Monday, August 27, 2012

LoonyToon Tripel

If you are asking yourself “what a loony name for a beer?”  Maybe a background story will help.

I have always really liked the Belgian-style beers that are made by Unibroue located in Chambly, Quebec, Canada.   Maudite, La Fin du Monde, and Trois Pistoles to name a few.   I was able to procure some of their house yeast and decided to produce a Belgian-Abbey-style Tripel (ex. Westmalle Abbey Tripel.)   These are golden in color and deceptively strong in alcohol dominated by fruit and ester flavors and aromas.

LoonyToon Tripel is 8.2%, calculated 31IBU’s and gets it’s name from Canadian money.   For those who have visited Canada, they don’t have paper money for bills under CAN$5.  Instead they use $1.00 and $2.00 coins.  The $1 has a picture of a waterfowl (Loon), so they call it a “Loony” and the $2 looks really cool with two different contrasting metals but is just affectionally known as a “two-ny” or “toony.”  Canadian yeast + nickname of money = LoonyToon Tripel.  As Paul Harvey used to say, “And now you know the rest of the story.”

The release is set for Friday, Aug 31st at 4PM.  Served responsibly in 10oz Belgian glass (snifter) and sorry, US$ currency is only allowed for purchase. :)


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