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Win a trip to Belgium
Become a Gulden Draak Ambassador

We all know that Gulden Draak is the best beer in the world, now here’s your chance to win a trip to Belgium just for enlightening others. BECOME A GULDEN DRAAK AMBASSADOR

It’s easy!

Go to: http://ambassadeur.guldendraak.be/en and sign up to become a GULDEN DRAAK AMBASSADOR!! (please see the website for contest rules and regulations) . New contest starts September 2012.  Sign up https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gulden-Draak/116717418378315?sk=app_343537209061540 page

Now, tweet, blog, facebook, host panels, events and just generally chatter to others about Gulden Draak to develop your own Gulden Draak Community! (Contact Leanne at leanne@bravobeerco.com to help you develop your community events for Gulden Draak.) Get the Gulden Draak buzz happening. Tell everyone to go to the website and vote for YOU as the best GULDEN DRAAK AMBASSADOR. Post on the website what you are doing to educate, entertain and generally enlighten your community. The better your community, the better the chance of being named GULDEN DRAAK WORLD AMBASSADOR and winning a free trip to Belgium.

One person from each country will be named the COUNTRY AMBASSADOR and win special prizes and one lucky winner from all the ambassadors will be named the WORLD AMBASSADOR. This person will win a trip to Belgium with an assortment of exciting events so make sure your Gulden Draak Community shines!

You know you’re going to be talking about it anyway so sign up for a chance to WIN!

More New Brews being received today!
These beers still need to clear customs and should be available for order next week.

A small order of SKU 46557, Caracole Amber is being received today. Limited quanitites!

Spec 376517 Page 24 Blanche Witt

Belgian Wheat Beer (Witbier), 4.9% alc/vol, $3.95/bottle, 12*330ml

Award winning Blanche Witt from 2008-2011. Very clear and naturally cloudy, Page 24 Witt develops a flavour of citrus fruit. Lightly tangy, not bitter and particularily refreshing. Beer and Food Pairing: smoked salmon, sole, peppery cheeses, salads, all seafood.

Speci 738534 La Cherie

Belgian Fruit Beer, 5% alc/vol, $2.95/bottle, 24*250ml

Traditional white ber with a lite cherry flavour. A very good, fresh, sweet cherry taste without being overpowering and a slight bitterness and acidity. Beer and Food Pairing: Light cheese, salads, poultry and seafood.

Spec 512194 Blanche de Charleroi

Belgian White (Witbier), 4.5% alc/vol, $2.95/bottle, 24*250ml

The careful selection of wheat give this traditionally brewed white ale a cloudy aspect with bittersweet flavour, a generous roundness and a fruity and refreshing character. Beer and Food Pairing: Light cheese, salads, poultry and seafood.

NEW BREWS!
cleared, active and ready for consumption

It's been a battle, but the following products are ready for sale. 
 
Spec 398172  Nordlinger Premium Pilsner
German Pilsner
4.6 %alc/vol 
20*500ml bottles,  2.95/bottle
Nordlinger Premium Pilsner is smooth and tangy.  Although the aroma is heavily hopped, the taste is delicate and tangy.  
Limited quanities
Beer and Food Pairing:   firm fish or shellfish, fried or spicy food. Pilsners also serve well as an aperitif
 
Spec 864355  Rieser Hefe-Weizen
German Hefeweizen
5.5 %alc/vol
20*500ml bottle ,  2.95/bottle
Rieser Hefe-Weizen is a top fermented, unfiltered, bottle conditioned specialty. Mild, fruity and yeast in the flavor. Brewed according to the German Purity Law. Ingredients are locally grown and premium quality.
Limited quanities
Beer and Food Pairing:   Cuisine (German) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry, Fish)
 
Spec +23382  Scaldis  Amber
91/100 Beer Advocate, 91/100 RateBeer.com
Belgian Strong Amber Ale    11.8 %alc/vol  330 ml.  $3.49/bottle  24 bottles/case
Unfiltered and Bottle Conditioned This is a sweet beer with a pleasant flavour of hops. The brewer uses a traditional process which consists in placing hops flowers in the vats where the beer rests for four to six weeks by which time it will have reached full maturity, giving it a very distinctive taste
Beer and Food Pairing:   Seafood, Thai, Mediterranean, Curry, highly spiced cuisine, pizza, blackened meats, aperitif, tangy cheese, salads
 
Spec +161547  Peche Mel Scaldis
Gold Medal 2011 World Beer Championship
Belgian Fruit Ale    8.5%alc/vol  330 ml.  $3.49/bottle  24 bottles/case
The judges at the World Beer Championship said this beer was “delicious and crowd pleasing thanks to its finesse and its taste”. They particularly enjoyed “the honey, citrus marmalade, raisin and cinnamon notes”, along with its “bright amber robe” and its “delicate frothy head”.  Brewed according to an original recipe based on natural peach extracts, the natural flavourings and extracts of the fruit complement the original bitterness of Scaldis Amber to create a rounded and perfectly balanced beer.  Its 8.5% alc. vol. probably makes it the strongest beer with fruit.
Beer and Food Pairing:   salads and desserts
 
Spec 235325   du Moulin Pilsner
Czech Pilsner   5.3% alc/vol     $11.95/4pack  6(4*500ml) cans
A clear, light, yellow colour with an above average size white head.  An aroma of grains, bread, corn, malts, floral hops.  A very light tasting beer that  differs from the other euro-beers in the sense that it has some light herbal notes.  .Beer and Food Pairing:   firm fish or shellfish, fried or spicy food. Pilsners also serve well as an aperitif

Hopscotch Vancouver
Canada’s largest combined beer and whiskey festival
Friday, November 16, 2012 to Saturday, November 17, 2012

As is the case year after year, in 2012, Foodconnect.com's Hopscotch Festival will be bigger and better than any years prior. Over the years it has distinguished itself as a world class beer and whiskey festival and continuously attracts attention from top international industry professionals. Due to the abundance of demand from the connoisseurs whom attend the festival, the Grand Tasting Hall will be changing locations for the first time in 7 years and will be now held at The Forum, within the PNE.! Master Classes and Satellite Events are being planned to be the best in festival history. This year will show case more brands, more speakers, and more events, so get ready!


Friday November 16th (Trade Event) - 1:30-4:30pm
Friday November 16th (1st Public Tasting) - 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday, November 17th (2nd Public Tasting) - 6:00-10:00pm

On the Web:
Friday, November 16, 2012 to Saturday, November 17, 2012
November 12th – 18th (Entire Festival) - Satellite events. Check out Hopscotch website for details
Hopscotch Kelowna
Friday, September 28, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012

2012 marks the fourth year the Hopscotch Festival will be produced in Kelowna, BC. Each year the show gets bigger and better with new connoisseurs continuously joining the Hopscotch family. For the past two years, more than 3,200 people attended the Kelowna Grand Tasting Hall (GTH) as well as an additional 250 important members of the trade. In order to accommodate the growing numbers of the trade and public whom are expected to attend, the GTH will now be two nights, both a Friday and Saturday night.

Kelowna Curling Club
551 Recreation Ave.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V5

Friday, September 28  : 5:00pm – 6:00pm (Trade)
Friday, September 28: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Public)
Saturday, September 29: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Public)

On the Web:
Friday, September 28, 2012 to Saturday, September 29, 2012

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