Not long ago Dogfish Head and Google got together to brew a special beer together called Urkontinent. It is a Belgian dubbel styled beer with ingredients from around the world.
I post a lot about Dogfish Head around. It’s not secret that they brew some of my favorite beer and I just simply like their beer brewing attitude. But this beer brings two of my worlds together, tech and beer. It also sounds like it will be an amazing tasting beer. It even has Google Hive Plex honey in it.
Originally the beer was made for their brewpub. Apparently enough people liked it that the plan is to brew it even thought it is not on their schedule yet.
Check the video below to whet your appetite.
URKontinent is brewed in the style of a Belgian Dubbel. It begins with Pilsner, Munich and Chocolate Malts and Belgian Dark Candi syrup. Then we add unique ingredients from around the world. Wattleseed from Australia imparts a chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut taste to the beer. Toasted Amaranth from South America gives it an earthy, grainy flavor and a little additional roast flavor. Green Rooibos from Africa contributes a floral aroma and slight astringency. Myrica Gale from Europe supplements the bitterness from minimal hopping. Hive Plex Honey from California adds a subtle sweetness while maintaining the dry finish.The careful combination of all these ingredients creates a complex dark Belgian style ale with wonderful coffee and chocolate covered cherry flavors. The roastiness of the malt and wattleseed melds with the fruity esters from the yeast, the floral notes from the rooibos, and the malty yet dry signature of a Belgian Dubbel. Perfect to enjoy with friends as the weather begins to cool.