Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bronx Belgian Pale Ale

[link to podcast page]
WFMU's Beer Hear! with Bob W. and B.R. from 3/26/2013

In between sampling Franconian gravity kegs at Jimmy's No. 43
Weissenohe Bock at Jimmy's No. 43.
and joining some street hockey pals at Cadaques tapas bar in Williamsburg,
Cadaques, with the world's smallest water glass, by request.
we dropped by Coopers for the Bronx Brewery's release party for their Bronx Belgian Pale Ale.
Bronx Belgian Pale Ale.
Our pal Sean McCain, Sales Director, was on hand, as expected, along with the brewer, Damian Brown and GM Chris Gallant. We managed to talk to Damian about this new addition to the Bronx Brewery line up, though we had to fight the din of a full bar on a Thursday night.
L-R: Sean, B.R., Damian, Bob and Chris.
Damian told us that he uses two strains of Trappist ale yeast and another Belgian ale yeast in the Bronx Belgian Pale Ale, in order to achieve a beer that's very "yeast-centric". The addition of Belgian candi sugar in the boil ups the fermentables, and helps augment the rich malt flavors created by the use of Beloeil Belgian Pilsner and Biscuit malts, as well as German Vienna malt from Weyermann. One thing that sets the beer apart from most others of this style is the apparent liberal use of spicey American Sterling hops, putting a sharp hop bitterness into the finish of this 6.7% unfiltered beauty of an ale.

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