In a nutshell: Bottle fermented strong Belgian Blonde Beer
The lowdown: A simply stunning sparkling beer. Brewed with barley in Belgium but re-fermented in the bottle, followed by traditional remuage and degorgement in the Champagne region of France. The beer equivalent of Champagne
Style - British Specialities ABV 11.5% - Very Strong
Based in Buggenhout, Belgium, the Bosteels brewery has been in family hands for seven generations our about 200 years. As far as awards go for the grandest brewery, we think Bosteels ‘brewers house’ is amongst the top. Think opulent Bordeaux Chateau and you’re there! Despite the long family heritage the brewery was sold in 2016. Bosteels brew just three ales: Tripel Karmeliet, Deus and their most famous ale - Pauwel Kwak. Famously, this ale takes its name from a former innkeeper who served his ale to 19th century coachmen in a round bottom glass that was impossible to put down so as to move the patrons along as soon as possible.