Now that the city has agreed to expand the number of tastings liquor stores may offer, Wyatt’s is celebrating by kicking off the first leg of Wyatt’s World Beer Tour!
Starting this Friday, September 9, and over upcoming weeks, we will be your tour guides through our expansive and wonderful imported beer selection. We will travel the world’s great brewing regions, and discover the origins and inspirations for many American craft beer favorites.
This week, we officially begin by revisiting Brussels, Belgium, home to one of the oldest beer styles, Lambic.
Lambics are are made under strict regulations and are region-specific, like the proprietary Champagne of the wine world. Lambics are spontaneously fermented. The environment and microflora around then naturally begin the fermentation process.
After we clear customs, we will travel into the Payottenland District (area west and south of central Brussels). There, we will taste through a variety of Lambics, from Gueuze, to fruited lambics like the Kriek (cherry) and Framboise (raspberry), and even try a lesser known style called Faro, which is blended with brown sugar and spices.
If you are a fan of wild and sour ales, this is a tasting that you won’t want to miss!
Tasting hours for Friday, September 9, 2016 will be from 4:00 until 6:45 pm. Our “Wyatt’s World Beer Tour: Brussels” event will be held at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.
All of this week’s featured beers will be on sale!
Participants must present valid I.D.
This Friday’s beers include:
Boon Oude Gueuze – 7% ABV
A magnificent blend of 90% mild 18 month-old lambic, 5% strong 3-year-old lambic, and 5% very young lambic, which provides fermentable sugars and wild yeasts. Hazy orange hue with lively carbonation. Taste carefully and you will uncover a fruity grapefruit and ginger flavour with a hint of Muscat grapes.
Oud Beersel Framboise – 5% ABV
A delicate balance of soft lambic and real raspberries provides a smooth natural beer. Magnificent aroma, delicate palate of raspberries with undertones of fruity acidity; elegant, sparkling clean taste, with inviting raspberry supported by lambic complexity.
Lindemans Oude Kriek – 7% ABV
A lambic that is at least six months old fermented with whole cherries in huge 10,000-liter oak foudres, and aged for an additional six months. Hazy ruby red in color with a delicate pinkish head. Strong aroma of cherries with defined brett barnyard aromas. Acidic and sweet notes of cherry open to anise, lemon peel and sherry. The cherry-stones provide almond and bready notes to a medium-heavy body and soft natural carbonation. Plenty of pucker.
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek – 6% ABV
Made from real cherries and Oud Beersel lambic matured in old barrels. They are slowly absorbed into the lambic, which develops a fruit character and a ruby red colour. It contains approximately 400 grams of cherries per litre. A pleasant sourness of champagne, an overwhelming fruitiness and the touch of almonds of the pip completes the joy. (Oud Beersel uses this beer in a collaboration with New Belgium, once a year, to create Transatlantic Kriek).