I’m just finishing up a nice 12-pack sampler from Flying Dog that I’ll be posting up reviews from in the next couple of days, but it looks like they’ve got yet another brew I’ll have to try as they just announced a new addition to their “litter of ales” – Kerberos Tripel.
As part of the brewery’s Canis Major Series, Kerberos Tripel is a bottle conditioned, strong Belgian-style ale with a slightly hazy appearance and mousse-like head (yummy!) and checks in at a hearty 8.5% abv. It is brewed with Golding and Saaz hops and Pilsner and Aromatic malts to yield a medium body and champagne-like carbonation. Kerberos pairs perfectly with Turkey and other poultry, creamy cheeses, fruit pastries, desserts and crème brulee.
Head Brewer, Matt Brophy says, “Extensive pilot system brewing allowed us to experiment with a variety of recipes and yeast strains. We ended up with a strong Belgian Ale that starts off sweet up front, fruity in the middle and has a really nice dry finish.”
As Kerberos Tripel is the 4th member of Flying Dog’s Canis Major Series and the brewery will also be launching a Mixed 4-pack featuring one 12oz. bottle of each Canis Major style. The Canis Major Series is Flying Dog’s group of “extreme” beers and includes World Beer Cup Gold Award- winning Gonzo Imperial Porter, Horn Dog Barley Wine, Double Dog Double Pale Ale and the new Kerberos Tripel.