Here’s a quick note from Juno at Northern Brewer:
On Thursday, January 24th from 5-7pm Stan Hieronymus will be at our retail store discussing how to brew Belgian beers and signing copies of his book Brew Like a Monk. We will have discounts on Belgian products – yeast, sacks of grain, candi sugars, and books – the entire day. And we will give you a 10% discount on Brew Like a Monk from now until Mr. Hieronymus’s visit.
Courtesy of Stan Heironymus and Northern Brewer part-timer Kris England (BJCP Continuing Education Director) we will have two limited edition beer kits available for extract or all-grain batches:
The Number 8 (O.G. 1.084) Ready: 2 Months
A wonderful example of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale brewed in the Trappist tradition. A beer that seems lighter than its almost 9% abv would suggest. This beer should be highly carbonated, with peppery alcohol, spicey cloves, rum-raisin, and caramelized figs.
Petersbier (O.G. 1.041) Ready: 5 Weeks
The reverent Cistercian Brothers brew this beer on the left side of the Belgian town of Malle solely for their own consumption. It is not sold or served to the public, making it one of the rarest beers in the world. The monks make it from only Pilsner malt, hops, water, and yeast. The complexity that results from these simple ingredients is heavenly: perfumey floral hops, ripe pear, sour apple, cloves, candied citrus, and a slight biscuit character in a dry finish. All in all, a monk’s session beer.