(San Diego, CA) – As part of Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s “non-traditional” 12 Days of Christmas series, the company plans to release Mouette à Trois, a holiday fruitcake ale. Karl Strauss brewed a Belgian dubbel with apricot and cherries, then spiced the beer with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, orange peel, and clove, before adding brandied oak chips. Look for more details in November.
Mouette à Trois est la meilleure bière que vous avez jamais goûté ou notre nom n’est pas Karl Strauss. Mouette à Trois, meaning Three Seagulls, is the 3rd installment in our less than literal “Twelve Days” series of holiday ales. Brewed with fresh apricots, cherries and a blend of spices, the resulting strong ale is Belgian Dubbel meets fruit cake. Rich layers of candied fruit and warming spices are punctuated by notes of toffee and fresh-baked bread. Aging on brandy-cured French oak adds hints of vanilla that linger through a warming finish. Don’t. Even. Think. About. Regifting.
White Wheat, Vienna, Pale 2-Row, Torrified Wheat, Red Wheat, Rolled Oats, Victory, C80, Cara Brown, Special B, Munich
Cherries, Apricots, Orange Peel, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Brandy-cured French Oak Chips