Brewed with New Belgium to celebrate our friendship. (Vrienden means “friends” in Flemish.) Designed to be brewed in each brewery with slight changes to the recipe at each location. A portion of the proceeds from our version of this beer benefits a Maine non-profit: Friends of Casco Bay.  This beer has an earthy, pineapple, lime aroma. The flavor is clean and fruity. Medium bodied in mouth feel, finishes dry with a citric tartness.

Beer Details

First Released: April 5th 2011

Availability: Limited

Package Size: 375 ml, Draft

ABV: 9.3%

Grains: Maine Grown Barley Malt, Allgash 2-row Malted Barley Blend, Caramel Malt

Hops: Northern Brewer and Cascade

Spices/Other: Maine Grown Elderberries, Dandelion Greens

Yeast: “Trapist” ale strain, Allagash Brettanomyces, New Belgium Lactobacillus

Original Gravity: 1.068, 16.6 degrees Plato

Time to Maturation: 4 months

Serving Temp: 40-50°F

Ideal Within:  Two years

Food Pairings: Roasted Vegtables, Wilted Bitter Greens, Wild Mushrooms, and Roasted Chicken

Available in:

375 ml

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