valentine pack tasting

Valentine means tasting beers togetherA romantic tasting for two

The best thing about our Valentine pack? Tasting the beers! I’m here to help you make this a special tasting session just for lovers. Dim the lights and put out some candles, light the fireplace and turn the heating up. If you have a sheep skin, now’s the time to grab it. Here we go…

Care for a bite?

Of course you’ll need something to snack on while tasting. Beer is the ideal companion for a multitude of little bites, like a cheese assortment. Use intense cheese for intense beers and vice versa for the softer varieties. Make sure you have water at hand to neutralise your palate with.

Ready, set, go!

Time for the first beer. We’ll start on a fruity note with a gutsy beer: I Love U Will You Marry Me! This is sure to provide a sizzling start. This blonde beer was brewed using strawberries, and a romantic snack on the side provides the finishing touch: fresh strawberries with whipped cream. You can also keep this until last if you’re so inclined, more about that later.

If you think a wedding proposal in the first course is a bit much, feel free to swap this out for Cranachan Killer. This beer was based on a classic Scotch dessert and brewed with raspberries. Just replace the strawberries with raspberries and voilà: tasting opened! 

In love you can go from 0 to a 100…

… but in a tasting you’re better off if you slowly build the intensity. A Session IPA is a beautiful second step. Here you need the Miss Hooter or Red My Lips. These are light beers that are easy to digest, with a sturdy hoppiness, fruitiness and bitterness. Mini pizzas with tomato and mozzarella go perfect with these beers. The salty snack will neutralize the bitters and make the beer taste even fruitier.

valentine pack

Valentine pack

Pack | 16 beers

Love is not always easy to put into words, so we've created a gift that says more than 1000! With 16 special, delicious beers that will give you butterflies in your stomach, this pack has been created for Valentine's Day specially.

Taking it easy or is it time for a deeper dive?

After this you go for the Lellebel from De Eeuwige Jeugd. This is a supple, fruity, easy beer. Some chicken drumsticks are all you need to enjoy it to the fullest.

If you’re in for a deeper dive into the flavour, then Brewdog Five AM Saint is your second beer. Also hopped with fruit, but the coloured malt will provide tones of caramel as well. Those drumsticks? Same perfect combination.

The first round is over

Time to turn up the intensity! Grab Oedipus’ Mannenliefde. This saison is extra fruity due to the Szechuan pepper and lemongrass. A small piece of goat’s cheese is a simple and effective combination with this beer. 

Perhaps you’re in the mood for some oysters now? If you’ve got this salty delicacy at your disposal, Galway Bay’s “Buried at Sea” is the beer to have alongside it. This soft, sweet and roasted stout complements the saltiness of the oysters perfectly.

Your romantic tasting is going swimmingly

Have another sip of water to clear your palate (we assume you’ve done this after every beer so far?) and choose the next beer to taste. This is the perfect time to try a soft, sweet classic: St. Bernardus Prior or Affligem Dubbel. To accompany these brown beers there’s really only one option: Yvonne Van Hintum’s fall snacks. Fruity and salty at once, this must be love.

From now until eternity?

If only this tasting lasted as long as your love… But don’t worry, you can take all the time you need for the finale! Grab a nice piece of old cheese and choose one of the following beers for the last course.

Zundert Trappist is an amber tripel, spicy with a caramel fragrance. Enjoy it with the cheese and notice how well they go together.

Are you in the mood for something interesting? Then you can end with Frankendael’s T.I.T.S., a fragrant and tasty Dutch Tripel. The combination of orange and coriander guarantee a taste explosion!

For a big whopping finale you go for the St. Feuillien Grand Cru. A super festive beer: crisp and sparkling, yet elegant and fruity.

I Love U Will You Marry Me

If you skipped this beer at the beginning, now is the time to get it out. Ring is optional! In the case that you would like to end with this one, just start with a Session IPA and take a small break after the beer before this one.

valentine pack

Valentine pack

Pack | 16 beers

Love is not always easy to put into words, so we've created a gift that says more than 1000! With 16 special, delicious beers that will give you butterflies in your stomach, this pack has been created for Valentine's Day specially.

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