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Introducing The Badass Bottle

Westmalle Dubbel

Sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees, right? The Badass Tap has been a huge success in the short while it's been running so it makes sense to have a Badass Bottle too. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.

The beers we choose for your enjoyment will be along the same lines as those on the Badass Tap, including (but not limited to) rarely seen beers, imports, beers brewed once only, seasonal beers that we've held back for when you're least expecting them and beers we've aged for a year or more to develop character and flavour, or sometimes to take the edge off them as in the case of some of the more, shall we say, brutal Russian Imperial Stouts.

Badass Bottle beers will be either 22oz bombers or 750ml cork-and-cage bottles – enough for two people to enjoy – and we'll start off with a beer that we've already had on the menu for a few weeks to tie in with the Belgian film 'A Town Called Panic' – Westmalle Dubbel.

The beers of Belgium are considered by many to be the pinnacle of the beer world, and Trappist beers, brewed by monks, are considered the pinnacle of Belgian beers. The abbey at Westmalle is reputed to have brewed the first examples of Belgium's two most well known beers – the dubbel and the tripel. Dubbels are dark, rich, malty beers with bags of flavour and very little hop character, and the monks at Westmalle have been brewing theirs since 1856 (the tripel along came much later). Dubbels are best at a temperature of around 50-55°F (as are a great many other beer styles) but our beer coolers have to be kept at about 38-40°, so you might find that the flavour improves as your bottle sits on the table and warms up.

Warm beer isn't just a British thing, y'know?

Jim Hughes, Head Beer Nerd, Alamo South Lamar “If I had all the money I’ve spent on drink… I’d spend it on drink.” ~ Sir Henry Rawlinson

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