(Oostvleteren, BELGIUM) – More Struise brews headed to the U.S….
According to Struise’s Facebook page, “Svea IPA should be ready for release within three weeks.” The beer will be imported to the U.S. in both bottles and kegs.
Label copy: “We send our approach for the Svea IPA. As your growing thirst is leaning towards more bitter levels, we have carefully selected a set of noble hops, for you to enjoy on every suitable occasion.”
The IPA is made with Barley, Oats, Wheat and Rye…not to mention, a Struise twist. I can’t help but wonder if the TTB will think of “twist” as some kind of perceived medical benefit and outlaw it on the U.S. version of the label. Extra note: 65.6 IBUs with and end gravity of 1015.
In addition, Struise reports that Brian Strumke of Stillwater Ales flew to Belgium to brew on its system:
“Out Black“, a full bodied black bitter concoction of 10%, drowned by chocolate, roasted barley & wheat was programmed for the first day & what we call a real collaboration brew. On day two, Brian handled the brew house himself to brew “Jaded,” again a 10% ale, a massive amount of flaked wheat married with Rose petals, fresh Jasmin and violets. Brian will have the honor of presenting these ales at the ACBF 2011.