Thursday, April 24, 2014

Three Taverns is set to unleash the Quasimodo Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale!

Get ready to get your sip on this Friday, 6 p.m., at 
the Three Taverns brewery!

What's up!

As you know, I am a big fan of the Decatur, Georgia-based Three Taverns Brewing and have worked with them a few times doing extra cool projects including a beer cocktail here featuring their Single Intent at the Argosy. Well this award-winning brewery is set to launch their new member to the beer family, the potent and monstrous Quasimodo—a Belgian-Style quadqrupel at 10 percent ABV—in grand fashion! On Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m., the brewery’s bell tower will ring and the doors will open for y'all to taste this highly anticipated brew which I suspect will perfectly balance the notes of toffee, dark fruit and an overall subtle sweetness prized quads are known for. Here is the official press release below. Shout out to the Brewmaster and Owner Brian Purcell and his talented team for pouring another liquid masterpiece! (That's my shot of him below on the left.)
Cheers!
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Three Taverns Announces the First Annual Quasimodo Day to Celebrate Exclusive Brewery Release of ‘Quasimodo’, a Ten Percent Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale

Three Taverns Brewing will launch its newest seasonal brew, Quasimodo, on Friday April 25. A Belgian-style quadrupel ale, is the brewery’s deep bow to the proud tradition of monastic brewing in Europe’s Low Countries.

The ringing of the bell on Friday, April 25, at 6 p.m. will usher in the inaugural Quasimodo Day and the exclusive brewery release of Quasimodo at Three Taverns’ tasting room, The Parlour. Following the ceremonial occasion, Quasimodo will be available on tap at discriminating restaurants, bars, and public houses. Beginning May 1, the spring brew will be available for purchase in 750 mL bottles at numerous retail locations across Atlanta and select locations across Georgia.

A beer recipe that has been refined for more than six years, Quasimodo is a classic, full-bodied quadrupel ale in the monastic tradition, accented by the imported dark Belgian candy sugar used to brew it. Owing to its long process of refinement, the beer is dark, savory and fruity, but with a dry, bittersweet finish.

“Inspired by the best of Belgium, specifically the brothers of the cloth who have truly devoted their lives to the brewing arts, it was our ambition to make a beer that would take its place in the hallowed company of what they’ve created and perfected,” says Brian Purcell, Three Taverns founder and brewmaster. “I think we’ve succeeded. Quasimodo is both full-flavored and dangerously drinkable. It’s a labor of love we’re incredibly proud to bring to the market.”

In its bottled form, Quasimodo is packaged with a secondary dosage of sugar and yeast, a process known as “bottle conditioning,” meaning that the beer is designed for aging. Connoisseurs may savor it today, or store it away for years to come.

According to Purcell, a former homebrewer who began imitating his Belgian brewing heroes some six years ago, the development of Quasimodo was fraught with failed experiments, lessons learned, and meticulous refinement. Countless substandard batches, fobbed off on forgiving friends or simply sacrificed to the drain, bore witness to the inherent difficulty of the task. Purcell has continued to tweak the recipe and ingredients right up to the production of his first commercial batch.

“Brewing this beer has truly been a journey of understanding what makes these world-class beers what they are,” Purcell adds. “For example, I learned that despite the sweet malt flavors most people recall when they think of these beers, the finishes are actually very dry.”

Quasimodo is brewed with a blend of specialty barley malts, similar to the holiday offering, Feest Noël, fermented with the aid of the same Belgian yeast strain used in most of Three Taverns’ line of beers, and stabilized with a blend of Magnum hops, for bittering, and Palisade hops, for aroma.

Quasimodo joins Theophan The Recluse, a Belgian-style Russian imperial stout, and Feest Noël, a Belgian-style strong dark ale with Christmas spices, to make up Three Taverns’ current line of seasonal offerings. The brewery’s core lineup includes Single Intent, a Belgian-style single ale, A Night In Brussels IPA, a Belgian-style American IPA, and White Hops, a Belgian-style white IPA. All of the brewery’s core offerings are now available in Georgia year-round.

Bringing an open-minded American interpretation to traditional Belgian-style beers, the mission of Three Taverns is to unlock and inspire the pursuit of a more transcendent experience of life. With grace, reverence and moderation, it invites its friends and neighbors to take their places at the table of discovery, raising glasses in gratitude and merry celebration. From inception, the slogan for Three Taverns has been transcendo mediocris, or “surpass the ordinary.”



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