Releases, Odell Brewing

Odell Releases Barrel Aged Brown “The Meddler”

Odell Brewing (Ft. Collins, CO) has released The Meddler, a barrel aged Belgian style brown ale. The Meddler is actually a blend of several generations of brown ales, aged in barrels for 18 months.

“At first sniff you get a caramel crystal malt aroma with hints of tartness,” said Brent Cordle, the brewery’s barrel aging manager. “A creamy tan head appears after the pour giving way to flavors of brown sugar, oak and vanilla paired with sour black cherry and a crisp dry finish.”

Style: Oud Bruin (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged.
Distro Area: Odell’s 10 State Footprint

9% ABV


Posted in Coming Soon, Odell Brewing

Odell’s The Meddler: 18 Months In The Making

Odell Brewing Co resurrects an old style from Belgium with The Meddler.  This meddler is an oud bruin aka “old brown” aka Flanders Brown ale. The style is so named due to the lengthy process it takes to create the beer.  Flanders brown ales can take up to a year to produce (this one took 18 months), thanks to a long fermentation process in the tanks and the bottle, allowing yeast and bacteria to develop the beer’s flavor. The final result can be tart, fruity, malty, and slightly complex. This style of beer can give your palate a little sweet and sour with each sip.

A resurrected style from the Flemish region of Belgium, The Meddler wad bruin is a crafty concoction, comprised of several generations of brown ales, barrel aged and blended. Wild yeast and Lactobacillus meddle with the brew for over 18 months, creating complexity and depth of flavor. Hints of malty sweet chocolate and vanilla toy with a hauntingly sour finish. Intricate yet balanced, The Meddler will leave you craving more of the mysterious brew.

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Arrival: TBA

8.9% ABV