Smell: wood, some straw, hint of alcoholic coconut, something indefinable spicy. Taste: alcoholic, roasted malt bitterness, sweet, slightly liqueur, earthy, somewhat spicy. Creamy mouthfeel. Finish: sticky sweet, alcohol warming, dry, somewhat earthy.
Bram Neudt is the creator of Brambrass, under this label he has been making beers for several years that are not so much classic. As a zythologist and hobby brewer, he decided a few years ago to make his own recipes in larger editions.
He himself does not have his own installation (excluding the hobby installation), so he starts brewing at befriended breweries. He also enters into many collaborations in order to exchange ideas and join forces with often surprising results. He makes this Hopman, but also many other beers such as the Bébé d'Amour, Prince of Darkness, Grainman, Rik&Raf tripel, Brewer's Nightmare, etc. And a wood-aged cuvée is sometimes made of those beers.
In 2014 Dirk Demeester started brewing beer as a hobby, the perfect way to spend a midlife crisis, according to the owner, who had just boarded tram 5 at the time. For a long time he brewed beers in his garage and let them ferment in the living room. His beers were in high demand among friends, family and other people and he wanted to promote his beers in the local liquor stores.
But with a maximum production of 1600 liters per month, which is actually a lot to start making in a garage, there just wasn't enough beer to meet the demand. When the opportunity arose to buy a brewery, he and his wife Ann did not hesitate. They bought the building that previously housed the brewery 't Gaverhopke. Extra boilers were bought to be able to brew almost 6000 liters per month.
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