Celis Brewery (Austin, Texas) has announced that Celis Grand Cru has officially returned for a Seasonal run with availability on draft and now in 12 oz. cans.
A true revival of the original recipe “created by Pierre Celis in 1967 in Hoegaarden, Belgium”, Celis Grand Cru is a Belgian-style Tripel “brewed with pale barley malts, along with Saaz and Cascade hops, and the same proprietary yeast strain that has been used in Celis White since 1965.” This award-winning recipe produces a “well-balanced” experience that has “complex fruity flavors with spicy accents and a delicate sweetness with a lingering dry finish.” Meant to be sipped and savored, Celis Grand Cru (8.6% ABV) promises to be an “ideal beer choice for festive winter gatherings and indulging in with friends during the colder months of the year.”
“We are excited to reintroduce Celis Grand Cru this season, both on tap and now in cans,” says Christine Celis, founder of Celis Brewery. “Celis Grand Cru was the second beer my father created back in 1967 at Celis Brouwerij in Hoegaarden, and now we are brewing it for the second time in the new Celis brewery. The higher alcohol content of Grand Cru makes it an excellent style to be savored on special occasions. It is the perfect ale to take to holiday parties to impress your friends.”
Celis Grand Cru is hitting distribution now and will be available through March 2019, while supplies last. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located throughout the state of Texas. Prost!
Vital Information for Celis Grand Cru from Celis Brewery
Release – Seasonal, November 2018 – March 2019
Style – Belgian-style Tripel
ABV – 8.6%
Featured Hops – Saaz & Cascade
Fun Fact – On Celis Grand Cru’s origin: “Celis Grand Cru Tripel was first released by the original Celis Brewery in Austin during Autumn of 1992 using the same recipe as Pierre Celis brewed in Hoegaarden. Grand Cru developed a strong following among beer lovers all over the world during in the 1990s. Celis Grand Cru Tripel won several awards including a Silver medal at the 1998 World Beer Cup and Gold medal at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival (GABF).”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pair it with rich, fatty, or creamy foods, like short ribs, roasted pork loin, or grilled lamb with a festive meal. It’s excellent with soft cheeses triple crème and deserts such as ginger spice cake.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Texas