The #1 Belgian travel & tourism guide. Celebrating & promoting...

BEER, FOOD & BELGIUM

Great War remembrance beer launched


Email  •  Print

Author: Jim Deschepper / Published: 2012-12-27 12:54:46 +0100 / Last Updated: 9 months ago

Great War remembrance beer Remembrance Beer
© BeerTourism.com


HEULE/KORTRIJK - Here at BeerTourism.com we have been so busy with the development and launch of our own site that we have not been tasting as many newly launched Belgian beers as we would like to; something we will rectify in the future..

However, we have made time to taste a new Remembrance Beer, recently launched by the Eutropius brewery from Heule in West Flanders. Our first taste of the brew took place at Beershop 't Koelschip, a speciality beer shop in Ostend, 'conveniently' Great War Remembrance Beer '14 - '18 Remembrance Beer '14 - '18
© BeerTourism.com
located close to our office.

As we try to practice what we preach here at Beertourism.com, we decided some time ago that our New Years Eve dinner would comprise of a fine selection of Belgian beers and cheeses.

We already assembled most of our list but we were still on the lookout for one or two more beers to complete the selection and thought to ourselves, why not taste this Belgian newcomer..

The beer itself is nicely packaged with a poppy on the label to symbolize Flanders Fields and the Great War and is currently only available in a 75 cl/25.36 fl oz bottle.

The first batch was released as a limited edition and is selling out fast. Even the Belgian military has taken an interest in the beer and would like to use it as a gift; in fact a first shipment has already been sent around the globe to Australia.

The Remembrance Beer '14 - '18 is a nice straw/hazy yellow coloured blonde containing a solid 9% ABV. Strong carbonation, very yeasty and medium to full bodied. It has a very floral, fruity aroma and some bitterness in the aftertaste due to the hops. That means it’s better to enjoy this beer with a fish dish rather than to cook with it. A very likeable beer brewed to commemorate one of the most important periods in recent history.

The Eutropius brewery can be visited on set dates and with the attention their new brew is getting, expectations are that a second batch will be released soon. The activities around the First World War Centenary will span 4 years, from 2014 to 2018.

Needless to say, we have added this Remembrance beer to our New Years Eve menu.


Recent Blog Posts

Beer & Battlefields: The Passchendaele Tour
ZONNEBEKE/YPRES - Following on from the launch of Passchendaele, its WWI commemorative beer, Castle Brewery Van Honsebrouck has now introduced the Beer & Battlefields Passchendaele Tour. ... [ read more ]
Beer cheeses - Hops and milk in perfect harmony
Beer and cheese are made for one another. This isn’t exactly a well-kept secret. Cheese provides tastes and aromas that are not found in beer, most notably salt, and thus, beer and cheese are compleme ... [ read more ]
Malt, beer's silent little helper
STABROEK/BELOEIL - Thanks to the surging popularity of beers made using exotic aroma hops, that ingredient is very much in the news in the brewing world. You could almost be forgiven for forgetting ... [ read more ]
De Laet & Van Haver: Where beer meets meat
ANTWERP/HOVE - Last summer, thousands of visitors sampled Luc De Laet’s wares at the Tomorrowland music festival and in a pop-up restaurant in Antwerp. Next year, Luc will open his second ... [ read more ]
Jean-Louis Van de Perre, President of the Belgian Brewers
BRUSSELS - In June, Jean-Louis Van de Pere succeeded Theo Vervloet as President of the Belgian brewers’ federation known as the Belgian Brewers. This was also shortly before Sven Gatz would leave ... [ read more ]

Comments


You must be logged in to leave a comment


SHARE:
 



BLOG

POSTS
Malt, beer's silent little helper

STABROEK/BELOEIL - Thanks to the surging popularity of beers made using exotic aroma hops, that ingredient is very much in the news in the brewing world. You could almost be forgiven for forgetting ... [ more ]

Beer cheeses - Hops and milk in perfect harmony

Beer and cheese are made for one another. This isn’t exactly a well-kept secret. Cheese provides tastes and aromas that are not found in beer, most notably salt, and thus, beer and cheese are complementary. ... [ more ]

La_cress_beer_225

Beer Pick

La Cress was launched in August 2013 at the Bier Anders Beer Festival in Tongeren. It is a delicious blond beer with a rich smooth feel in the mouth. The brewing process includes a... [ more ]

FREE

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

Enter your name and email address on the right and click "SignUp" to join.

Name:
Email:
TWITTER
    FACEBOOK

    BEER & FOOD