de proefbrouwerij/bell’s van twee

the van twee pour

back when I was grinding out my partial mash IPA, I decided to crack open a bottle of van twee gifted to me by PB and NB.

  • van twee was brewed as a collaboration between de proefbrouwerij in east flanders and bell’s brewery in kalamazoo, michigan (van twee means “from two” in flemish).
  • for more info on the collaboration, check out this great blog post.
  • CB was over and feigned excitement when this bottle was popped.  at first I was confused – I mean how could a de proef collab (that had previously resulted in brews like les deux brasseurs) be anything less than excellent?
  • however, when I tasted my pour I discovered what CB had been thinking.  the beer was a little thin, and although it had a great cherry aroma, it left me wanting a little more.
  • in a perfect world, I would drink another bottle at a warmer temperature and tuck away yet another for a couple years to develop some of the funkiness promised and hinted at on beeradvocate.  however, these bottles are likely far too expensive to hoard and experiment with.

twee in the glass

bottle of twee

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