(Seattle, PA) – Merchant du Vin and Du Bocq Brewery are proud to announce that Blanche de Namur, the classic Belgian witbier from this traditional family-owned brewery, is now imported to the US by Merchant du Vin.
Look for it starting Feb. 1, 2013.
Du Bocq Brewery was founded in the Condroz region of Wallonia, Belgium, in 1858. They brew superb, authentic Belgian ales in the traditional manner: top quality malt and hops; classic Belgian ale yeast; pure water; and bottle-conditioning for perfect carbonation and mouthfeel. Du Bocq beers are a taste of Belgian brewing history, and to this day the brewery is owned by the same family that founded it over 150 years ago.
Blanche de Namur is a classic Belgian witbier or bière blanche (“white beer”) made from barley malt and unmalted wheat. The opaque, cloudy pale gold color comes from the wheat and from bottling with live brewer’s yeast for carbonation. The aroma and flavor are inviting and refreshing, highlighting the classic witbier spices of coriander and bitter orange peel, balanced with fruitiness. Blanche de Namur shows smooth body and a bit of thirst-quenching acidity in the finish. This classic Belgian ale commemorate Princess Blanche of Namur, who was born in this region in 1320 and married King Magnus IV of Sweden in 1336.
Try Blanche de Namur with red meat or game; intense cheeses; or full-flavored shellfish like mussels.
4.5% ABV; 11 IBU; sold in a case of 12 x 330 mL (11.2 oz.) bottles or 6 x 750 mL (25.4 oz.) bottles.
There is a version of this news release on our home page in .pdf with graphics, as well as a Blanche de Namur family photo.
In addition to Du Bocq, Merchant du Vin imports Samuel Smith’s from England; Traquair House from Scotland; Ayinger and Certified Organic Pinkus beers from Germany; Lindemans lambics, Green’s Gluten-Free beers and the Trappist beers of Orval, Westmalle, and Rochefort from Belgium.