Brussels Beer Project Delta IPA 6 pack
Not your regular Belgian beer
Released in 2013, the Brussels Beer Project Delta IPA is not your regular Belgian beer. It’s aromatic and refreshing, with interesting flavors.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Delta IPA is Brussels Beer Project’s first beer. It was the winner in a voting done by 850 Brussels residents of four different prototypes, and launched in 2013, when IPAs were a relatively unknown concept in Belgium.
A hazy gold-copper color, it’s a fresh and aromatic beer, with pleasant aromas of hops and tropical fruit. On the palate, wonderfully crisp with flavors of citrus, lychee, and passionfruit, and nice notes of hops.
It’s an altogether wonderful beer, with a great balance of sweet and bitter.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Pair your Brussels Beer Project Delta IPA with full-bodied and rich flavors. Pair it with a sharp aged cheddar and goat cheeses. It works great with spicy food, like a good Indian curry, a peppercorn-rubbed steak, and Mexican food like spicy fish tacos or quesadillas. If you want to enjoy it during desserts, too, a crème brûlée is perfect with it.
COMMUNITY, COLLABORATION, INNOVATION
When you think of Belgian beer, medieval logos and monks in abbeys are usually the first things that come to mind. Enter Brussels Beer Project, a collaborative effort aimed to dust off the bell towers, and hang up the robes of Belgian beer, and enter a fun, new era of brewing.
It began with Olivier and Sebastien in 2013, when they began their mission to steer beer toward a future that has community as its core. Beer brewing is an integral part of Belgian culture, and to evolve and grow it the way they do is to reflect Brussels as it is now—a vibrant and multicultural hotspot.
Firm in their belief in collaborative effort, their “All-Star” beers are the results of elections. Four prototypes are introduced, and are voted on by members of the community. The winner will take its place in their permanent repertoire.
And their beers are by no means boring. They keep pushing the boundaries every year, with curious flavors from all over; there is little they aren’t brave about trying. They’ve even pushed the envelope on sustainability, and succeeded in making a beer from unsold bread. They presently recycle nearly 10,000 kilos of bread every year, and their brewery in Anderlecht aims to use solar energy, and for the only source of heating to come from the water from their production.
Store beer bottles upright to prevent yeast rings from appearing. They must be kept in a cool, dark place at approximately 13°C. Don’t allow beer to be caught in bright light for long periods of time to prevent it from attaining a “skunky” taste.