Beer History Arrives at Beefy’s on Tuesday
Westmalle Trappist Abbey, established in 1794, holds deep importance to Belgians, beer historians, and anyone who appreciates great beer. Westmalle began brewing beer in 1836, and their amber-brown, fruity Dubbel and rich, spicy golden Tripel are both the prototype and the classic example of each style. One of only 13 Trappist breweries in the world, Westmalle Brewery is owned by the monastery, and gives profits to charity. Westmalle beers are brewed within the walls of the monastery, and packaged in both 330 mL and 750 mL bottles. Westmalle Tripel is sold in bottles only. Only the Dubbel is kegged.
According to Westmalle, there are around 150 locations in the Benelux region that carry Westmalle Trappist Dubbel on draft. Kegs of Dubbel have never been available in the US until this month. The sole US distributor for Westmalle has been allocated a limited number of kegs for US distribution. One of those kegs will be tapped at Beefy’s on Tuesday. We suggest checking their social feed to make sure it will happen for sure on Tuesday.
According to Beefy’s owner, Ron Brown, he has two kegs total and these are the only kegs being sent to Nevada. “When I saw something from the importer I got very excited and contacted the right people to make this happen. I can’t wait to tap this thing.”, says Brown.
Not only does Beefy’s have some of the best burgers in town, Ron Brown always curates great beer offerings with four handles and a cold case and this move is no exception.
Tasting Notes for Westmalle Dubbel: Brown-amber color, subtle dark-malt aroma balanced by classic Belgian yeast character. Deeply malty, with a gentle, dry finish that hints at tropical fruit. On draft, Westmalle Trappist Dubbel is unblended (single batch) and tasters note softer conditioning than bottled Dubbel.
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Photos and details courtesy of Merchant du Vin and Beefy’s.