La P’tite Framboise, a Parisian-style bistro in the heart of Port Washington
(294 Main St.), is hosting an event on Monday, 7/26, to celebrate the recent
brewing collaboration between Brasserie St-Feuillien (Le Roeulx, Belgium) and
Green Flash Brewing (Vista, California, United States).
The two breweries came together during a Great Belgium Beer Tour earlier this
year and began discussing the prospects of a “colla-brew-ation” (don’t ask, I
just made that up) that would combine St-Feuillien tradition with Green Flash
innovation. After a play date on March 9, 2010, a new beer had been born: Bière
De L’Amitié, or Friendship Brew.
Here’s the description for Bière De L’Amitié from its press release:
“Bière De L’Amitié is a Blond Belgian Strong Ale, brewed with St. Feuillien’s
traditional yeast and secret spices. For a Green Flash-style modern twist, rye
and wheat malts were added to the mash and American Amarillo hops used in a late
boiling kettle addition. Then the beer was dry-hopped with more Amarillo for
even more hop flavor, aroma and zest. The ABV is 9.5%. The beer will be
available in 750ml. cork-finished bottles, and on draught.”
This marks the first time ever that Belgian and American family-owned breweries
have joined forces to create a beer, so this is a pretty big deal. La P’tite
Framboise has secured a small keg of the Bière De L’Amitié, and will tap it on
Monday evening, starting at 5:00PM (and ending when the keg is kicked). Two
other St-Feullien brews (I can confirm one as the St-Feuillien Brune) will also
be offered that night as flights, I believe, and for the next few days
Pay as you go.
La P’tite Framboise: 516-767-7164; http://www.laptiteframboise.com.