On TapUpdated On: 03/02/2015
A traditional lambic is made with a high percentage of wheat. This renegade lambic is made with 100% malted barley. This results in a slightly bigger body. This has the house characteristic of a bit of funk and sour. I love this brewery and this beer in particular.
Chimay Triple ( aka Cinq Cent )
BELGIUM - Rich, spicy blonde triple, dry herbaceous finish. Brewed on the grounds of a Trappist Monastary (in the Ardennes Mtns). The hoppiest of their three offerings. Since 1862 the Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay have been developing the production of Trappist beers (and cheeses!).
De Dolle Oerbier
Nat & Straff!
BELGIUM - A triple in style. The young drinkers just love the pink elephant logo
Dupont Avec les Bon Voeux
2012 vintage. This Super Saison ages well. Arguably the best Holiday Ale made in Belgium. A bit of citrus in the finish. lots of dried fruit in the taste. Medium to full body. Hops in taste & finish. Such a great balance. Dry finish.
Firestone Walker XVIII
They used 227 barrels to blend this Anniversary Ale. Insanely good!
Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale
BELGIUM - That's right, our own private label brewed for us by the family-owned Van Steenberge brewery, just outside Ghent, Belgium. Medium body, red color, somewhat fruity nose, malt flavor with a slight lactic taste. Great Stuff! A real thirst quencher and palate cleanser.
Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale
MAINE - - American hops meet saison yeast in this dry, signature ale. 6%
Petrus Aged Pale Ale
BELGIUM - This is a staff favorite in bottle. This beer is aged 18 months in oak barrels, which provides the sour note this beer exhibits. Kegs of this are a real treat. Both refreshing and bracing.
Russian River Blind Pig
CALIFORNIA - Perhaps my favorite West Coast IPA. Solid hop aromas and finish backed up by the perfect balance of malt. 6.1%abv
Russian River Damnation
CALIFORNIA - blonde ale influenced by Duvel. Great aromas of banana and pear. Medium body with flavors of pale roasted malt and spice from the hops. hops in the finish give it a crisp, dry finish.
Russian River Pliney the Younger
Vinnie's at it again. This time it's a Triple IPA. Huge alcohol, but doesn't drink hot. Somehow he balances all those hops with just enough malt to make this beer entirely too drinkable. Limit of two per guest.
Russian River Pliny the Elder
CALIFORNIA - Beer 8%abv
Russian River Sanctification
CALIFORNIA - A Golden Ale 100% fermented with Brettanomyces. Super dry finish since the brett eats all the sugar. I've had this keg for 11 months.
Russian River Supplication
This is a brown ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels with fresh sour cherries. This sat on wood for 12 months. Hints of the oak, the wine and certainly the cherries. Oh yea, Vinnie added a healthy dose of Brettomyces yeast to give it some extra funk. This is an ALL TIME favorite of mine - top 10 beers I've ever enjoyed. Maybe top 5. It is a small keg, so hurry.
Russian River Temptation
CALIFORNIA - Blond ale aged in french oak chardonnay barrels for twelve months. Vinnie adds his house strain of brettanomyces that adds a sour component and a bit of fruitiness. Yummy!
A 12% strong ale. Bronze color. Full body. Called "Bush de Noel" in Belgium. Dry hopped four weeks before bottling. Sweet taste, but a nice dry finish.
Senne / Tired Hands
Collaboration Ale between two of my favorite brewers...Yvan de Baets of Brasserie de la Senne & Jean from Tired Hands.
BELGIUM- Pierre Tilquin opened his Gueuzerie a few years ago. We were lucky enough to debut his lambic in the US - actually the first time it was poured outside of Belgium. Pierre's draft version differs a bit from his bottle conditioned version, but it is equally complex and very quaffable.
BELGIUM - Traditional Belgian Tripel that is a tad drier in the finish than is Chimay. This is Keith's, one of our chefs, favorite beer.