Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Days of the Beer, June 24

The Beer for today is Unibroue Don de Dieu.

Unibroue is a Quebec based brewery. They started in 1993. In 2004 they were purchased by Sleeman, and in 2006 by Sapporo (so it's a Japanese beer). Unibroue makes several Belgian-style brews that normally have French names. La Fin du Monde (the end of the world); Don de Dieu (Gift of God); Blanche de Chambly; Chambly Noire; Ephemere; and all kinds of others.

According to the Unibroue website; Don de Dieu is a Triple Wheat Ale that is refermented in the bottle at 9% ABV. It is named for Samuel de Champlain's boat, the Don de Dieu. The beer is described as white with an orange hue that is smooth, rich and creamy with a full-bodied flavour and is delicately spiced.

It's picked for today because today is Fête nationale du Québec (Quebec National Holiday). It's also called Saint Jean Baptiste Day. (As I don't speak French, I'm not exactly sure what the festivities are for the day, oh, and they don't offer the festival website in English, but) It looks like there are concerts, parades, tournaments, games and fireworks for the day.

So, In honour of the Quebec National Holiday, have a beer brewed in the province, have a Gift of God.

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