Thursday, February 4, 2016

INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR GULDEN DRAAK

One of my favorit beer the Gulden Draak 9000 quadruple from the Brouwerij Van Steenberge wins gold at the New York International beer competition. Another international award !

The third Brewmasters Edition of Gulden Draak is currently so ‘hot’ that the Van Steenberge brewery is out of stock – two months before the expected date. 
The Van Steenberge brewery brewmaster, Jef Versele, a 6th-generation brewer, developed the exclusive Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition in honour of his grandfather, Jozef Versele. His grandfather’s great respect for the tradition of artisanal specialty beers was a source of inspiration for Jef. The Gulden Draak ‘The Brewmasters Edition’ is the result of combining modern technology with traditional craft. The beer acquires its unique, fine taste from maturation in whisky barrels.

PATIENCE REQUIRED
The Gulden Draak Brewmasters Edition is brewed just once a year and requires 7 months to complete its brewing and maturation process. ‘You can’t just shorten that period. But this is what we call a luxury problem in Belgium. It’s worth the wait.’ 
And beer lovers will have to wait patiently until next year. The 15th of August 2016, to be precise. The 2016 Edition will then be ready. ‘Increasing production is not what it’s about, we must be able to devote ourselves to ensuring quality at all times.’

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