Monday, January 9, 2012

December 22nd - New Belgium Lips of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek

By now, you shouldn't be surprised to see a Lips of Faith beer from New Belgium in the MoA lineup. This is another one that I've been sitting on for awhile and really looking forward to drinking.

As has been discussed before, I'm a sucker for beers with cherry and I've had the kriek style before. Interesting story behind this beer:

In a never-ending quest to create new beers and defy category, New Belgium Brewing and Brewerij Boon of Belgium have partnered together again to create Transatlantique Kriek - a spontaneously fermented lambic ale made with Polish cherries. This authentic kriek beer began life in the oaken vessels at Frank Boon’s brewery in the Lembeek region of Belgium. After more than two years aging, Boon’s offering shipped across the Atlantic and found its way to the intuitive palate of New Belgium’s Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert. After much sampling and internal consultation, Peter and his brew staff created a full-bodied golden lager to round out the light-bodied kriek.

I think this one's done and gone so I'm glad I got a shot to try it when it was still available.

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