New Year’s Deus Toast 12/31 & 1/1
Raise a toast to the New Year with the True Champagne of Biers! The Lowlands Group is making the grand entrance into 2018 with the crown, sparkling jewel of the Brouwerij Bosteels’ portfolio. Typically priced at a lofty $55 per bottle due to its elaborate and painstaking production process, on 12/31 and 1/1 only we’ll be eating $15 off the bottle price for DeuS Brut des Flandres so that more people can experience this rare and spectacular bier! We’ll also be serving DeuS by the glass, which (as this isn’t a bier you’ll find on a draught and that bottle price is, as we mentioned, lofty) is definitely not a regular thing, so take advantage of the moment and order while supplies last. Each bottle of DeuS will also include a special gift envelope with a mystery prize enclosed—be sure to see your server for details!
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH DEUS?
Clean and effervescent. A floral nose with whispers of lemon meringue, and ginger from its distinct yeast strain enhance its soft, biscuity, malt backbone. DeuS Brut des Flandres begins like all hand-crafted biers do, as a beverage comprised of just water, malt, hops, and a special, carefully-cultivated yeast strain. But from there on out, its journey is anything but typical. Once DeuS completes its first and secondary fermentation at The Bosteels brewery in Buggenhout, Belgium, it is shipped off to the Champagne region of France, where it undergoes another fermentation and maturation in the méthode champenoise used to produce sparkling wine.
WHAT IS MÉTHODE CHAMPENOISE?
After a twelve-month rest, bottles are stored horizontally to direct the yeast sediment toward the neck of the bottle, and turned every eight hours (riddling) until they are standing upright. The bottle is then frozen and the sediment released in a process called “disgorging.” This meticulous process is what sets Deus apart from regular bottle-conditioned biers, and if you were to compare DeuS to a bottle of Champagne, you would find it very similar in character to an Extra Dry or an Extra Sec.