Saturday, May 2, 2009

Flemish Sour...

Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale...$2.49 / 11.2oz
(seems like a good price, if it tastes good?)

"As Belgian beer lovers, you certainly know about the famous restaurant-bar in Philadelphia with the name Monk’s CafĂ©. This restaurant is known all over the USA as one of the best places to find an extensive selection of Belgian beers, and also great food cooked in Belgian beer. The owner Tom Peters is one of the many people who fell in love years ago with Belgian beer, and one of the few who had the passion and tenacity to learn all about it. He goes at least four times per year to Belgium, to emerge himself in the Belgian beer culture, to revisit his favorite bars (for example Brugge – De Garre) and restaurants (for example: ‘t Hommelhof in Watou), and to talk with as many brewers as possible. All his “Belgian” experience is translated in the concept, selection and menu of his famous restaurant. Go there
So, in 2002 he finally had the opportunity, and the courage to convince the Van Steenberge brewery to bottle its famous ‘BIOS - Vlaamse Bourgogne’ under private label for him. The Flemish Burgundy of the Van Steenberge brewery is an OLD BROWN in style, aged in oak, and is one of the oldest brews made by the brewery, at least brewed for over 300 years. Tom Peters knew the beer since long, but had always trouble to find some bottles, even in Belgium. Indeed, the beer is only brewed once a year. A final tasting of a whole line of Belgian Old Browns in the Brugs Beertje bar (Brugge) tilted the decision: this is the best Old brown ale in the world! And Tom went to the brewery to see Mr. Paul Van Steenberge and Mr. Jef Versele, the owners of the brewery." -- importer

Friday, May 1, 2009

Quick post..

Schlafly APA arrived today bottled 4/23/09 -- 1 week old (I mean 1 week FRESH)

I took the last 8 cases of the Sam Adams Longshot that the distributor had.
That will be it for the year for the Pliny the Elder clone!!

More new Belgians...

Also in stock...
Will post more info and descriptions when I get time....

Popperings Hommel Ale...$8.99 / 750ml
Brugse Zot....$14.99 / 4pk

Exclusive Belgian Ale 6 pack sampler...$17.49 / 6pk
Includes 1 bottle of each (11oz)
Breugel Amber Ale
Gulden Draak
Bornem Triple Abbey
Piraat Ale
Bornem Double Abbey

Belgian stuff..

Exciting new stuff...
Van Steenberge Brewery -- Belgium

Gulden Draak...$11.99 750ml
Gulden Draak...$4.29 / 11oz
Gulden Draak...$16.99 / 4pk
"Gulden Draak is a dark brown Triple Ale, which makes it an exception among the Belgian Triples. The second fermentation offers the nice creamy head, the full body and all the vitamins of the centuries old brewers yeast. It is a "thick" beer, that you can actually "nimble" to adventure the complex taste. Gulden Draak balances a natural malt toffee-like sweetness with a mellow happiness and some hoppy accents. The aroma is round, sweet and reveals the 10.5 alcohol by volume. Another name for this type of rich beer is: "Barley wine". You sip and enjoy this beer slowly, probably as a dessert, or as a treat you definitely deserve.
FOOD-COMBINATIONS: Dessert-beer after dinner. Or just before bed. Some like it with a cigar, others match it with chocolate.
Sealed from light in the white painted bottle, which is recycled as candle-holder. You can age the Gulden Draak for many years, just like wine." -- importer

A- on BeerAdvocate
97 percentile on RateBeer
Read more about Gulden Draak including
The battle for the "Gulden Draak" - click here

Augustijn Abbey Ale...$9.99 / 750ml
"Full body - staying head - amber color with a spicy, malty palate that finishes very fruity with complex hoppy undertones. Extremely pleasant to drink during lenghty conversations. Brewed along a 700 year tradition!
FOOD COMBINATIONS: goes very well with spicy food (fish or meat.) The hot spicy food (Cajun, Mexican, Oriental ...) is pleasantly cooled down by this wonderful beer. The hops also help the digestion. Delicious with cheeses.You can age the Augustijn for many years, just like wine." --importer

"History: 700 years ago, in 1295, the Augustijner-abbey of Gent was created with the help of the ruling Borluut family. That's the reason why 1295 is printed on every bottle of our delicious AUGUSTIJN Abbey Ale. The origin of our Augustijn goes back to this abbey, where today only 7 monks are left. More than 20 years ago the monks licensed the recipe and the century-old yeast-string for that delicious beer to Brewery Van Steenberge, situated a few miles north of Gent in a small village, called Ertvelde." -- importer

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New from Missouri....

Charleville Microbrewery - Ste. Genevieive, Missouri
Just released seasonal----
Charleville Maibock.....$4.19 / 22oz
"Maibock is a tradition from Bavaria brewed to celebrate the arrival of the spring season. Our Maibock is fermented with traditional Bavarian lager yeast prior to cold conditioning for eight long weeks. Two-Row Barley, Munich, and Carmel Malt build the base that facilitates the malty aromatic profile and deep bronze color. German Magnum, Hallertau, and Tettnanger hops make up the balance to form its depth and Character." -- Charleville
Don't forget their other great brews...
Half Wit Wheat....$3.19 / 22oz
"A cross between an American Wheat and a Belgian Wit, this refreshing ale is made with white wheat, ground corriander, and fresh whole oranges! Simply delicious served with a slice of orange." -- Charleville
Tornado Alley Amber Ale...$3.19 / 22oz
"Our Amber is a beautiful red color with slight sweetness and a wonderful blend of hops." -- Charleville
Hoptimistic IPA...$3.79 / 22oz
"We are really excited to feature our new Hoptimistic IPA!!! This is a very hoppy IPA with lots of complexity and wonderful hops flavors. Yum!" -- Charleville
Tripel Wit....$4.19 / 22oz
"A beer experience with a true distinction, our Triple wit is a unique bottle conditioned Belgian style ale. Made from two row barley, white wheat and rolled oats. To compliment the satiating taste only found by using a traditional top fermenting yeast, coriander and oranges are added. This addition during the brewing process lends to the delicate balance of flavors between the malt hops and yeast." -- brewery
All available online at

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beer news...

Quick info....

Southern Tier Mokah - just arrived at Forsyth -- read more
Bell's Two Hearted Ale -- fresh - bottled -- 4/13/09
Tin Mill Hefe-Weizen just arrived - see post below
Charleville Maibock -- should arrive later this week

Mike at is giving away 2 bottles of Dark Lord!!!
click here to check it out