(Alpine, CA) – Here is some news on Alpine Beer Co.‘s collaboration beer with New Belgium.
We put a new beer on tap today and have 16oz. bottles available of Gouden Vallei which is a “Monastically Inspired Belgian Pale Ale, Dryhopped and Spiced with Pink Peppercorns.” Pints in the pub and bottles in the brewery only, no growler fills available.
This is the collaboration beer brewed here with The geniuses from New Belgium Brewing, Peter and Jamie. The beer is named “Gouden Vallei” which is Flemish for “Golden Valley.” It started as a beer similar to “Orval” which also means “Gold Valley.” The same brewing style, yeast inoculation and Brettanomyces with dryhopping were employed. The real twist is the ample use of “Pink Peppercorns” which are not spicey hot but rather sweet and herbal, and they smell glorious. The head stands tall throughout your entire glass. This could be one of the best beers ever created. Bottle limits are in place and please, no retailers.