Friday, December 6, 2013

Belgium2Brooklyn and Christmas Beers

There are plenty of opportunities to drink an amazing array of beers this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 December, starting at noon on both days is the 8th Annual Belgium2Brooklyn at Mugs Ale House in Williamsburg. This festival, featuring Belgian-brewed and Belgian-style brews will be featuring some exclusive beers from our portfolio, some of which are having their New York debut.

Each day will feature a different list of beers and here are some of the highlights:

courtesy of Bill Coleman

  • Dieu du Ciel! Isseki Nicho - imperial dark saison from Québec
  • Het Nest Oak-Aged Klevertien - quadrupel with anise (only keg in NYC!)
  • Ægir Julebrygg - winter warmer from Norway, judiciously spiced with juniper and ginger
  • Het Nest Dead Man's Hand - bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout (only keg in NYC!)
  • Jandrain-Jandrenouille VI Wheat - saison (only keg in NYC!)
  • Sainte-Hélène Gypsy Rose - Belgian strong ale (only keg in NYC!)
  • To Øl Snowball Saison - refreshing saison from Denmark


Also on Saturday, Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint will be featuring some of our Christmas beers and Jim "Bocky" Barnes will be spinning the festive tunes from 12-5pm.

  • The Monarchy Happy Christmas from Aachen - Germany's The Monarchy brewed up a series of holiday beers that are like German Christmas cakes in a keg. Each one features the Christmas flavors of a different city. This version is made with gingerbread spices like the Aachen Printen cookies
  • The Monarchy Happy Christmas from Dresden - the second in the holiday series. This version is brewed with candied orange and lemon peels and raisins liek the world-famous Dresdener Christstollen
  • Ægir Julebrygg - winter warmer from Norway, judiciously spiced with juniper and ginger

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