SKU 122107, Kastaar Special Edition
5.5% alc/vol, 24*330ml
W:3.45, R: 4.29
Live, golden-blond, high fermentation beer with secondary fermentation in the bottle yet has a nice, light mouth-feel. Brewed with local “nugget hops”.
SKU 122110, Satan Black
8% alc/vol, 24*330m
W:3.35, R: 4.09
The smoky roasted coffee notes, with aromas of sweet, spicy and bitterness complement hearty meal – red meats, fish like halibut and sweet food - desserts such as brownies and dark chocolate, toffee etc. Old cheese like Emmental, Cheddar together with this black beer is a revelation of tastes and impressions. Live beer.
SKU 115466, Scaldis Prestige du Nuits
11.9% alc/vol, 6*750ml
W:21.52, R: 26.29
Scaldis Prestige de Nuits is aged in oak barrels for six months. It is made of Scaldis Noel aged 7 months in Bourgogne wine barrels from the world famous "Nuits St. Georges" vineyard. The result is an ale of extraordinary complexity and depth.
SKU 210570, St. Sebastiaan Dark
6.9% alc/vol 12*500ml ceramic bottle
W: 7.95, R: 9.69
St. Sebastiaan Dark is a dark, medium to heavy high fermented abbey beer that tastes both sweet and bitter on the tongue. It is a nice, clear beer with a wonderful aroma and, for those who love it, a nice touch of yeast at the bottom of the jug. Live beer.
SKU 227342, Bzart Lambiek 2016
8% alc/vol, 6*750ml
W: 19.95, R: 24.39
BZART LAMBIEK originates from the merger of two glorious traditions; the ‘Méthode Traditionnelle’ for sparkling wines and the spontaneous fermentation for Lambic beers. The result is a natural, sparkling Lambic beer of Belgian origin.
SKU 460216, Scaldis Prestige
11.9% alc/vol 6*750ml
W: 19.97, R: 24.49
Scaldis Prestige matures 6 months in oak barrels. Reviving the traditional use of oak barrels has introduced aromas and tannins that haven’t been experienced in beer for many years. Scaldis Prestige is an exceptional beer thanks to its rounded taste, its rich aromas, the exclusive bottle and the limited distribution.
For staff party gifts, hostess gifts, beer-geeks gifts, tough to buy for gifts and, of course, for yourself!
Just cleared customs, or clearing customs as at Dec 6 2018
SKU 37240 Rodenbach Caractere - Clearing Customs
SKU 76554 Kwak Gift Pack - 4 bottles and a glass
SKU 139375 Rodenbach Vintage - Clearing Customs
SKU 210570 St. Sebastiaan Dark - Ceramic Jug
SKU 227342 Oude Beersel Bzart 2016 - aged and ready to drink
SKU 719625 Karmeliet Gift Pack - clearing customs
Great Christmas Picks
SKU 3230 St. Sebastiaan Grand Cru - white ceramic jug
SKU 3523 Hoogstraten Poorter - brown ceramic jug
SKU 31042 De Halve Maan Wild Taster Pack - 3 years of Wilds and a tasting glass
SKU 115466 Scaldis Prestige de Nuits - the dark one
SKU 164098 Historique Cateau Sour Ale - Rhubarb and Strawberry
SKU 415208 Deus Brut des Flandres - the Champagne of Beers. Toast of the Season
SKU 420216 Scaldis Prestige - the lighter coloured one
SKU 674226 la Trappe Oak Aged - no more available
SKU 747642 Gulden Draak 1.5L - Packaged to impress
SKU 872333 Straffe Hendrik Wild - 2018 edition
We've got a couple new beers and a new edition of a favorite.
Straffe Hendrik Wild 2018 (SKU 872333) is back in stock with a limited quantity of 33 cases. This popular Belgian Tripel is brewed with wild Brettanomyces yeast strains to give it it's distinctive sour flavour. This beer's edition average 95 on RateBeer.com. 24*330 ml case
Brasserie Historique Cateau has created a winner with their Sour Ale (SKU 164098) , but only a limited supply is available. We managed to get 28 cases. The Sour Ale is brewed with strawberries to give it sweetness and fruitiness. The, rhubarb is added and brings a tangy and refreshing touch to the strawberry flavors. Add to that a hint of heaven seeds for a subtly peppery and salty twist. It is incredible. A Must Have on every beer drinkers list. 6*750ml
I scooped 20 more cases of the elusive Scaldis Prestige (SKU 420216) from Brasserie Dubuisson. This beer is given 99 on RateBeer. It has been aged in Oak which is what gives it's uncommon smoothness and richness. 6*750ml
RODENBACH portfolio was submitted to Tastings.com, and received numerous awards for 2018, including four "platinum" awards (Vintage, Grand Cru, Alexander & Caractere Rouge), 1 "Gold" (Classic" and 1 "Silver" (Fruitage) which furthers the claim of "The Most Awarded Brewery in the World."
They also achieved the top 4 ratings in the Sour Ale and Fruit Beer category for 2018 - out of 42 beers reviewed. The complete category results can be found here: www.tastings.com/Calendar-Beer/Review-2018-07-02-Best-Sour-Ale-and-Best-Fruit-Beer.aspx
The Tastings.com World Beer Championships is America's oldest annual international beer competition and has been operated objectively for 25 years. It is a blind tasting, medal-based competition that awards based on a 100-point scale. Beers are judged by Tastings.com's trained staff joined by top beer professionals and buyers from retailers and restaurants using a proven, consistent, proprietary methodology developed in collaboration with Cornell University. The Tastings.com World Beer Championships distributes its monthly results to consumers and the trade through Tastings.com, a free consumer website with a hundred thousand unique users a month on its searchable databases and via social media @tastingsbti.'
Other reviews are as follows:
- 96 • Rodenbach Brewery (Belgium) Rodenbach Grand Cru. Platinum Medal http://tastings.com/Beer-Review/Rodenbach-Brewery-Rodenbach-Grand-Cru-Belgium-07-02-2018.aspx
- 97 • Rodenbach Brewery (Belgium) 2015 Rodenbach Belgian Red Ale. Platinum Medal http://tastings.com/Beer-Review/Rodenbach-Brewery-2015-Rodenbach-Belgian-Red-Ale-Belgium-07-02-2018.aspx
- 97 • Rodenbach Brewery (Belgium) Rodenbach Alexander. Platinum Medal & Cellar Selection http://tastings.com/Beer-Review/Rodenbach-Brewery-Rodenbach-Alexander-Belgium-07-02-2018.aspx
- 97 • Rodenbach Brewery (Belgium) Rodenbach Caractère Rouge Ale. Platinum Medal & Cellar Selection http://tastings.com/Beer-Review/Rodenbach-Brewery-Rodenbach-Caractere-Rouge-Ale-Belgium-07-02-2018.aspx
- 90 • Rodenbach Brewery (Belgium) Rodenbach Classic. Gold Medal http://tastings.com/Beer-Review/Rodenbach-Brewery-Rodenbach-Classic-Belgium-07-02-2018.aspx
- 88 • Rodenbach Brewery (Belgium) Rodenbach Fruitage Ale. Silver Medal http://tastings.com/Beer-Review/Rodenbach-Brewery-Rodenbach-Fruitage-Ale-Belgium-07-02-2018.aspx
Rodenbach Grand Cru, listed with the BCLDB SKU 37190, Alberta SKU 801617
Rodenbach Classic, spec in BC SKU 298682
Rodenbach Caractere being shipped to BC now
Rodenbach Fruitage being shipped to BC now
Rodenbach Vintage being shipped to BC this fall.
Aren't we lucky?? Enjoy!
I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the King and Queen of the Belgians. It was truly an honour. They were in Canada with a Trade Delegation from Belgium and Brouwerij de Halve Maan invited me to participate with them.
We partied with their Majesties at a Black Tie event, did business with them at our contract signing and chatted with the Queen at a chocolate festival. I was also honoured to meet the Secretary of Foreign Trade, Pieter de Crem, at our launch party in Ottawa for the first bottle de Halve Maan Quadruple to be opened in Ontario.
Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal in 3 days was a whirlwind but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Thank you Zavier and Steve for the invitation.