Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Coming soon - Gnomegang

Nope, not a gang of malicious or helpful drunk gnomes, but a collaborative brew between New York's Ommegang and Belgium's Brasserie d'Achouffe. Arriving in the spring, this beer combines both breweries house yeasts to create a highly carbonated belgian pale with a fruit and clove aroma that ends dry and warming.

Beer specs:
Style: Belgian-style Strong Blonde Ale
Malts: Pilsner, Carapils, Flaked Oats, flaked Red Wheat, Special B
Hops: two Saaz varieties, hopped 3 times
Spices: none
Sugar: yes
Yeast: Chouffe yeast in primary fermentation, Ommegang yeast in bottle conditioning
OG: 19.9 o Plato
FG: 2.9 o Plato
ABV: 9.5% abv
IBU: 19
750 ml bottle: Bottle-conditioned with Ommegang house yeast
1/6 bbl keg: Forced-carbonation

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