It got us thinking. Talking about blended alcoholic beverages often brings to mind fancy wines, however, there has been a long tradition of blending beers together as well – especially in Belgium. Younger, modern breweries have also begun taking inspiration from their older counterparts so we thought it would be a good time to highlight a few of our favourites.
3 Fonteinen, Oude Geuze, 6.0%
Wild Beer Co., The Blend 2018, 4.9%
Boon, Oude Geuze, 7.0%
De Cam, Tres Bessen, 6.5%
Burning Sky, Coolship 2, 7.2%
For those that don’t know (which let’s face it is most normal people) a Coolship is the name given to the vessel (usually a large open top steel or copper pan), that is used prior to the fermentation process to cool down the unfermented wort. It is used in the brewing of wild or spontaneously fermented beers, predominately lambics but it has seen a recent renaissance here in the UK.
In this blog, Wild Beer Co. give us the lowdown on their first ever Coolship release, whilst over on the Burning Sky website, they also talk in detail about their own beloved coolship.