Last Friday I received a call from Bierkeller to say that my next allocation of beers was ready for collection.
I was given the option to pick and choose the four for tasting and it just so happens that they mostly come from our buddies in and around Europe.
Seems fitting with the EU referendum just around the corner.
You can find my latest options below along with their commercial descriptions to give you a hint of whats to come in the following week.
Einstock White Ale
Brewed in the centuries-old Belgian tradition, our White Ale features the complex flavors of the classic witbier, including orange peel and coriander – all brewed with pure Icelandic water that delivers a cool smoothness that is flavorful and refreshingly drinkable.
A unique marriage between the English tradition of IPAs, the new American revolution of Imperial IPAs and the classic Belgian way of brewing. Houblon Chouffe, although very much hopped as it is, showcases the unique balance between a very strong IPA and a very special Belgian Tripel exclusively created for this ale (Big malty body, distinct dryness, expressive estery fruitiness).
Originally sold by Tartu as A. Le Coq Premium Extra. The beer was bought by Brand Independence Ltd in 2006 and renamed Viru. It is contract brewed by Tartu for Brand Independence Ltd.
‘Viru’ (pronounced ‘veer-roo’) is becoming a well known Baltic states’ beer export. Brewed in the university town of Tartu, Viru is packaged in a octahedral bottle designed over 100 years ago, and thought to be based on the churches and towers of old Tallinn, capital of Estonia.
Liefmans is a unique, refreshing blend of beers, ripened on real cherries in our cellars, blended with natural fruitjuices of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, billberry and elderberry. The result is a slightly Champenoise pearling, fruity, and agreably sweet drink, sparkling and refreshing.
I’m really looking forward to Houblon Chouffe as the Belgians know how to produce ‘BIG’ beers with powerful flavours. The Chouffe range are definitely know exception.
I also love the shape of the Viru bottle have a concern it could be just a simple beer.
Check back during the week to find out how the beers rate.