While the New Belgium Beer Dinner upstairs at the Happy Gnome is sold-out, downstairs they’ll be having some fun with Ommegang beers and a new Liefmans beer. I’m guessing Peter Bouckaert from NB will be stopping by for an after- after-dinner beverage.
Liefmans new beer Fruitesse will be tapped for the first time in the state. Fruitesse is a unique, fresh beer blend- matured in oak for 18 months on whole cherries. It is then blended with the natural juices from cherries, bilberries, elderberries, strawberries and raspberries. 4.2% abv.
Also, sample a three year vertical of Ommegang Three Philosophers along with the Cup o Kyndnes, Zuur, and the first tapping of Liefman’s Fruitesse. Tom Gardner from Ommegang should be hanging out, but come try this unique verticle tasting of Three Philosophers.
The BeersOmmegang Three Philosophers: A rare international blend of dark and malty quadrupel from Ommegang, and cherry-infused lambic from Lindemans in Belgium.Cup o Kyndnes: The Belgian-Scotch brewing connection dates to World War I, when thousands of Scotsmen spent years in Belgium. To satisfy their new customers, Belgian brewers learned to brew Scotch-style ales, and the style became a new and significant part of the Belgian brewing tradition. This fine Ommegang ale uses heather tips and a wee bit of smoked malt to bring the taste and aroma of Scotland to the forefront.Zuur: Zuur – or Sour – is our collaborative Flemish sour brown ale. A beer whose style arises from the mists of brewing history. It uses mixed fermentation, real fruit, significant aging, and master blending. All of these are ancient and revered Belgian techniques. This unique Flemish sour brown ale is complex, tart with a touch of sweetness, lightly malty and gently hopped. Zuur is a unique blend created in collaboration between Brewery Ommegang and Brouwerij Liefmans.