Vanberg & DeWulf Invite to Pre-Order New Icelandic & United Kingdom Beers
Sunday, February 2, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dear Esteemed Vanberg & DeWulf Customer and Friend,
All told, only 72 accounts MAX! will be able to pour these new arrival US debut Borg, Olvisholt and Green Jack beers.
Plums, angelica, elderflower petals, honey buttered scone aromas, Tia Maria, sticky toffee pudding, and iced coffee flavors. Yum!
This is the second of a series of special offers we will be sending to our best customers for limited edition beers coming in 2014. We hope you will find it a boon to your beer calendar planning and that it will insure you get the beers you want in the quantities you desire. Once you "register" for an order (by clicking on the green button above), we will forward the message on to your distributor. In most cases, you will be contacted by them to confirm the order promptly.
If you have not heard back from your distributor rep within one week, send Rebecca Skoch (senior portfolio consultant) a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com We will troubleshoot. Distributors will provide you with prices.
Beers from Green Jack in the United Kingdom
NEW - BALTIC TRADER 10.5% ABV
Gold | Overall Champion | Chelmsford Winter Beers
First shipment ever to the USA.
BALTIC TRADER Extra Strong Export Stout. Smooth, rich and fruity with roasted coffee & vanilla flavors. Kind of like a sticky toffee pudding in a glass. Baltic Trader celebrates the North Sea sailing ships that traded between England's East Coast ports, the Low Countries and Scandinavia. 95 on Ratebeer: "Translucent, dark mahogany. Pours thick, brown head, which persists - very fine bubbles, nice & creamy. Light carbonation." One remarkable thing about Tim ‘s beers is how the flavor characteristics of the malts chosen always shine through. Formats 30 liter kegs and 750 ml bottles.
NEW - FRUIT BAT - 5.5% ABV WITH PLUMS!
Fruit Bat is an extra special bitter with a taste of plums. How can this be? Post fermentation Tim Dunford lines the cold tanks with plums. Aroma is plummy fruits, wood, caramel, some mild earth as well as herbs. Flavor is wood, mild floral and fruity notes as well as some dark berries with just a touch of spiciness and sweet maltiness on the palate. Pours a clear mid-brown color with a medium sized frothy & lasting off-white head that leaves a heavy lace. Another great find from the under-rated (or rather not talked about enough) Green Jack. "Green Jack ales, are just the right side of full-flavored but have a soft gentle carbonation that makes them a very classy beer." The Ormskirk Barons. Compare and contrast with Southern Tier’s Plum Noir. Pork with prunes and ginger is great with this beer. Format 30 liter key keg only.
NEW - MR. DUNFORD'S PREFERENCE - 6.0% ABV Elderflower Ale
This vintage elderflower ale, involves generous amounts of hops and buckets and buckets of fresh locally harvested elderflowers aka a taste of East Anglia in a bottle. The elder is a small but bountiful tree that usually grows on the woodland edge. Elderflower has has been called “the medicine chest of the country people” and the roots, bark, berries, leaves and flowers have all been used in a variety of different ways, from medicines to wines, beers and jams. Delightful, delicate and delicious. They handpicked 10 dustbins (their words!)… think bushels !!! of elderflower per batch. Format 30 liter key keg only.
RIPPA - 8.5% - New shipment of this Supreme Champion Winter Beer CAMRA
This English Triple was Named Supreme Champion Winter Beer of the UK by CAMRA. Rippa is an amber ale redolent of peach and grape with an herbal, tropical bittersweet taste and a fruity bitter finish. Rippa is brewed with pale ale malt, caramalt, maize, wheat, and sugar. UK Challenger hops lend a black pepper spice aroma, and Slovenian Celeia hops add bitterness. As the brewery is small, we can only bring in shipments a few times a year. What’s more, Rippa just earned Gold in the World Beer Championships. The judges write "Hazy deep amber copper color. Aromas of honey-buttered scone, dried fruit, and toffee with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a refreshing, beautifully balanced finish with emphasis on nuts, cocoa, and grass. A great take on the style." Formats: 30 liter kegs & 750 ml bottles.
New, Nordic & Noteworthy
Our Icelandic beers have landed. Many of you already know and have ordered (and reordered) Lava - the world champion smoked imperial Stout. But… Garun and Skadi are entirely new to the US market and the quantities are very very limited. Check out more information on all of our Icelandic beers with this easy to print PDF. Garun will debut at a new Nordic resto in NYC called Budin.
NEW - Borg Brewery- GARUN - Icelandic Stout- 11.5% ABV
Led by brewer Valgeir Valgeirson, the people at Borg are a small, dedicated and intensely beer loving bunch. Garun is their 1st export offering. At 11.5%, it’s an ‘Icelandic Stout’ which makes sense since it seems obvious that a stout coming from the land of fire and ice would be, shall we say extremely stout! Intensely aromatic, full of roasted coffee notes, a very rich, almost unctuous body that finishes remarkably clean with just the right balance of bitter sweetness. It reminds us as much Tia Maria as beer. Extraordinary! The ideal winter ale. Format: 20 liter slimline kegs and 33 cl bottles (24 per case).
Olvisholt Brewery – LAVA - Smoked Imperial Stout - 9.5% ABV
Acclaim for LAVA just keeps building. The New Yorker Magazine says "a cold glass of Lava, a creamy smoked stout brewed in Iceland. If you didn’t know better, you might think you were sipping iced coffee with milk. It’s enchanting, and worthy of a toast.” We have 750 ml bottles (6 to a case) and 20 liter kegs on this shipment as well of this the world champion smoked imperial Stout.
NEW- Olvisholt Brewery- SKADI- Icelandic Farmhouse Ale - 7% ABV
Skadi is a 7%, Icelandic farmhouse ale made with Icelandic herbs - principally Angelica which grows wild all round the brewery. In Norse mythology, Skaði is a goddess associated with bow hunting, skiing, winter, and mountains. Skadi is reddish to deep amber in color. The hops are Slovenian Celeia and East Kent Goldings. Pilsner malt, dark caramel malt, rye malt, malted wheat, brown sugar, and wild organic Icelandic angelica go into the brew. The yeast strain is French in origin. This is the US debut of this lovely beer from Olvisholt. Tap only, 20L slimline liter key kegs.
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