07 April 2017
Glendale, WI – With the introduction of the Belgian Progression Pack, Sprecher Brewery
presents a set of four Belgian ales all of which you can drink now, three of which can be aged to
yield further delectable changes in their flavor profiles. The Belgian Progression Pack consists
of four classic Belgian-style ales that range from an easy drinking low alcohol session ale (the
Enkel) to a snifter worthy night cap (the Quad).
The lightest beer the Enkel, is medium bodied, delicately balanced with fruity esters, subtle spicy
notes and a dry finish (5.3% abv). Brewed with imported malts and Belgian candi sugar, the
Dubbel is replete with big, Belgian fruit flavors (raisins, plum), a smooth cereal character and
lovely mouthfeel (6.5% abv). The Tripel is a delicious yet strong Belgian-style ale characterized
by fruity esters, flavors of banana, apples, light grain and herbal notes. The Quad features a
massive mouthful of malt goodness balanced by warming alcohol with a whisper of bitterness
and playful spice; perfect for cooler weather or late evenings. Predominant flavors include
caramelized sugar, toffee, dried fruits (fig, cherry, raisin, plum), molasses, light spice (clove,
pepper, nutmeg) and a slight hint of citrus (10.5% abv).
Of the Belgian Progression Pack Sprecher brewmaster Craig Burge said, “These four beers
represent a nice range of Belgian-style beers offering wide array of classic aromas, flavors and
mouthfeel for the novice and the seasoned craft beer lover. For maximum enjoyment I strongly
recommend drinking the beers in the intended order.”
All the beers are ready to drink. The Enkel should be enjoyed while young. The Dubbel, Tripel
and Quad can be aged for six months or more. Those patient enough to cellar these beers will
experience intriguing flavor profile changes over time. To encourage aging without the effects o f
oxidation, all who purchase two (2) Belgian Progression Packs at the Sprecher Gift Shop will
receive a complimentary wax dip kit for three beers, enabling them to enjoy five immediately
and lay down three for a special occasion in the future.
Release Party April 15 th
On Saturday, April 15 th , Sprecher Brewery will host release party for the Belgian Progression
Pack. Anyone of legal drinking age is welcome to stop in the taproom between 11am and 2pm
for samples, but why not make a day of it and see where the magic happens? Brewery tours are
only $8 for adults; $5 for children. The Wicked Urban Grill food truck will be on site with a
menu of tasty foods designed to complement the new beers.