(Eugene, OR) – Hair of the Dog Brewing‘s Alan Sprints has revealed the label for Flanders Fred, a collaboration with De Proef of Belgium. According to the HOTD Facebook group, Sprints will leave for Belgium the middle of next week.
The sixth edition of the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration Series is our first blended beer. Legendary brewer, Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog joins Dirk Naudts at De Proef to create this unique bottle conditioned beer. Flanders Fred is a blend of Flanders-sourced lambic with a collaboratively-brewed version of the famous Hair of the Dog Fred.
The result is a deep golden ale topped with a creamy off-white head. The nose is complex with notes of lemon, pine, tropical fruits and spice. The palate is rich and layered with toffee, apricot and almond, balanced by some green apple, a hoppy bitterness and barnyard funk.
Please enjoy Flanders Fred with food and friends.
This beer should pair very well with many cheeses, roasted vegetables and grilled meats. We believe this bottle will continue to evolve beautifully over the next few years, adding a subtle blending of the flavors.
Cheers from Portland and Flanders!
Alan and Dirk