Brouwerij St. Bernardus (Watou, Belgium) and D&V International, Inc., the brewery’s exclusive importer, have officially announced that 11.2 oz. cans of the award winning St. Bernardus Wit Ale are now available exclusively in the U.S.
Often referred to as “the finest White Ale in the world”, St. Bernardus Wit is a “traditional Belgian white beer developed and brewed in collaboration with the legendary Master Brewer Pierre Celis.” Presenting itself as “very pale (whitish-yellow color) and quite hazy” in appearance, this 5.5% ABV Witbier hits the nose and palate with a refreshingly “wheaty, apple-like, tartness; herbal-spicy notes with coriander and orangey fruitness and honeyish sweetness.” The gorgeous nature of St. Bernardus Wit is well known across the globe, but American beer drinkers can now enjoy this “perfect thirst quencher” just about anywhere thanks to a new option in packaging: convenient 11.2 oz. cans.
“We are very excited to provide this new packaging to the U.S. market, it’s the first time we canned one of our beers. We believe our customers will be very excited with this additional format!”
– Marco Passarella, Sales Manager, Brewery St. Bernardus
Cans of St. Bernardus Wit Ale are available now. You can find this Year-Round offering available in 4-packs of 11.2 oz. cans, 4-packs of 11.2 oz. bottles, 750ml bottles and on draft at fine beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Brouwerij St. Bernardus’s reach in the United States. Prost!
Vital Information for St. Bernardus Wit Ale from Brouwerij St. Bernardus
Release – Year-Round, cans launch March 2018
Style – Witbier
ABV – 5.5%
Availability – 4-packs of 11.2 oz. cans, 4-packs of 11.2 oz. bottles, 750ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.specialtybeer.com/beer-locator/
Just as it does each year, Brasserie St-Feuillien (Le Roeulx, Belgium) is celebrating the Holiday Season with the Limited Release of its Cuvée de Noël.
Crafted to embody the holiday spirit, Cuvée de Noël is a “dark brown, rich and full-bodied” Belgian Strong Dark Ale that is meant to be “[savored] and [shared] with friends.” At 9% ABV, this warming, Seasonal offering showcases aromatics enhanced by herbs and spices and a “full-bodied . . . smoothness that is the result of the synergy of caramelized malts, carefully controlled fermentation and long cold storage.” To round off the entire experience, a “very subtle” bitter note emerges as “the dominant flavor in this harmonious ale [to strike] a perfect balance between all the different ingredients.”
Cuvée de Noël is pouring now and will be available throughout the 2017 Holiday Season. If you are in the United States and wish to seek out this special Holiday Ale, you can find this Limited release available as a draft-only offering at fine beer establishments located throughout the country. Cuvée de Noël can also be found internationally (excluding the US) in 33ml bottles, 750ml bottles, 1.5L bottles and on draft. Prost!
Vital Information for Cuvée de Noël from Brasserie St-Feuillien
Release – Limited/Seasonal, Holiday Season 2017
Style – Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV – 9%
Added Ingredients – Herbs & spices reminiscent of the holidays
Availability – Draft-only in the United States. International availability includes 33ml bottles, 750ml bottles, 1.5L bottles & draft
Brasserie St-Feuillien (Le Roeulx, Belgium) has announced that Grisette Blanche Wit will make its official debut in the U.S. beginning this month.
Fresh off of a gold medal win in the Belgian Style Witbier category at the 2016 World Beer Awards, the folks at Brasserie St-Feuillien believe that Grisette Blanche Wit is now ready to be introduced to the American beer market. Boasting notes of coriander and citrus, this easy-drinking beer possesses all of the traditional hallmarks one would expect from a great Witbier. For a more in-depth idea of what to expect, here is how the owner of St-Feuillien describes Grisette Blanche Wit:
“Grisette Blanche belongs to the rich family of Belgian white beers with light character, gentle flavor and a bouquet of aroma,” said St-Feuillien owner Ms. Dominique Friart. “At 5.5% ABV, it pours a pale golden yellow, with spicy aromas of citrus and coriander, a thick goldenrod head of foam and a smooth finish with minimal bitterness. It is a perfect refreshing springtime ale. However, it remains a full-bodied, savory beer offering lots of contrast.”
Grisette Blanche joins St-Feuillien’s U.S. offerings which include its Saison, Triple and Brune.
Launching in the U.S. this month (April 2017), Grisette Blanche Wit will be available as a draft-only offering. Look for this new brew to be on tap lists at fine beer-focused restaurants and bars in Florida and throughout the rest of the Artisanal Imports national distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Grisette Blanche Wit from Brasserie St-Feuillien
Release – launches in United States in April 2017
Style – Witbier
ABV – 5.5%
Availability – Draft only
Distribution – http://www.artisanalimports.com/wholesalelocations.asp?id=0