Calvin Klein having already established Obsession's ability to make people drunk with lust, a Minneapolis man is now proving its ability to make people actually buzzed, after an "obsession" with Belgian beer prompted said owner of now-opening Boom Island Brewing Co. to embark on an epic hajj to 13 breweries across that country. Returning with nine strains of yeast from the breweries themselves, he's tinkering in a Warehouse District facility that's constructed from scratch (dude even got certified in TIG welding), faces the old Grain Belt brewery across the river, and uses "pure Minnesota water" to craft:
Silvius Pale Ale: Inspired by a mythical, giant-killing soldier, this dry-finishing, "gold medal-winning pale ale will slay you" with a depth of flavor described as "palate-boggling", despite the fact that drinking it will actually decrease your ability to think of big words.
Thoprock IPA: Named after a heavy metal festival in Belgium, this mega-hoppy 7.8-percenter rocks so hard that it might even "make you cast aside your clothing and dance naked in a field".
...The Other Two: These higher-ABV first batches are currently brewing (available to the public in a jiffy), and include the 9.5%, golden Brimstone Tripel, and the 8.5%, darkly malty Hoodoo Dubbel, described as "spicily aromatic", presumably in a sexy French whisper. Hoodoo Dubbellll...
Published: January 6, 2012 at 4:00am EST
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