Storming the Castle with Kasteel Tripel

Kasteel Tripel

Kasteel Tripel – 11% ABV I had the opportunity to pick up an interesting Belgian beer named Kasteel Rouge one time not long ago and review it. More on that another time. This time around I want to focus on their beer I had most recently – Kasteel Tripel, their entry in tripel category. This selection is […]

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beer Holder: Chouffe Houblon (video)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LWgpuK9UyI&w=590 Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 9% ABV To be a craft beer drinker is an interesting journey in part due to an ever evolving palate and changes in one’s definition of a great beer. I’m drinking and ordering beers today that I would have poured down the drain years ago and I find myself […]

Curing the Summertime Blues with Southampton Triple

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Southampton Triple Abbey-Style Ale – 8% ABV When I think of Southampton, if I’m not focusing on the area in Long Island that bears the same name, then immediately their Double White comes to mind. Irving, Jason C and I did a video smackdown with that as a contestant and it won handily against the […]

In Memory of Ryan Casey: Piraat Belgian Ale (video)

In Memory of Ryan Casey

Piraat Ale 10.5% ABV In mainstream American cinema, often times what defines a well balanced story is one that has a beginning, middle and end. Our sense of a linear timeline where “A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end” – Aristotle, permeates our modern day culture and allows us to think less because the dramatic […]

Smooth Sippin’ Belgian Goodness – Defiant Tripel Ale

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Defiant Tripel Ale – 9% ABV The Defiant Brewing Company is a group that I (and my fellow Keg Tap Drinkers) have gotten to know fairly well during our adventures to the local beer festivals over the past few years. These guys are based out of Pearl River, NY which is located just over the […]

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Anderson Valley Of Course…

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Anderson Valley Brother David’s Triple Abbey-Style Ale – 10% ABV Another fine craft brewer from Boonville, California, Anderson Valley Brewing Company started out as a vision in 1987 and grew by leaps and bounds in the years since. I’ve had the chance to enjoy the Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout that Anderson Valley offers. I believe […]

Let’s Spring Ahead with La Rulles Triple (video)

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La Rulles Triple – 8.4% ABV The best thing about the warmer weather, is that the shelves get stocked with more and more triples. I love it! Its like when your favorite show comes back on after a season break,  so being the beginning of spring season I had to usher it in correctly with La Rulles […]

The Masquerading Belgian Christmas Ale: Tröegs Mad Elf

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Who doesn’t like the Christmas season? Here in the Northeast Christmas means cold wintery nights huddled around the fireplace with an apple cider,a fruit cake and spiked egg nog waiting in the wings. So when I drink these Christmas beers I’m looking for Christmas notes,  something that invokes and reminds me of being wrapped around the […]

Pepe Le Pew’s Proxy: Great Divide Tripel

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It’s difficult to write about something that doesn’t stand out and doesn’t really make a name for itself because it blends in with the rest of the pack and doesn’t give you that one thing to hang on to. The Great Divide Tripel is just that middle of the road beer that doesn’t stand up for itself […]

Beer Smack Down: Battle Tripel

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Finally the Keg Tap team was able to get together and put two great beers in the ring. La Fin Du Monde of Unibroue and Tripel Karmeliet of Bosteels Brewery. Watch the video below to find out who wins this Beer Smack Down: Battle Tripel.