The Battle of the Belgians

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 Cosmos

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.

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