The All Souls 2012 Easter Edition is set to be released this week, as I’m sure those who purchased a bottle at the Missoula Winter Brew Fest already know. If you missed out, don’t fret. You can still place an order by emailing email@example.com, or RSVP (again by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) to attend the release party on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Bg Sky Brewing. There will be food (thus the RSVP) and music by Tom Catmull and the Clerics. Bottles of the 750ml Dark Tripel (rather than the Imperial Saison of the first release) sell for $14 and help raise money for Imagine Missoula.
All Souls Ale is back, and it’s better than ever! The folks at Big Sky Brewing Co. have brewed a brand new style for 2012, and the results are amazing – a daring Dark Tripel that marries Belgian yeast with bold American hops to create a truly stunning Easter Ale, loaded with hints of cirtus fruit. It’s a 10.8% wonder that’s fit for a king!
While it will be released in time for Easter, All Souls Ale can be enjoyed throughout the year (like wine it improves with age!). This is a very limited edition run (only 100 cases total!), and it makes great holiday gifts. Plus, ALL the profits help Imagine Missoula meet real needs right here in Missoula! Last year’s All Souls Ale generated over $7,000! Wow!
- Matt Pritchard
Flathead Lake Brewing Co. is set to unveil its new Belgian-style Tripel during a “Kill the Tripel” release party in Missoula on Thursday, June 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. Ten ounce “goblets” of the beer will be for sale for $5.50, and $2.75 cents from each one sold will go to the Humane Society of Western Montana to benefit Adopt a Cat Month.
According to FLBC assistant brewer Jared Hanlon, the Tripel comes in at 9.4 percent alcohol by volume and 24 international bittering units.
“Our version is a dreamy, cloudy glass of liquid gold. The aroma and flavor run complex: tart citrus, yeast, malty sweetness, green apple, pear, white grape, alcohol warmth with a dry, spicy finish. It’s dangerously drinkable though it should probably be sipped. Pilsner, wheat and honey malts. Dextrose added. Hops: centennial and golding.”
Sounds like an intense summer brew.
- Matt Pritchard