runhilde 2020 is out today! We brew this Belgian Strong dark ale
each fall for release to coincide with our Olfest celebration. This series is meant to be savored over the cooler months, with some bottles sampled young and others put away for aging.
Monastic breweries in Belgium began brewing strong, dark ales that today are categorized as Belgian dark strong ales and, sometimes, quadruples “quads”.
The BJCP identifies these beers as “dark, complex, very strong Belgian ale with a delicious blend of malt richness, dark fruit flavors, and spicy elements. Complex, rich, smooth and dangerous.”
They are fuller, stronger than the dubbel style (Brunhilde ’18). We mostly aim for the traditional style, always reserving the right to put our imprint on this rich brew.
Brewed: 9-12-2019; kegged and bottled: 10-17-2019; Released: 2-4-2020
Malt/Sugars: Belgian Pilsner, Special B; German Munich, melanoidin, Carared and wheat; English Chocolate; dark candi sugar; Worth County Honey;
Hops: English East Kent Goldings, U.S. Cascade
OG: 1091; FG: 1004; Alc./Vol. 11%; IBU: 28; Color: 40
Special mixed six packs of the 2018, 2019 and 2020 vintages will be available exclusively from the Tap Room beginning Feb. 4.
Brunhilde '20 six packs will be available from Shade Tree Liquors in Northwood and Mill Street Liquors in Lake Mills .