Belgian Dubbel

Our last post was about Tripel, one of Belgium’s best known beers. Dubbel is another one.  Like Tripels, Dubbel have their lineage in ancient monastic brewing traditions. Westmalle’s version dates back to the mid-1800s, about five years before the US Civil War, but the inspiration goes back to the Middle Ages. While several Dubbels are … Read more…

Belgian Tripel

The Tripel is one of Belgium’s best known beers. The roots of the style are in old monastic brewing traditions, but the style was first commercially sold as a “Tripel” by the Monks at Westmalle in 1956. Here’s an important note… Tripel is not necessarily Trappist. Trappist Ales are brewed by Trappist monks in Monasteries … Read more…

Where Did All These Cans Come From?

Last week while drafting my post about Gose, I realized it was the first time the two featured beers were both canned. There is no doubt canned beer has grown. Stop in any beer retailer and you’ll see more cans than ever before. Many give credit to Oskar Blues for kicking off craft beer in … Read more…

However You Say it, Gose is Delicious

Gose is a classic German wheat ale that dates back to the early 1700s. It was named for the Gose river that runs thru Saxony. Gose is a great style, regardless what this nitwit thinks. You’ll hear several pronunciations among beer fans, but the most traditional is “Goes-uh.” Say it like “rose,” then tack on … Read more…

Good Beer This Weekend in TN and NC

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? This weekend would be a good time to be able to do it! This Saturday, April 11 will be the 5th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival and Highlands 21st birthday in Asheville, NC. The East Nashville Beer fest is the best craft beer festival … Read more…