Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew
Struise/Mikkeller Eliot Brew is a collaborative brewed Double IPA (9% ABV). The first brewing took place under joint stewardship of the two breweries at De Proef Brouwerij in Belgium, 2007. This second (and final) brewing of the Eliot Brew took place at the home of Struise, also in Belgium, of course. It's a cross between a heavily hopped Mikkeller beer and a strong blonde – Struise style. Look for Struise to launch their very own DIPA some time in the future.
Struise-Mikkeller is as we said in the past "Best of two worlds". We delivered an IPA with 130 IBU (Batch I), 150 IBU (Batch II), 163 IBU (Batch III), but a bitterness hidden the Struise way, counter balanced by maltyness, alcohol and rest sugars.
This request edition ale is the crafted alchemy of a party of some of Europe’s finest brewers, Mikkel Bjergsø and Kristian Keller of Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Urbain Coutteau, Carlo Grootaert, Phil Driessens, and Peter Braem of De Struise Brouwers (Woesten-Vleteren, Belgium).
Both breweries have attracted considerable international attention for their artful interpretations of traditional ale styles enlived by a rich sense of invention. And both are also very highly esteemed by the RateBeer.com international community of beer tasters. We hope you enjoy this unique little treasure.
Struise Mikkeller -- the product of master brewing and friendship. Celebrate this sense of camaraderie by sharing this bottle with your good friends!