This coming May Grand Teton is set to release their Cellar Reserve Oud Bruin. But this Belgian-style Ale gets much of inspiration and recipe from the East Flanders region.
Grand Teton Oud Bruin uses a malt recipe of “… American 2-Row barley and German melanoidin malt (for red color) as well as maize (to lighten the body)”. Hop additions came courtesy Idaho’s Galenas which contributed balance to the beer.
In the end the beer took six months to age in cellar-like temperatures before reaching that expected sourness.
But how does beer pair with food?
… this is a wonderful beer for cooking and pairing with food. Unlike any wine, Oud Bruin complements vinegary dishes such as salads or even pickles. Its flavors will enhance those of shellfish, liver, rabbit, and game birds like quail. The acidity of the beer tenderizes beef and is ideal for braising—try it in the classic Belgian Carbonade Flamande.
Look for bottles in the familiar 750ml format starting mid-May this year. As always if you can’t find Grand Teton Oud Bruin or any of their other beers, ask your server to grocer to buy some!