Brouwerij RODENBACH (Roeselare, Belgium) has announced that it is officially reclassifying RODENBACH Alexander as a Year-Round offering that will have availability on draft and in new-look 4-packs of 11.2 oz. bottles.
First brewed in 1986 to commemorate Alexander Rodenbach’s 200th birthday, RODENBACH Alexander is a Flanders-style Red Ale comprised of “a blend of 2/3rd aged RODENBACH (2-year matured beer from oak standing Foeders) and 1/3rd young ale, then macerated with sour cherries.” After production of Alexander was ceased in 1999, constant consumer demand forced RODENBACH to resurrect this iconic brew in 2016 as an annually released, limited edition beer packaged in large format bottles. Alexander has since firmly established itself as one the brewery’s most sought after beers, and now RODENBACH has decided to give their fans the option to enjoy this beautiful beer as a full-time, Year-Round offering.
“The consumer demand and interest for this beer has been outstanding since we re-launched it two years ago, with many stories of consumers traveling far distances to get their hands on a single bottle,” said David van Wees, founder of Latis Imports, U.S. Importer for RODENBACH Brewery. “It’s an exceptional beer that deserves to be enjoyed year-round and we’re excited that more consumers will have the opportunity to enjoy a beer that pays homage to one of the brewery’s original founding members.”
RODENBACH Alexander will officially begin its Year-Round status in June 2018. Once this happens, you can expect to find this world-class offering available in 4-packs of 11.2 oz. bottles (suggested retail price of $14.99) and on draft at fine beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida and all other areas of the United States that normally see RODENBACH beers on shelves and taps. Prost!
Vital Information for RODENBACH Alexander from Brouwerij RODENBACH
Release – Year-Round beginning June 2018
Style – Flanders-style Red Ale
ABV – 5.6%
Treatment – “Blend of 2/3rd aged RODENBACH (2-year matured beer from oak standing Foeders) and 1/3rd young ale, then macerated with sour cherries”
Fun Fact – On the beer’s history: “Originally brewed in 1986 to commemorate the 200th birthday of one of the brewery’s founding members – Alexander Rodenbach. Despite being blind at the age of eleven, Alexander Rodenbach ran the brewery starting in 1821 and went on to become a member of parliament, which he served for 36 years. Following the 1999 release, the brewery stopped production of RODENBACH Alexander. It became highly celebrated and in demand since being released annually in limited edition large format bottles beginning in 2016.”
Availability – 4-packs of 11.2 oz. bottles & draft