Sunday, November 19, 2006

Huyghe Delirium Tremens












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Huyghe Delirium Tremens
Brouwerij Huyghe
Melle, Belgium

$7.99 for 1L 9.4oz
Busch's Market
Plymouth, MI

We all know what this one offers: Belgian dessert spice champagne beer. It's good and there are no drinkability issues. The problem? As with all the fancy Belgians packaged in $300 suits they are overpriced. I suppose this is due to being imported and being touted by those in the KNOW as the crème de la crème but the American Belgians like Ommegang ride the same gravy train of charging $10 a wine-sized bottle. Don't be a cheap ass, right? Right. Well, there's always the Jolly Pumpkin option. Generally $7 or less for brews that surpass the Belgian's Belgians. Of course there is an availability problem there for some and the Hipahipa/Mahalo plenty issue but that can be remedied. I've even considered buying a bus and being the craft beer distributor for the country driving back and forth bringing local beers nationwide. Hell I can even hire clowns and dancing girls to tout the beer. Are you in or are YOU IN?

-Wörtwurst

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