Inspired by the great Belgian Trappist and Monastic beers, we have put our heart and soul into Sanctuary Dubbel, the newest beer in our Brewmaster Reserve line-up. For centuries, the Trappist monks of Belgium have earned their daily bread by making “liquid bread” or beer. In the early years, the monks brewed lower alcohol or “table beers” primarily for their brethren to drink with their meals. As their brewing tradition grew the abbeys began producing stronger dubbel (double) style ales to serve to their guests and eventually for sale.
Sanctuary is a dubbel modeled after the abbey style beers of Belgium complete with a flavor profile that invites calm and quiet reflection. Contemplate the soothing rich malt aromas as they fill the nose, followed by the flavors of biscuit and roast that are softly rounded on the tongue by a rich sweet malt character. With a light blessing of hops, Sanctuary finishes with a Belgian yeast spice notes and a chewy finish. ABV: 7% IBU: 20
Sanctuary is part of our rotating selection of Brewmaster Reserve beers. Every eight to ten weeks we come out with a different beer that show cases the brewer’s art. We began the program back in 1998 as a way of celebrating our independence and creativity.
Sanctuary will be available in 22oz bottles and on draft in specialty beer stores and pubs from mid-August to November. We will also offering Sanctuary at the Great American Beer Festival® in Denver, Colorado this September. The next beer in our Brewmaster Reserve line up will be Wreck the Halls and will be released in November. Click here for a full list of our Brewmaster Reserve beers.