Brian OReilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company joins Dirk Naudts to create the fifth brew in the De Proef Brewmasters Collaboration series. This years collaboration celebrates the great brewing cultures of both Philadelphia and Gent.
Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love) is a slightly higher gravity interpretation of the saison style. It is fermented with two yeasts a classic saison yeast as well as brettanomyces from an original gravity of 1066 (16.5 plato). These yeasts yield a dry and slightly spicy ale with a strong hint of farmhouse character that will continue to develop with age. The use of Target and Styrian Golding hops at 37 IBUs add floral aromatics and a balancing bitterness.
Broederlijke Liefde if the official Belgian collaboration ale of Philly Beer Week 2011. If you cant join us in Philadelphia for our annual celebration in June please enjoy this creation in your own celebration of the international brewing community.