"Set up by two friends and a Brother-in-Law who started brewing beer in a barn at a local farm. Went commercial in 2003, but with no capital the beers were brewed on the Brasserie Caulier Plant. In February 2006, the decision was taken to move production to the Flemish SA Deca Brewery in Woesten-Vleteren (working) parts of which date from 1917. Exports its beers to Canada, Denmark, Italy and the USA with plans for China, India and Australia in the beerline. Brewed 30hl in 2003, the plan for 2006 is 300hl."
Their Black Albert is an Imperial Stout with 13% ABV. Its name references the beer's black color and Albert II, the current king of Belgium.
About a week or two ago I bought a 12-ounce bottle of Black Albert, a “royal” stout from Belgium. It left my wallet 10 bucks lighter. In response to all skeptical looks: The Buds and the Millers and the PBRs of the world have their time and place, and the Black Alberts have theirs. Here’s my favorite analogy: Compare a classy Italian restaurant’s artisan pizzas with an 8-pound sack of Totino’s Pizza Rolls. Each fits a certain setting, and each satisfies in its own way. … more