Unibroue Brings Éphémère Cassis Back for the Summer

unibrouelogoUnibroue (Chambly, Québec) has officially announced that Éphémère Cassis will return to American shelves and taps during the summer of 2019.

Returning to the United States for the first time since 2011, Éphémère Cassis – a.k.a. Black Currant Éphémère – is a Belgian-style White Ale that “pours a pale red hue with pinkish highlights, slightly cloudy with a finely laced light pink head.”  Effervescent in nature, this Éphémère variant boasts “pleasant aromas of black currant enhanced by notes of citrus and spice with a light, flowery bouquet.”  Weighing in at an easy drinking 5.5% ABV, Éphémère Cassis is “guaranteed to refresh and revitalize the senses and is perfect for the summer season.”

Éphémère Cassis is rolling out now and will stick around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in a seasonal variety 6-pack and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Unibroue’s distribution footprint in the United States.  Prost!

Vital Information for Éphémère Cassis from Unibroue

Release – Limited/Seasonal; arriving late June/early July 2019 
Style – Belgian-style White Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 8.5
Tasting Notes – “Upon first sip, the palate is met with refreshingly crisp acidity, sumptuous black currant flavor, delicately sweet and balanced astringency with hints of grape, lemon zest and tea. A study in pleasing contradictions, Éphémère Cassis is rich in flavor and color yet not too heavy, dancing a perfect middle-ground in texture; refreshingly bitter yet gently sweet, and piquantly carbonated while retaining a body worthy of exploration. Each sip finishes cleanly on the palate, beckoning for the next.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Goat cheese or aged cheddar, fruit salad, mango salsa, light pastas, smoked salmon, duck, roast lamb, dark chocolate, cheesecake or tiramisu.”
Recommended Glassware – Flute or Tulip
Availability – Featured in a seasonal variety 6-pack & on draft
Beer Finder – http://www.unibrouefinder.com/#

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Unibroue Launches Éphémère Strawberry & Rhubarb as New Seasonal

UnibroueEphemereSRUnibroue (Chambly, Québec) has officially released Éphémère Strawberry & Rhubarb as the newest installment in its Seasonal Éphémère Series.

Developed as the newest iteration of Unibroue’s “ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons”, Éphémère Strawberry & Rhubarb (5.5% ABV) is the first Éphémère variant to feature two fruits.  “Pleasant strawberry and rhubarb flavors” combine with Éphémère’s Belgian-style White Ale base to create an experience “reminiscent of the pie that unites these two fruits.”

“When the idea came to me to combine two fruits for the very first time in a beer from our Éphémère series, it was natural for me to lean towards a blend of strawberries and rhubarb. The herbaceous and tart profile of rhubarb pairs up perfectly with the sweet taste and smooth scent of ripe strawberries. I see the result as a keepsake reminiscent of Spring and Summer memories. I hope it will bring sweet moments to your lips as well!”

 

– Jerry Vietz, Master Brewer at Unibroue

Éphémère Strawberry & Rhubarb is rolling out in the U.S. now and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering at select craft beer retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Unibroue’s distribution network in the U.S.  Prost!

Vital Information for Éphémère Strawberry & Rhubarb from Unibroue 

Release – Seasonal/Limited, launching July 2018
Style – Fruit Beer/Belgian-style White Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 11
Added Ingredients – Strawberry & rhubarb
Recommended Glassware – Flute or Tulip
Suggested Food Pairings – “Curried chicken, pineapple ham, spinach salad, blue cheese, triple cream Brie cheese, pineapple upside-down cake, vanilla ice cream (float)”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, on draft and in Unibroue’s seasonal variety six-pack
Beer Finder – https://www.unibroue.com/en/find-our-beers

Unibroue Launches Éphémère Sureau as New Seasonal

unibroueephemerebottleUnibroue (Chambly, Québec) has officially announced the arrival of Sureau, an Elderberry Belgian-style White Ale, as the latest Seasonal release from the brewery’s Éphémère Series.

The long-standing Éphémère Series is Unibroue’s line of “refreshing, lightly spiced” Belgian-style White Ales that have been infused with a featured seasonal fruit.  For this latest release, Éphémère Sureau – French for “elderberry” – captures the full essence of the elderberry by utilizing both the fruit and the flower.  “Slightly cloudy and seductively reddish [in] color with purplish hues,” this fruit ale’s “berry flavours, subtle floral notes and hints of tropical fruit evoke Muscat grapes’ notable bouquet from the very first sip.”

“This is the first time we’re using both the fruit and flower in making an Éphémère beer,” explains Jerry Vietz, Unibroue’s Master Brewer. “The elderberry flower’s aroma is a perfect complement to the fruit’s rich, delicious flavour.”

Éphémère Sureau began its launch in the United States on May 1 and will be available for a limited time.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in Sommelier Selection variety packs, 6-packs of 341 ml bottles, 750 ml bottles and on draft at fine beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, and throughout the rest of Unibroue’s distribution network in the U.S.  Prost!

Vital Information for Éphémère Sureau from Unibroue

Release – Seasonal/Éphémère Series, launching May 2017
Style – Belgian-style White Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 6
Added Ingredients – Elderberry fruit & flowers
Availability – 6-packs of 341 ml bottles, 750 ml bottles, available in Sommelier Selection variety packs & draft
Suggested Glassware – Tulip
Suggested Pairings – “Éphémère Elderberry’s explosion of berry flavours and subtle floral notes make for a wide variety of pairings,” confirms Sylvain Bouchard, beer sommelier at the brewery. “This delicious beer goes very well with pork loin, grilled chicken, as well as fish and seafood dishes, and adds a refreshing touch to rosette sausages. It also pairs well with goat, Brie and Camembert cheeses.”
Beer Finder – https://www.unibroue.com/en/find-our-beers