Weyerbacher Brewing Company of Easton, PA and Brasserie de la Senne of Brussels, Belgium, collaborated and produced a new Belgo-American beer style. The beer was brewed in Belgium and is considered the official beer of Philly Beer Week 2013.
Chris Wilson, the Head Brewer of Weyerbacher Brewing Company, was chosen out of sixteen Philadelphia area brewers to brew a collaborative beer with the Belgian brewer as part of the annual “Win a Trip to Belgium” event.
Chris worked with Brasserie de la Senne owner and head brewer Yvan De Baets via phone and email to plan a great Belgian-American collaborative brew that celebrates both American and Belgian ingredients. The beer is a Belgo-American Dubbel with oats, molasses and a combination of American (Calypso) and European (Aurora and Styrian Goldings) hops. The label is inspired by the William Penn statue atop City Hall in Philadelphia and the Manneken-Pis sculpture in Brussels.
fluffy, bubbly white head that lingers; deep amber color, hazy
dark fruits, maybe even tropical fruit; malty, yeasty
starts out sweet, then surprisingly hoppy – hops overtake the malts; clean, crisp finish – not as strong as expected, very drinkable
It’s like a Belgian IPA!