Thursday, June 26, 2008
New Beers This Week Featuring It's Back!
That's right, it's back. That elusive beer the Achel Trappist Belgian Abbey Ale. Trappist ales, for those of you who may not know, are beers brewed by a select few Benedictine monasteries, most of which are in Belgium. Chimay is the most famous and most easily available. Then you have Orval, also fairly easy to get, Koningshoeven, Westmalle, Rochefort, which is a bit more difficult to get, and Westleveren, which is the most difficult to get because you can only buy it at the monastery. Of the ones that are exported, Achel is by far the most difficult to get because it only comes around once in a while. In our case, we got our last batch about 2 years ago and have been sold out for months. Anyway, it's back. Get it while you can.
Next we have a new beer from one of my favorite Belgian breweries, Gouden Carolus. The Hopsinjoor is that most elusive of beers - a hoppy Belgian ale. Brewed with four different hops, this one will appeal to hop heads and Belgian ale lovers.