Topic Archives: Tripel

Posted in Heavy Seas, New Releases

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship Hits Shelves

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship joins the brewery’s Uncharted Waters series this year. The new offering is set to follow Siren Noire, the brewery’s quite popular bourbon barrel chocolate milk stout.

Heavy Seas Phantom Ship is a Belgian-style tripel, aged in bourbon barrels.

The spicy elegance of a Belgian style triple paired with a vanilla notes from a bourbon barrel… A ghostly figure takes the helm and you lose yourself in it surreal pleasures as you explore uncharted waters.

Look for Heavy Seas Phantom Ship is now in  22oz bottles and limited draft.

Style: Belgian-Style Tripel (Barrel AgedBourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited Release.
Arrival: March, 2015

10% ABV

Read more: Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Line

Posted in Burnt Hickory Brewery, New Releases

Burnt Hickory Fighting Bishop Released in Bottled

Burnt Hickory Fighting Bishop bottles are now available. The belgian-style tripel joins Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout, Cannon Dragger, and Ezekiel’s Wheel in 22oz bottles.

Killed just about a mile from the brewery, Leonidas Polk , an ordained bishop and Confederate general, was nicknamed “The Fighting Bishop”. Our Bishop is a Belgian Trippel spiced with green peppercorns. With a higher power on his side, The Bishop sits as a melding of a style 500 years old mixed with a fresh flavor.

Burnt Hickory Fighting Bishop is a year round offering.

Style: Belgian-style Tripel (w/ Green Peppercorns.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Year-Round.

8.5% ABV

Read more: Burnt Hickory Brewery

Posted in Headlines, SweetWater Brewing, Videos

Beer Street Journal Video: Inside SweetWater 18 Belgian-style Tripel

SweetWater Brewing Company turns 18 this month. To celebrate the milestone, the brewery will release SweetWater 18 Belgian-style Tripel. It marks the 4th, anniversary offering.

SweetWater’s Zak Ray runs down 18, the brewery’s first corked and caged offering. SweetWater purchased the bottle filler from Brooklyn Brewery. 18 will kick off a line of special corked and caged offerings, including a sour ale later this year.

SweetWater 18 uses Ardennes yeast, Centennial, Amarillo, Sterling and Saaz hops. Then bottled conditioned prior to shipping.

Style: Belgian-Style Tripel
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Arrival: Mid February, 2015
10% ABV

Past Anniversary beers:

SweetWater 15 – ESB, 10%
SweetWater 16 – Red Wheatwine, 11%
SweetWater 17 – Farmhouse Ale/Saison, 9%

Posted in New Releases, Starr Hill Brewing Company

Starr Hill Kicks off 2015 with New Series, New Beer

Starr Hill Brewery (Charlottesville, VA) kicks off 2015 with a new series and new beer.

Starr Hill Debut#1 Belgian Tripel is the initial offering in the brewery’s Debut Series. Debut will have six releases, spanning different styles and brewing techniques.

“We’ve had tremendous success recently with our limited-release beers, such as the All Access Series, where we’ve been able to experiment with an extensive array of beer styles,” said Robbie O’Cain, Manager of Brewery Operations. “The Debut Series is another opportunity for the Starr Hill team to get creative with the brewing process, broaden our knowledge of new and established beer styles, and showcase our ability to brew excellent beers.”

Starr Hill Debut #1 is a Belgian-style tripel, brewed with coriander, and Saaz hops. Draft only.

Style: Belgian-style Tripel (w/ Coriander)
Availability: Draft only
Release: January, 2015

9.5% ABV

Image via Starr HIll

Posted in Beer News, Don't Miss This, Great Divide

Great Divide Orabelle Planned for Cans

Great Divide Orabelle Cans

A bit more on the Great Divide Brewing can front. The future can lineup in 2015 will feature (at various times) Titan IPA, Hibernation Ale, Colette, and now Orabelle.

Great Divide Orabelle is a seasonal Belgian-style tripel, released in draft and 12oz bottles.

ORABELLE is brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye.  This Belgian-Style Tripel is a golden beauty.  Its two yeast strains, orange peel and dash of coriander impart surprising complexity and richness to this delicate ale. Don’t let Orabelle’s demure nature fool you; this is one flavorful pour.  Watch out, she’s a charmer – one sip and you’ll be in love.

Great Divide Orabelle typically arrives in January, but the canning line won’t be producing until closer to summer, 2015. The brewery will outline the can lineup closer to production.

Style: Belgian-style Tripel
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release. 12oz cans (Planned)
Arrival: TBA

8.3% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier Tripel Cafe Joins Belgian Series

Southern Tier Tripel Cafe

Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, NY) will add another offering to their Belgian Series next month – Tripel Cafe.

As the name suggests, the beer is a Belgian-style tripel, with coffee. True, but with a twist. Tripel Cafe has green coffee beans. Green coffee beans are unroasted, or immature beans. Orange peel is added to the brew for a flavor boost.

A juicy orange. A green coffee bean. There once was a time when both were considered exotic delights, carried from far reaching corners of the globe. Within this bottle is your opportunity to rediscover these ingredients in an uncommon form, that of a Belgian Style Ale. Enjoy Tripel Cafe with appetizers, or alongside a meal enjoyed with your friends when they happen to swing by.

Southern Tier Tripel Cafe will be available in 22oz bombers. Other offerings in this series include Tier De Garde, Sonnet, and Grand Arbor.

Style: Belgian-style Tripel (w/ Green Coffee Beans, Orange Peel)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: November, 2014

8.8% ABV

Posted in Allagash Brewing, Headlines, New Releases

Allagash Celebrates 10 Years of Curieux

Allagash Brewing’s (Portland, ME) Curieux has just turned 10. To celebrate a decade of success with the bourbon barrel aged tripel, Allagash is releasing a special 1.5 liter bottle, and unveiling a special contest.

The bottle (seen above) is limited to a run of just 1,000. The contest? Well that requires your creativity. Allagash Curieux fans can submit a video of less than 3 minutes, showing off their love of the beer. After the deadline, fans can vote for their top 5 favorites on the brewery’s Facebook page.  Grand prize is a trip for two to the brewery in Portland to be a part of the making of this beer firsthand. The contest runs October 15th – November 5th.

“In the spring of 2004 we decided to get a few freshly emptied bourbon barrels and try our hand at barrel aging beers,” said Rob Tod, founder and brewer at Allagash Brewing Company.  “Curious about what would result, we decided to try our Tripel.”

Throughout October, Allagash will hold special barrel-aged events around the country with members from the brewery. The beer lineup includes Curieux, James Bean, Odyssey, Bourbon Barrel Black, and more.

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