Breweries "Visited"

Friday, October 5, 2012

Three: The Magic Number

Beer #300 Sainte Ni Touche / Brasserie Trois Dames, Sainte-Croix, Switzerland

Hustle day, as I'm at a 'Science of Wine' dinner/capital campaign closing event tonight (shout out to my 1% CEO people!), then taking the midnight express to State College to be ready to tailgate tomorrow.  Not to be lost in the hustle today: crossing the 300 beer mark.  In case you haven't tried to drink 300 beers from 300 different breweries in 300, it's not that easy.  But it sure is fun!  Not done yet, but the finish line is in sight....

Tonight I'm sampling the Sainte Ni Touche, a Flanders red ale from Brasserie Trois Dames in Switzerland.  In the glass, you see a honey amber color with absolutely no head.  The aroma is of tart vinegar and fruit, and the taste is dry and tart, with lots of vinegar and some cherry.  Very potent at 9% ABV.  If you're in the market for a very sour beer, this one should be on your list.  I was hoping for a touch more fruit in the taste, but it was still a very good beer.

This brewery opened for business in 2002, and is named for the three ladies in the brewer's life, his wife and two daughters.  Hopefully they're done having kids, or he's going to need to rename this bad boy!  It seems as though this beer was a special, one time production.  Glad we caught it on tap at TJ's!

Thing to Think About Today:
In the spirit of 'three ladies', I'll go ahead and get us thinking of everyone's favorite tv trio - the gang from Three's Company.  Sure, one of the trio was the wildly talented John Ritter, but he had to pretend to be gay so that he didn't get kicked out by Mr. Firley.  So I guess that counts as 'three ladies', right?  Anyway, I used to love this sitcom back in the day, and during college could be found glued to the tv whenever repeats of this show came on.  Anyway, enjoy your Friday.  I'm going to enjoy mine!

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