Old World vs. New World Showdown at Bruz

Photo courtesy Bruz Beers

Photo courtesy Bruz Beers

By Natasha Lovato

Bruz Beers will host the ultimate taste-off during GABF week: Bruz Belgian specialties versus beers imported straight from the Motherland in Belgium.

Bruz co-owner Ryan Evans said the brewery will match up its beers with similar styles brought to Denver through Merchant Du Vin specialty importers, and the public gets to judge the competition.

The showdown is set from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the north Denver brewery. Cheese pairings will be available, and information will be offered on the historical styling of each Belgian beer.

Bruz co-owner Charlie Gottenkieny said he is a bit edgy about having Bruz creations compared with time-tested recipes that date to the 16th century. However, he’s looking forward to the tasting and the experience it will provide to those seeking out true Belgian styles. Like its mentors from Belgium, Bruz enjoys breaking the rules to produce truly adventurous libations in Colorado. 

The tasting is $30 and space is limited. Visit www.bruzbeers.com/events to sign up and view more information. 

In addition to pouring during the Sept. 20-22 Great American Beer Festival, Bruz will also release a new beer every day of the week leading up to GABF. On top of the new releases, the Old World vs. New World tasting will feature the following flights of rare beers: 

Old World (Belgium)                                
1. Du Bocq Saison 1858                                
2. Westmalle Trappist Tripel                      
3. Westmalle Trappist Dubbel                    
4. Trappistes Rochefort 10                         
5. Orval                                                          

New World (Bruz Beers):
1. Bruz Beers Saison
2. Talus Tripel
3. Gargoyle Dubbel
4. King Quadrupel
5. Oude Valor Specialty Ale

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