Still no dark beer! It’s not craft beer neither! Not unless your definition of craft extends to a traditional Belgian brewer founded in 1791. Although the Pawel Kwak beer was only introduced in the early 1980’s. That was a good twenty something years before Brouwerij Bosteels sold out to AB-Inbev in the September of this year. Which confirms what people have been saying, and I thank ‘John Clarke’ for posting a link in the comments (yesterday’s post) to the Beer Hawk web site, acknowledging they are indeed owned by AB-Inbev.
At 8.4% I have decided to put this beer in the pantry and save it for a cold dark January evening, a roaring fire, and a good book. I am confident my bottle of Kwak will still be an excellent example of a fine Belgian brewing tradition. Maybe someone will get me one of those strange chemistry lab style glasses for Christmas?