Friday, June 23, 2006

New Belgian brews at Grapevine

I really ought to charge Grapevine for advertising as much as I promote them. From their latest newsletter:

Brand New Belgian Brews
Beerman gets a visit from the Belgian Beer Gnomes

Brasserie d'Achouffe
Once upon a time, the Grape Vine Market Beerman wished for something new and exciting to bring his customers. Casting his wish into the ether he turned in for the night and dreamt sweet dreams of hops and barley.

When Beerman awoke, he found that Belgian Beer Gnomes had paid a visit and granted his wish, delivereing three new brews from Brasserie d'Achouffe. Beerman drank happily ever after.


Brasserie d'Achouffe was started by two Brothers-in- law who began brewing as a hobby and wound up creating beers that are now world renowned.

The folks at Achouffe strive to make beers that are different from the rest, and they've succeeded with these three:
  • Mc Chouffe is inspired by the dark, rich and malty ales of Scotland.


  • La Chouffe stands out with is its use of coriander, which gives it a robust, spicy flavor.


  • Houblon aspires to combine two very different beer styles - a Trippel and an I.P.A.. This a beer that should make even the snootiest wine lover realize that beer can be just as complex and nuanced as any wine. It's a truly amazing beer.

750 ml bottle $8.49


WARNING: Uncontrollable silliness can be a serious side effect of playing with Belgian Beer Gnomes

1 comment:

Bob Knoxious said...

I saw these gnomes whilst I drank this beer in Amsterdam. Good Beer. Good Times.