France & Belgium Vacation Beer Haul

Here is the beer haul from our recent trip to France & Belgium where we met with some of the brewers and vendors for our upcoming October beer tour “Grand Crus to Farmhouse Brews- A Beercation Cruise through Belgium &

Beer # 192 Ommegang Art of Darkness

Name: Art of Darkness Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale Brewery:  Brewery Ommegang   website Country: USA Region: Cooperstown, New York ABV: 8.9% abv How served:  750ml corked and caged poured into a Ommegang glass. My Overall Opinion: Very Good. I paired

Beer #191 Struise Rosse by De Struise Brouwers

Name: Struise Rosse Style: Amber Ale Brewery:  De Struise Brouwers   website Country: Belgium Region: Oostvleteren ABV: 5.0% abv How served:  11.2oz capped bottle poured into a De Struise glass. My Overall Opinion: Very Good. I paired this beer with:  Nothing…Is

Beer # 190 Clown Shoes Miracle

Name: Miracle Style: I.P.A. Brewery:  Clown Shoes   website Country: USA Region: Ipswich, Massachusetts ABV: 5.5% abv How served:  22oz capped bomber poured into a De Struise glass.    My Overall Opinion: Good. I paired this beer with:  a Rib-eye steak

Due South Brewing

Due South Brewing Co- New Brewery in Boynton Beach, Fl

The newest brewery to open in Boynton Beach, Florida is Due South Brewing Co. … Well it is really the ONLY brewery in Boynton Beach now since Hops Grill and Brewery closed sometime in the mid 2000’s. They are located

Westvleteren 12 and St Bernardus 12 side by side

Westvleteren 12 vs. St Bernardus Abt 12

In researching for an article about our upcoming tour to St. Bernardus my wife was surprised to learn that although Westvleteren is now using Westmalle’s yeast, St. Bernardus is apparently still brewing the original Westvleteren recipe with Westvleteren yeast…  So she came to think that if she’s lovin’ a Westy, is it really a Westy? or is St Bernardus the real WestyConfusing, for sure.  So all we could do was pull out a bottle of each of them…which was conveniently located in our Coke Machine, and do a blind tasting.  Life is rough sometimes, but we were willing to make the sacrifice in order to provide you, our readers and beer voyagers, with enlightenment.

Midnight Sun Brewing Co 2009 Crew Brew

My Midnight Sun Brewing Beer Fest

Midnight Sun Brewing Co 2009 Crew Brew Tasting Since my wife will be in Boston this weekend for the “Night of the Barrels” & the “Extreme” Beer Festival I can up with a plan.   To keep me from being home

Seventh Sun Brewing tap handles

Brewery Spotlight: Seventh Sun Brewing

The 2012 Tampa Bay Weekend Beer Safari Less Than 10 Days Left Until… We will Visit 5 Breweries, Have 2 Gourmet Beer Paired Dinners, Enjoy a Beer Paired Lunch and much more over our 2 Night Stay in Tampa Bay! Hurry We Only a Few

Val-Dieu Grand Cru

Beer #189 Val-Dieu Grand Cru

Name: Grand Cru Style: Quadruple Brewery:  Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu   website Country: Belgium Region: Aubel ABV: 10.5% abv How served:  750ml corked and caged bottle poured into an Abbeye de Leffe chalice. My Overall Opinion: Amazing. I paired this

Bon Beer Voyage Presents:

Bon Beer Voyage Presents: The Ultimate Beer Connoisseur & Foodie Dining Experience! Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Bon Beer Voyage Invite You to Join us in Tampa, Florida for a 4 Course Gourmet Beer Paired Dinner February 10, 2012 7:00 PM