I love beer. I especially love beer with a story. That is why I created the Beerography series. Telling the story about the beer, to me, makes enjoying the beer even more fun.
This Friday, January 15th will mark the release of Alpha Brewing’s “I Do Brew.” It’s released on this date because it the wedding anniversary of Head Brewer, Derrick Langeneckert, and his wife, Danielle. The Langeneckert’s got married the year after the brewery opened. Since then, the Langeneckert’s brew a beer for each other around the time of their anniversary.
This Belgian-style Tripel is brewed with orange peel and coriander and is a traditional wedding beer served in Northern Europe. I Do Brew clocks in at a big 9% ABV and 40 IBUs, but is a sweet and fruity easy-drinker.
On the pour, I Do Brew is clear amber with a white head. On the tongue, it’s expected to be balanced, nuanced with sweet citrusy spiced ale. Expect a very clean, traditional Belgian tripel, a good warming beer in the winter that isn’t too dark or heavy.
For the second year running, Alpha has partnered with Still630 Distillery, which has distilled I Do Brew to create a limited-run I Do Brew whiskey! This whiskey was distilled in the Spring of 2018 and has been aging for 24 months in #2 charred oak barrels. The whiskey retains many of the qualities of the beer, with a strong aroma of butterscotch and caramel as well as notes of banana and clove. The barrel gives the whiskey a smooth, round flavor and adds a touch of vanilla.
The Release Party
Tickets for the I Do Brew Beer & I Do Whiskey Release Party and 7th year wedding anniversary celebration are on sale right now. Tickets range from $40.00 to $140.
$40 – 375ml Bottle of 86 Proof 2021 & a 4pack of 16oz cans of I Do Brew Belgian Tripel beer.
$50 – 375ml Bottle of 117 Barrel Strength 2021 & a 4pack of 16oz cans of I Do Brew Belgian Tripel beer.
$70 – The 86 Proof Package: 375ml Bottle of 86 Proof 2021, 250ml Bottle of 86 Proof 2020 & a 4pack of 16oz cans of I Do Brew Belgian Tripel beer.
$80 – The Barrel Strength Package: 375ml Bottle of 117 Proof 2021, 250ml Bottle of 117 Proof 2020 & a 4pack of 16oz cans of I Do Brew Belgian Tripel beer.
$140 – The Complete Package: Both 2020 Whiskies and 2021 Whiskies & a 4pack of 16oz cans of I Do Brew Belgian Tripel beer.