A great new addition to our diverse beer selection
We are pleased to announce that we are now carrying Affligem Blond. It is a really refreshing Belgian Pale Ale that is bottle conditioned and served on a special serving tray for $5.
Bottle conditioned means that yeast is added to the bottle to create the carbonation. As a result, there is a yeasty sediment at the bottom of each bottle. The serving tray consists of a goblet type Belgian beer glass and a miniature tulip glass. You slowly pour the beer into the goblet leaving the last ten percent of beer in the bottle. Then you take the remaining beer which contains the yeast sediment and pour it into the mini tulip glass.
What this does is give you a goblet full of tasty refreshing blond beer with little to no yeast as well as a mini tulip glass that contains almost all of the yeast sediment.
You now have three options. One, you can drink the goblet of beer with the yeast removed for a crisp clean taste. Two, you can pour as much or as little of the yeast into the goblet to adjust the bitterness. Three, you can drink the goblet of beer and the shot of yeast separately!
A little history and information on Affligem Blond
Founded in 1074 by Benedictine monks, Affligem is a high quality, well-balanced genuine Belgian abbey beer. Affligem takes its name from the abbey in which it originally was brewed. Affligem is the oldest abbey in Flanders. Benedictine monks live according to the rules of St. Benedict, which meant that the monks had to be completely self-sustaining within the abbey walls. So in addition to brewing beer, the monks also farmed and harvested their own dairy prodimages. Artifacts indicate the abbey was brewing beer for pilgrims as early as 1129. Eight centuries later, a Friar, by the name of Tobias, married the traditional Affligem recipe with modern techniques. He called the result “Formula Antiqua Renovata”.
Following the Friar’s rules, only all-natural ingredients are used: artesian well water and hops and malt from the Abbey’s own fields. A fine dosage of yeast lets Affligem mature and mellow in the bottle. The result is a true “Belgian Burgundy” – the perfect beer to sip and enjoy slowly. Belgium’s abbey ales are known as “the Burgundies of Belgium” because of their intense flavor.