Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Sour Beer For the Masses

The Beer Authority is now stocking the Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe, a brewery in the West Flanders region of Belgian. Pronounced DOO-SHAY, this Flemmish Red is a traditional sour brewed with all roasted malts and water from a deep aquifer not available to most belgian breweries. Blended from eight and eighteen month batches that are aged in oak barrels to impart a rich texture and long, dry finnish, this beer is best when imbibed from the Duchesse glass, but in a pinch use a red wine glass.

Named for Mary of Burgundy, the daughter of the Duke of Burgundy, who became the Duchess after the passing of her father. Mary only lived to 25 years, succumbing to injuries after falling off her horse while falcon hunting - no joke.

The current batch in stock at The Beer Authority expires in December of 2010, so you can wait until the perfect moment to enjoy the Duchesse.

Available in 750ml only, $10.69 per bottle.