the brew (december 2009)
BrewDog Atlantic IPA
BrewDog is bringing its Atlantic IPA to the United States, the first commercially available, genuine sea-aged IPA in more than two centuries. The brew, made from a 150-year-old recipe, spent two months aging aboard a mackerel trawler in the North Atlantic. The Atlantic IPA includes biscuit, toast, caramel, oak, salt and tobacco flavors, while hints of honey, pine and vanilla linger in the palate. Only 960 330 ml bottles are available in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.brewdog.com.
Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection
The Boston Beer Co. released the Samuel Adams Barrel Room Collection. Comprised of three oak-aged beers brewed and aged at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery — New World Tripel, American Kriek and Stony Brook Red — this release marks the first time beer will be available for purchase at the Boston Brewery. Each style is bottled in a 750 ml bottle and finished with a Champagne cork. Brewers recommend serving each in a Tulip-style beer glass to best capture aromas.
For more information, visit www.samueladams.com.
Van Twee Belgian & Witte Noire Imperial Amber Wheat
SBS Imports welcomes Van Twee Belgian Ale and Witte Noire Imperial Amber Wheat Ale to the De Proef lineup. Van Twee is the third beer in the Brewmaster’s Collaboration Series, and it was co-designed and brewed by John Mallet of Bell’s Brewery and Dirk Naudts at De Proef. The porter-dubbel hybrid has layers of rich chocolate and coffee notes while Witte Noire features light roasted porter-like notes on the front palate.
For more information, visit www.sbs-imports.com.