After having a little European vacation a few months ago, my wife and I rekindled our love of Belgian beers (we spent our time in France, and these beers were prevalent and way cheaper than back here in the States!). We fondly remembered my Lo Ful de Kopf from a few years ago, so I wanted to have at that again. Rather than make a starter, I decided to run the gamut of Belgian beers. First a semi-hoppy pale ale: Beljamerican Pale Ale that would essentially get the yeast (I chose the Ardennes strain from Wyeast because we drank a LOT of Achouffe in France) ready for battle. Up next was B-Dubs and my first usage of Candi Syrup, and I think it went great because it tasted awesome going into the keg. Hopefully will know more around Easter. Then was a re-brew of Lo Ful de Kopf, and that is just about ready for kegging and conditioning. And to round it out: LBBP X (strong ale). This beer is in honor of my hitting 10 years of brewing this coming September. It's big (going to be 9.5-10% ABV) and dark and hopefully full of wonderful Belgian flavors. It's going to hang out in the fermenter a little bit longer, then have a nice long maturity time in a keg until I decide to tap it somewhere appropriate in September. Thanks for sticking with me guys. Talk to y'all soon!
Higgs - LBBP Est. 2009