Hop comes from the same family as weed. They are both members of the Cannabaceae family.
Hop itself is a bine. Bines are known to tangle themselves around others plants or objects. The fun thing is almost all of the hop plants tangle themselves clockwise!
The Tripel Karmeliet beer has a bell shaped glass and if you flick the glass it resonates like a tuning fork.
Also the Tripel Karmeliet contains three different types of grain: barley, wheat and oats.
Isn’t that extraordinary!
For the beer enthusiast who has everything…Brew Dog’s “The End of History” (55% ABV, blond belgian ale). That’s right…55%. $700…complete with taxidermied rodent bottle.
The sickest beer!
- 4 bottles of Liefmans Gouden Band (37,5 cl)
- 1 orange
- 4 cloves
- 2 tablespoons of sugar candy
- peel of 2 lemons
- 4 shotglasses of rum
CUT THAT ORANGE! SLICE IT IN TWO, I REPEAT TWO HALFS! You done? Good! Now heat that Liefmans together with the sugar candy, lemon peel and the orange. DON’T TOUCH THAT PAN IT’S HOT!
After about one minute, that’s 60 seconds for all of you who don’t like minutes, add the rum and two tablespoons of sweet sweet honey.
Let that little old pan rest for about twenty minutes on a low fire and maybe have yourself a little beer while you wait.
After 20 minutes…BEER PUNCH!
Tired of that same old beer? D’you wanna mix things up a lil’?
Why don’t you?
Believe it or not but there are loads of beercocktails in the world. A little while a go I read about mixing your dubbel and tripel beers 50/50. The original recipe said Westmalle, but why not be creative?
Last night I poured two La Trappe beers together creating an interesting brew. Ofcourse you have to find out for yourself what you like best.
So maybe you don’t have the time to become a master of the brewing arts, but you can always create your own beer. Just mix ‘em up folks!
Here it is in a really aesthetically appealing wheel format. Admire that shit. Also, what do those weird words mean? More on that later… -J
Homework: Know your flavor!
Found this over at beer-boobs-biceps.tumblr.com. Something that might be handy for the lot of you. NOW STUDY!
Youri’s Beer Journal: Punk IPA
The scent was hard to determin at first but actualy just smells like peach. The taste has notes of fresh citrus and peach followed by a bitter hoppy finish.
A nice IPA for a good summersday for those who don’t want to get all weird from a stronger ale.
Now this is a bit of homework for all you sweet loving beer drinkers. The kriek beers are mostly known for their sweet, sour fruity flavour and their red colour.
The word kriek comes from Belgium and means sour cherry. This is no surprise since kriek beers are made from cherries and are often sour. This type of beer is often called kriekenlambiek. The lambiek beer, originating from the Blegium region called Pajottenland, is often known for its sour taste. A kriekenlambiek beer starts with just a lambiek beer that later gets a cherry addition. The proces of brewing can take up to 18 months!
Nowadays more commercial kriek gets fruitjuice added to the beer instead of the sour cherries. This makes the beer more easier to make and makes the kriek more sweet. Because the commercial kriek is more sweeter it is enjoyed by a larger audience. In Belgium the commercial kriek is often drunk by teenage girls who prefer a more sweeter beer to the strong Belgium abbey beers. Also the kriek is the perfect beer for a nice summers day.
Not all commercial kriek uses cherryjuice instead of real cherries but there is a way to seperate your commercial kriek from the traditional kriek. The traditional kriek is mostly sold in a corked bottle while the commercial kriek is often found in capped bottles.
Tradional Belgium Kriek beers:
- Mort Subite Oude Kriek (Mort Subite Brewery, 5%)
- Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René (Lindemans Brewery, 3,5%)
- Timmermans Tradition Kriek Lambik (Timmermans Brewery, 5,5%)
- Liefmans Cuvée-Brut (Liefmans Brewery, 6%)
Commercial Kriek beers:
- Belle-Vue Kriek (Belle-Vue Brewery, 5,2%)
- Kriek Boon (Boon Brewery, 4%)
- Mort Subite Kriek (Brewery Mort Subite, 5%)
Other Kriek Beers:
- Cascade Kriek Ale (Cascade Brewing, USA, 8,1%)
- Kriek De Ranke (De Ranke Brewery,Belgium, 7%)
The Cascade Kriek Ale is an ale in the Belgium Kriek style and the Kriek de Ranke was originates from a lambik that didn’t go down well with the customers. The brewers then decided to add sour cherries to the recipe after which they mixed it with just a bit of young lambik making it another unique beer in the list.
Note: Don’t drink your kriek beer too fast or at least not too many. Because of its fruity flavour people tend to drink it like lemonade rather then beer resulting in nasty hangovers and things alike.