As a follow up to its popular Box of Hops variety pack released in this past fall, Ithaca Beer is excited to release its sophomore pack Box of Belgians. With an official launch in the Ithaca Beer Taproom on Thursday, February 13th, Box of Belgians will make its way to select markets around the Northeast within the following week. Like Box of Hops, Box of Belgians is a very limited release.
Box of Belgians features four Belgian-inspired beers found only in this variety pack: Hopbloem, Fleur de Belgique, Obscurite and Laissez Faire.
Look for Box of Belgians events around Ithaca in support of the release as well as Northeastern markets in the following weeks. The Taproom at Ithaca Beer will celebrate in fine fashion on Thursday, February 13th from 4:00 – 6:00PM with samples, special menu pairings, beer flights and other surprises.
About each beer:
Hopbloem – India Pale Ale brewed with Belgian yeast: Intensely hopped wheat ale with a rounded finish and persistent head. ABV 8%
Fleur de Belgique – India Pale Ale brewed with Trappist yeast: A west coast India pale ale fermented with a genuine Abbey yeast. Hop forward and complimented by the complex aromatics of Belgian yeast fermentation. ABV 7.5%
Obscurite – Belgian-Style Stout: A complex black stout brewed with Belgian candy sugar. Delicate chocolate aromatics cascade into coffee, dark fruit and vanilla flavors. ABV 10.1%
Laissez Faire – Belgian-Style Tripel Ale: Brewed with a traditional pilsner base, Abbey yeast and hopped with New Zealand Wakatu hops. Floral and fruity aromatics compliment the balanced and honey-like body. ABV 10%
Company: Ithaca Beer Co.
Contact: Allison Graffin