The Battle of the Belgians
Our beer tasting events have become so popular, we have decided to make them a weekly staple! Every Friday from 5-6:30 we'll be pouring samples from our ever expanding beer selection. This week features four Belgian style beers. I could try and describe them to you here, but it would make more sense if I let the beer makers speak for their own brews. Here's what you can expect tomorrow:
Bell’s Winter White
Taking its cues from Belgian-style white ales, Bell's Winter White Ale offers a lighter yet abundantly flavorful alternative to the traditional heavy winter warmers. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Bell's Winter White Ale is a beer for embracing winter.
Deep River Joco Winter White
Deep River Brewing Company's JoCo White Winter is a seasonal Belgian Dubbel that is brewed with fresh Johnston County white sweet potatoes, toasted marshmallows, and a blend of spices. This is a... challenge (PAIN) to brew (think marshmallows stuck in your hair) but it's worth it because it's one of our favorite to drink. 7.5% ABV
Pisgah Red Devil
This 9% Belgian-style ale was originally brewed to commemorate Pisgah's 200th batch. Packed with over one pound of cherries and raspberries per gallon, the Red Devil balances delicately between tart and not-too-sweet. Treat yourself to a half-pour of Red Devil with a half-pour of Nitro Stout on top for some chocolate covered cherries.
Pisgah's tribute to the Belgian tradition and our home-brewing roots, this recipe comes directly out of Dave's old homebrewing notebook. We combine the rich flavor of a Baltic porter with the subtleness of a special Belgian yeast strain, imagine bananas dipped in dark chocolate liquified in your beer glass. Honor tradition, Respect beer.