100 Belgians in 30 days…..

I am incredibly excited to announce a new and yes, EPIC adventure I am preparing to undertake.

My NEW 100 beers. 30 days. challenge is…….(drumroll please)

Belgians and Belgian-Style Beers!!

A GIGANTIC special thank you to Belgian beer expert, “Dr. Bill” Sysak, of Stone Brewing Co. for helping me organize this amazing list. And of course, stay tuned for all of the Belgian beer love and events throughout the month.

HERE WE GO!!!:

In the Saison category:

  1. Fantome Saison
  2. Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere
  3. La Moneuse
  4. Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale
  5. North Coast Le Merle
  6. Ommegang Hennepin
  7. Saison DuPont
  8. Saison DuPont Avec le Bon Voeux
  9. The Bruery Rue Saison
  10. The Bruery Saison de Lente
  11. Stone Collaboration Saison

In the Dubbel Category:

  1. Affligem
  2. Allagash
  3. Chimay Premiere (red)
  4. Corsendonk Brown
  5. Goose Island Pere Jacques
  6. Konigshoeven
  7. Lost Abbey Lost & Found
  8. Malheur
  9. Maredsous 8
  10. North Coast Brother Thelonius
  11. Rochefort
  12. St. Bernardus Prior 8
  13. Westmalle

In the Tripel Category:

  1. Affligem
  2. Allagash Curieux
  3. Corsendonk Pale
  4. De Dolle Dulle Teve
  5. Gouden Carolus
  6. Maredsous 10
  7. Sawyers Tripel
  8. St. Bernardus Tripel
  9. Tripel Karmeliet
  10. Unibroue Fin du Monde
  11. Urthel Hibernus Quentem
  12. Victory Golden Monkey

In the Quadruple (Quad) category:

  1. Allagash FOUR
  2. Konigshoeven
  3. Lost Abbey Judgement Day
  4. Ommegang Three Philosophers
  5. Rochefort 10
  6. St. Bernardus Abt. 12
  7. Urthel Samaranth

In the Gueuze category:

  1. Boon
  2. Cantillon
  3. Drie Fontenien
  4. Giradin
  5. Hanssen
  6. Lindeman’s Cuvee Renee
  7. Oud Beersel

In the Biere de Garde category:

  1. Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
  2. Lost Abbey Avant Garde
  3. Ommegang Biere de Mars

In the Flanders Red category:

  1. Duchesse de Bourgogne
  2. Cuvee des Jacobins
  3. Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
  4. Monk’s Cafe
  5. New Belgium La Folie
  6. Panil Barrique
  7. The Bruery Oude Tart
  8. Rodenbach

In the Golden category:

  1. Belzebub
  2. Delirium Tremens
  3. Duvel
  4. Lost Abbey Inferno
  5. Piraat
  6. Russian River Damnation

In the Blonde category:

  1. Achel
  2. Lost Abbey Devotion
  3. Cuvee des Trolls
  4. Malheur 6
  5. Saxo
  6. Unibroue Don de Dieu

In the Bruin category:

  1. Achel
  2. Affligem
  3. Green Flash Belgian Brown
  4. Kasteel
  5. Jolly Pumpkin Maraicabo Especial
  6. Nostradamus

In the Oud Bruin category:

  1. Goudenband
  2. Ichtegems
  3. Liefmans
  4. Petrus

In the Witbier category:

  1. Allagash White
  2. Avery White Rascal
  3. Blanche de Bruxelles
  4. Caracole Troublette
  5. Het Kappital
  6. Hoegaarden
  7. Lost Abbey Witches Wit
  8. Ommegang Wit
  9. St. Bernardus Wit
  10. The Bruery Orchard White
  11. Unibroue Blanche de Chambly

In the “Hoppy Belgians” category:

  1. De Ranke XX Bitter
  2. La Chouffe
  3. Popperinge Hommel
  4. Teras Boulba
  5. Urthel Hop-It

In the Fruit Lambic Category:

  1. Boon
  2. Cantillon
  3. Drie Fontenien
  4. Giradin
  5. Hanssen
  6. Kriek de Ranke
  7. Lindeman’s Cuvee Renee
  8. New Belgium Lips of Faith
  9. Oud Beersel

In the Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut category:

  1. Bastille Deus
  2. Malheur Biere Brut
  3. Malheur Brut Noir

In the Belgian Pale Ale/IPA’s

  1. Goose Island Matilda
  2. Green Flash Le Freak
  3. Konigshoeven Isidor
  4. Orval
  5. Stone Cali-Belgique

And finally, in the Strong Ales/Catch-All category:

  1. Cuvee de Ranke
  2. Petrus Aged Pale
  3. Russian River Supplication
  4. Scaldis

Now yes, folks I realize this list makes 120 beers. But in the natural course of things, beers will be added and subtracted according mostly to availability, and there are a few I have already reviewed. But I wanted to get them all out there.

So, what do YOU think? What am I missing? I would LOVE to hear all of your comments and suggestions. BRING ON THE BEER LOVE!!!

CHEERS!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Jason says:

    Totally agree that you should get brad to ship you some Stateside.

    Also, an easy to drink, delicious brew to have on the list is 21st Amendment’s Monk’s Blood.

  2. Ray Grace says:

    Oh and I wonder if the Bruery’s Trade Winds Tripel will be out in May?

  3. Hershel says:

    I’m surprised the Westmalle Tripel isn’t on the list.

    1. It ultimately will be…

  4. Hershel says:

    That sounds awesome.

  5. evan says:

    Awesome idea! Only thing I would add is including Leffe Bruin to your list. One of my favs. Good luck (to your liver). I’ll be following along!

  6. Ray Grace says:

    Holy cow, Laurie, you don’t do things small do you. Look forward to reading and maybe tasting with you at some point???

  7. Brad says:

    I can possibly ship you a bottle of the newly released, insanely popular (here on the east coast) “Stateside Saison” from new “Stillwater Artisanal Ales”

    More info:
    http://beerinbaltimore.com/?p=2541

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