Talus is a Belgian-style Tripel – a strong blond ale originally made by Trappist monks. It is the epitome of the "iron first in the velvet glove." Talus’ soft malts and subdued bitterness give it a smooth body, a pleasant sweetness accented by tropical fruit and cloves, and a long dry finish. Despite its considerable strength, Talus is a very drinkable beer that always leaves you wanting more.
APPEARANCE: Deep gold with a dense off-white head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Talus is an excellent beer with cheeses like Spanish Manchego, French Epoisses and Roquefort, and English Stilton.
As the name implies, the beer resembles a fine Champagne, although many critics consider Biere Brut to be “far more interesting.” Brut La Grande is a pale straw color with a dense moussey white head that leaves layers of “Belgian lace” on the glass. Its perfumy aroma yields notes of apricots, allspice, black pepper and a touch of lemon. Its complex flavor profile hints at apples, peaches, vanilla, ginger and exotic spices. Brut La Grande is light and airy with a silky mouthfeel, creamy pinpoint carbonation and a complex, spicy, bone-dry finish. Every sip is a celebration!
APPEARANCE: Pale with dense moussey head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Brut La Grande pairs well with seafood, especially shellfish and a variety of vegetables, cheeses and fruit. Enjoy it with Chèvre cheese and Belgian chocolate.
Jagged Twilight was inspired by Twilight Peak, the highest summit in the jagged West Needle mountains in Western Colorado. Five malts, a generous portion of dark candi syrup and Trappist yeast create a malty full-bodied brew with notes of stone fruits, raisins, dates and a touch of chocolate. Rich sweetness gives way to a dry finish that lingers – inviting the next sip. Settle in by the fire with a goblet of Jagged Twilight, or enjoy it any time you want to feel on top of the world.
APPEARANCE: Deep amber with a rocky tan head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Jagged Twilight goes well with hearty stews and braised dishes, full-flavored poultry dishes and flavorful cheeses like aged Gouda, sharp Cheddar and any of the Trappist monastery cheeses.
Trappist Dubbels, Tripels and Quadrupels are world famous, but the humble Single Ale (Enkel) rarely gets the recognition it deserves.
Trappist Singles are the table beers that the monks drink every day. They are low-alcohol, can be light or dark and pair well with food.
Bruz Gouden Enkel is crisp, clean, golden and refreshing with an understated Belgian yeast character. Being single has its advantages!
APPEARANCE: Medium golden color, billowy white head
Powerful and intense, Hellraiser lives up to its name. Deep golden with a white head, it gets its distinct character from pale ale and specialty malts, Belgian hops, coriander and orange peel. A high-gravity Belgian yeast rounds out its character.
APPEARANCE: Deep golden with a white head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Hellraiser pairs well with gouda or a creamy blue cheese, and most poultry and seafood. Try it with slow braised pork.
Belgian Pale Ales first came into their own during World War 2, when Belgian brewers adapted
traditional amber ales to be more like English ales. This was done to give the British soldiers who liberated Belgium a taste of home.
Liberator Pale Ale uses seven malts, earthy English hops and a lively Belgian yeast – for a smooth, malty, yeast-forward pale ale.
Liberator is very food-friendly or excellent on its own as a dry, crisp session beer.
Liberate yourself today!
APPEARANCE: Light amber, clear, off-white head
AVAILABILITY: Fall & Winter
FOOD PAIRINGS: Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, poultry, pork, English and Belgian cheeses
Like a wisp of breeze on a summer day, Solange is a vision of golden sunlight. Sparkling and effervescent, Solange is lively and full-flavored, yet brewed with a lighter touch for unsurpassed drinkability.
Take her to lunch, let her liven up an outing and be sure to introduce her to your friends. Solange is all about big flavor in a golden session ale.
APPEARANCE: Medium gold with a dense white head.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Solange pairs well with lighter chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. It is especially good with soft, creamy and washed-rind cheeses.
Harveste Saison is a classic Belgian-style farmhouse ale. Deep gold and slightly hazy, it is bursting with aromas of pineapple, mango, orange and apricots. Soft malts blend with notes of tropical and citrus fruits to crate a complex flavor profile.
Harveste is effervescent with a crisp hop bitterness , a medium body and a hint of smooth alcohol warmth. Clean and refreshing, it invites you back for more.
APPEARANCE: Deep gold
FOOD PAIRINGS: Poultry, fish, pork and creamy cheeses. Stands up to spicy dishes.
Centennial Hoppy Saison is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale that is hopped like an American-
Deep gold with a white head, it delivers aromas of tropical and stone fruits. Soft malts provide the backdrop for delicate floral, citrusy and piney hops - creating a complex flavor profile.
Centennial is sparkling with a crisp hop bitterness, malty and hoppy flavors and a delicate floral hop aroma.
It is medium-bodied with a hint of smooth alcohol warmth. Clean, dry, bitter and refreshing, it will lure you back for seconds.
APPEARANCE: Medium gold and clear with a white head
AVAILABILITY: Fall & Winter
FOOD PAIRINGS: Poultry, fish, pork and creamy cheeses.
Ever since Duvel (Devil in Flemish) invented the style, Belgian Golden Strong ales have been named after demons, swashbucklers and other shady characters.
Diablo Dorado (Golden Devil) is a classic example of the style – pale gold in color, with a complex flavor profile and a rich, enticing finish. It is simply brewed with pilsner malt, candi sugar, noble hops and Belgian strong ale yeast. Clean and potent, Diablo Dorado is definitely a shady trickster.
APPEARANCE: Pale gold, clear with a fluffy white head
FOOD PAIRING: Diablo Dorado pairs great with a gouda or a creamy blue cheese, and most poultry and seafood. Try it with a slow braised pork.
Bruz Farmstead Wheat IPA is medium amber and a little hazy. It uses pale ale malt, dark wheat malt and honey malt to give the beer a soft mouthfeel and bready character. Farmstead gets its pleasant bitterness from Styrian Goldings and its hop flavor and aroma from American Centennial, Amarillo and Simcoe hops. A Trappist ale yeast adds dimensions of Belgian fruitiness and spice. Soft, hoppy and flavorful, Farmstead Wheat IPA is destined to be a classic!
APPEARANCE: Medium Amber with a creamy off-white head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Farmstead's versatility lets it pair well with most poultry and fish – especially when grilled. It goes equally well with sweet and savory salads. Try it with goat or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Think barleywine with a large proportion of wheat in the grain bill. Golden Slumbers is a strong brew made with pale, dark wheat, honey and caramel malts. It is generously hopped with 100% citrusy, floral Centennial hops. Smooth alcohol, a creamy mouthfeel and a long dry and bitter finish make this a beer to savor over and over again. A good beer to stock up on, as it never stays around for long.
APPEARANCE: Deep copper with a thick, creamy off-white head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Try Golden Slumbers with hearty well-spiced dishes, pungent cheeses or all by itself.
Blondy is a Belgian-style Blond ale that’s easy drinking, crisp and flavorful. Bready pilsner malt, light caramel and toasted malts, and touches of honey malt and brewing sugar give Blondy a rich complexity. This is accentuated by a lively Belgian yeast strain. Styrian Aurora and German noble hops add crispness and character without coming across as too bitter. For a good time, ask for Blondy!
APPEARANCE: Deep gold with a thick white head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Blondy is especially good with lighter dishes like fish, simply prepared poultry and shellfish (try it with mussels). It’s a perfect accompaniment to Gouda, Swiss and other semi-firm cheeses.
Bruz Atlas Quadrupel is a big, dark, malty and complex ale in the Trappist tradition.
Five malts, dark brewing sugars and Trappist ale yeast create a big full-bodied brew with notes of stone fruits, raisins, dates and a touch of chocolate. Rich sweetness gives way to a dry finish that lingers on the palate.
Sit back and enjoy the rich complexity and unmatched strength of Atlas - Belgium’s premier strong ale –Trappist-style Quadrupel.
APPEARANCE: Deep mahogany brown with garnet highlights
AVAILABILITY: Limited Release- Winter
FOOD PAIRINGS: Grilled and roasted meats, hearty soups and stews, strong-flavored (especially blue) cheeses
"Honey, I'm going to check the mail." Here in Midtown, the best mail doesn't come from the Post Office. Bruz Mail Ale is a Belgian Brabant-Style Amber Ale that doesn't screw around...period. A hearty blend of six malts provides a grainy complexity-accentuated by earthy, spicy hops and a clean, distinctly Belgian yeast strain. The result is a rich, easy drinking reddish amber ale that will actually make you want to double-check the "mailbox."
APPEARANCE: Pale copper with a creamy off-white head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Mail Ale's versatility lets it pair well with just about any meat, poultry or fish – especially when grilled. It goes equally well with pizza or pasta. Try it with a robust cheddar or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Jolly Roger is a hearty Belgian-style stout finished with rum barrel staves. Seven malts, dark candi syrup and Goldings hops make for complex aroma and flavor profiles that include notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, dried fruit and caramelized sugar. The rum-infused oak adds yet another dimension of flavor and complexity. This one will shiver your timbers . . . Aarraghh!
APPEARANCE: Very dark brown, nearly opaque with a dark tan head
FOOD PAIRINGS: Jolly Roger is great on its own or as an accompaniment for a rich dessert. Cheese pairings include creamy St. Andre, Stilton, Compte, or a goat Chevre.