Hey folks -
So I recently had the privilege to attend a beer tasting at the Copper Door representing this fine Blog, BeerSoaked.com. The following is a run down of the Belgian-style beer that we got to taste as well as some info on the food we sampled as well, courtesy of The Crosby:
Blanche De Bruxelles - a light, wheat beer that has hints of coriander and orange peel
Allagash White – a take on a the Blanche wheat beer but brewed in the States, slightly more spicy
Pranqster – brewed by North Coast in Fort Bragg, a Belgian-style golden ale that has slight hints of apple and floral notes
La Fin Du Monde - direct translation, “The End of The World”, a great tasting, slightly fruity Belgian style tripple brewed in Canada, A!
Allagash Black – the black sheep of the tasting, no pun intended but an intriguing Belgian style stout with notes of chocolate, coffee, and roasted flavors
Chimay Blue - what else can you say, considered to be the classic Chimay ale that is dark in color and comes in at 9% ABV. For those in the know, you will never find this beer on draft due to its brewing and fermenting process.
Strawberry fruit beer by Fruli – a Belgian-white style beer that is packs quite a bit of strawberry flavor, a bit too sweet for this blogger/beer drinker’s taste
Delirium Noel - a great beer to round out the night that is the Christmas beer of the Delirium Trilogy. It comes in at 10% ABV with a flavor that encompasses Christmas, it’s definitely worth picking up a bottle for the holidays
Appetizers courtesy of The Crosby:
German Tea Sandwiches
Fennel sauerkraut, head cheese, smoked gouda,
sweet & spicy mustardon on pumpernickel bread
Gruyère Cheese Tuile
Smoked sausage with Goosberry marmalade
Red Cabbage Tart
Beer braised red cabbage currants and carrot mustard
puree on a dill puff pastry
The Copper Door is located in downtown Santa Ana which features a very popular Arts Village area that includes a few art galleries, restaurants and bars including Lola Gaspar, Chapter One: The Modern Local and the Yost Theatre, a venue for live music.
- Address: 225 1/2 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
- Phone: 714-543-3813
- Hours: Tue – Sat: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am