Favourite Belgian-brewed American beer

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  1. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    ? really so taking a known style and tweaking it makes its a new style?, I have to disagree with you here. Besides read history about beer and you find its been brewed already 200 years ago most of the time. just my 2 cents...:astonished:
  2. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    I never said a thing about rice, I was just commenting on styles invented here, simple as that. I think the op topic has confused me, sorry...
  3. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (462) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I was about 3 or 4 in, didn't read that right haha.
  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,106) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I saw and drank Wildman Farmhouse IPA for the first time last year (2012). The first review on BA for this beer is dated 2012.

  5. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    Technically, that's not too uncommon in brewing history where even different regions will have similar styles that aren't too distant cousins. There are separate Pilsner styles and the North Germans used to brew fruit beer and spiced beer before it was outlawed thanks to the application of Reinheitsgebot. These were similar to the Belgian styles and probably different enough that if these styles never disappeared, they would be listed as separate styles. Of course, the popular Munich Helles was inspired by the Czech Pils as well.
  6. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (627) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    It was first brewed for the Wildeman 25th anniversary. Just looked it up and that was April 2011. I thought it was about two years ago. I should remember, I was there at the party.
  7. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,106) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    “I was there at the party.” Sweet! Did you wear a party hat!?!:slight_smile:

    While Wildeman was brewed on April 2011 it was not distributed to my ‘neck of the woods’ (Pennsylvania, which is very close to Maryland) until last year. I think I first saw it at a beer store in May/June 2012. A beer store dude was nearby:

    Me: What is the Flying Dog beer called Wildeman Farmhouse IPA?

    Beer store dude: I don’t really know, we just got it in. It is a new beer from Flying Dog.

    Me (talking out loud): Well, I like Saison beers and I like American style IPAs so this beer must be good!?!

    And I was right, Wildeman Farmhouse IPA is really good!


    P.S. Below is from brewbound.com

    ABV 7.5
    Style IPA
    Updated 2/13/2012

    Brewbound Review:

    When done properly, there are very few beers that have the appeal of a well-crafted Belgian IPA. Wiledeman is the first of 12 new beers being introduced this year (2012) by Flying Dog and if this offering is any indication of how the other 11 will turn out, we can’t wait to sample. It’s a variation of the Farmhouse IPA brewed in 2011 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the legendary Amsterdam taproom, In De Wildeman. It’s also now a permanent part of the brewery’s portfolio, and for good reason …
  8. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (627) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    I always wear a paper hat at parties. Or military uniform. A paper hat would look silly with a uniform.

    April 2011 is when it was first served, not brewed.

    Now I understand why it's always on tap in Wildeman. They've brewed it more than once. I'd wondered why it hadn't run out.

    I'm pretty sure they had it cask-conditioned at the anniversary bash. I can definitely remember that the De Molen brett Porter was on cask.
  9. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,106) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I don’t know whether it is a good idea to wear a paper hat at Wildeman parties. It may get wet from spraying beer and then it will sag.:wink:

    So, I am guessing that you drank this beer: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/68/69698

    The beer that I drink is this: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/68/77837

  10. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    yes well then there is the whole thing about what is a style. My point is you may think you invented a "new beer" but the odds are its been done and most likely it was done in Europe 100 years ago or more. anyway its beer and we like it....:grinning:
  11. geocool

    geocool Initiate (175) Jun 21, 2006 Massachusetts

    Oh, I guess this is what you meant. +1 credibility point for Longstaff!
  12. marquis

    marquis Crusader (744) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Given the basic ingredients there isn't much scope for doing anything entirely new.But it's great fun trying :slight_smile:
  13. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Blueberries are the world's most useless fruit???
    Love to see you try to explain that one.
  14. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Mmmm. Sort of like saying:

    'Cars. Nothing new there. Four wheels, covered seats, room for passengers, horse power. Totally indistinguishable from the horse and carriage.
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  15. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    At least for aging darker beers on :stuck_out_tongue: Blueberries are sweet and generally "heavy", so they offer little to no contrast to the coffee and chocolate notes of porters/stouts. They're a great contrast in lambics/sour blends.
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  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Yep. That's the one. In terms of beer and alcohol, blueberries have no business in either.
  17. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    yea I guess it all depends on how you determine when 1 set of ingredients varies enough to be called a "new" beer.
    But its new to this generation so you know how that is....:grinning: I rather drink good beer and be happy, but we all need something to talk about. beats fighting over who the best team is all the time, lol
  18. GotWad629

    GotWad629 Aspirant (232) Sep 14, 2010 New York

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