June 08, 2011

Cantillon Tapping - 6.14.11

On Tuesday, June 14th at the Foundry we'll be tapping two very exciting sour beers from Belgium's Cantillon, the last existing lambic brewery in Brussels.  Iris, a spontaneously fermented, barrel-aged beer, is made without wheat, using pale malts and 50% fresh hops, compared to 100% dried hops like most other unblended lambics, then dry-hopped for two weeks prior to packaging.  It is brewed only once a year, hence the dating, and we'll be sampling the 2007 batch. We'll also be offering their extremely rare Cuvee des Champions - a commemorative ale made from a two-year old unblended lambic that is dry-hopped for three weeks with Styrian Goldings in the barrel, then refermented with Belgian candi sugar.  It currently holds an A rating with only 27 'on-tap' reviews at BeerAdvocate.

We'll start pouring these beers at 4:00; $5 for a 6 oz. taster or $10 for a full glass. 

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