Belgium Brussels Beer Project

Discussion in 'Europe' started by ManforallSaisons, Aug 11, 2013.

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  1. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (385) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    HOW did I stumble on this only now? (Busy, traveling, and not getting out enough anyway, to be honest.) A couple “guys from Brussels” according to one blog, designed four recipes with different characters, got ‘em contract brewed and set them loose on patrons in a group of Brussels bars to vote for their favorite. The winner will get brewed up again and put on the market as the launch of sort of "community brewery."

    I know it all sounds a bit collectivist, going against the rugged individualist culture of the artisan brewery doing just what he likes. But as a one-off gimmick, I can get behind this. The winner was Delta, which sounded like not the most adventurous option — a quaffable, approachable, fresh, citrus-y and decently hopped golden ale. I liked it fine but wish I’d tried the others. Any reports out there? And what do you think about crowd-sourcing a beer?
  2. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (385) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    I should've mentioned that some BAs must've come across this, if (as the organizers says) the bars/shops participating included Moeder Lambic (St. Gilles), Delices & Caprices, La Brocante, Poechenellekelder et al.
  3. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    All 4 are available at De Hopduvel.
  4. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (385) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    They're doing another round of crowdfunding with a "beer for life" offer, FYI. Same web link as above. Open day today, as well.
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  5. Stevenwings

    Stevenwings Initiate (84) Jan 15, 2014 Belgium
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    Just putted my signature under this project ... as a beerlover and beertour driver i have to support this one.... can only become a new place to visit :wink:
  6. Anatole

    Anatole Disciple (359) Sep 19, 2013 Belgium
    Beer Trader

    Hmmm, they ask A LOT of money (more for marketing then their beer). And beers are... average, not bad, just average.
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  7. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Disciple (385) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    I understood that the new fundraising is specifically to outfit the new brewery, in the very raw industrial space they took. Unquestionably, the contribution is more than the value of the beer, and clearly is a kind of donation to see it take flight. I'm not sure we really know yet what their beer will ultimately be.
  8. Salbo

    Salbo Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2015 Belgium

    Delta and Grosse Bertha are sold at Delhaize Ixelles and probably also at Malting Pot
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  9. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (169) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    Indeed for sale at malting pot!
    But also in the carrefour of ganhoren by example...
  10. R3ason

    R3ason Disciple (301) Aug 13, 2014 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Old thread. Good beer! Stumbled on their Dark Sister, followed by Delta. Tasty.
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