Boom Island Brewing Company and tap room is located just north of downtown Minneapolis. Inspired by several trips to Belgium, Boom Island opened its doors in 2011 and has been serving up fresh, locally made, unfiltered and 100% bottle-conditioned Belgian style beer ever since. Never stop exploring.
As the name implies, this is a beer which reflects the role that winemaking has had on the beer culture of Belgium. Cuvée de Boom is roughly half Pinot Grigio and half Belgian Blond. The Cuvée is corked and caged then refermented in the bottle in the very same method as Champagne. This year, we aged the Cuvée on French oak for 6 weeks to give it even more depth from the wine perspective. It comes in at 12% ABV and has a beautiful white grape flavor which is accentuated by notes of oak as the beer warms. Slightly deeper yellow than Champagne and has a light white head of foam that sits atop the liquid.
There is a limited quantity of Cuvée de Boom made specifically for this year’s Boom Days, July 15-17. Make sure you stop by for a bottle while supplies last.