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Beer Recommendations

October 15, 2014

Union now has a hand-picked selection of craft beers to offer. We’ve chosen beers for our eaters that taste good, are made well and have sustainability in mind. If beer is your thing, check out our previous post here to see some other highlighted beers. We look forward to helping you pair your favorite dish with something frosty! To make a reservation with us for dinner and a beer, just click the following link: www.opentable.com.
 
Duvel Triple Hop – Duvel
A Belgian, golden strong beer, the Duvel Triple Hop is fruity and specifically, very citrusy. The beer re-ferments in the bottle for a third time. It’s very dry and extremely carbonated. From the Duvel’s website:
 

Duvel is traditionally brewed with two hop varieties.
 
Duvel Tripel Hop is brewed with three hop varieties and each year the third hop is changed to provide its own unique taste and aroma. This keeps the final flavor profile surprisingly exciting for any true beer lover. For 2014 our brewers selected the exotic hop Mosaic from the USA.
 
CHARACTERISTICS
By using three instead of two hop varieties to brew, we obtain additional hop aromas and an increased bitterness. The typical Duvel palate is enriched with Mosaic hops providing fresh notes of tropical fruit and an intriguing, blueberry flavor.
 
Mosaic hops are added again during ‘dry-hopping’, extracting additional hop aromas into the beer. The higher aromatic intensity rounds out the beer, backing the final alcohol content of 9.5%.

 
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Abbey Ale – Omme Gang
This beer is made in the traditional Belgian, Dubbels style. It’s an Abbey Ale, or secular beer, produced in the style produced by the Trappist Monks. A rich, durable beer with high carbonation, it’s paired well with big foods, especially meats. Also pairs well with deserts.
 
abbey ale

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