De Proef K-O Blond Ale – Jack Tipple’s Year of Beer Challenge Week 32
K-O is the latest invention of Dirk Naudts, one of Belgium’s leading brewmasters. For years, Dirk has been coming up with winning beer recipes for breweries large and small throughout Belgium and Holland. You would be amazed at how many beers with other people’s labels on them were actually created by Dirk.
Meanwhile, of course, there’s the beer to talk about. When K-O was first made it was a pretty good blonde ale, with deceptive strength and a black-and-white Xeroxed label that, frankly, really sucked. But then, by chance, Brother Daneil was poking around the Pike Place Market in Seattle, he found an antique label for a now-defunct apple orchard called K-O that really made a punchy statement. Their good friend Paul re-worked that label a tad, and they convinced Dirk to add a few extra shovel-fulls of hops to the brew, and there you have it: a bottle of beer that anyone can understand.
The name says it all. This fabulous golden ale will knock you on your can. But K-O delivers more than just an alcoholic punch in the face — this is real beer, with pure malt and hops, body and character, not just a metric ton of fermented candy sugar.
But please, watch out for that sucker punch. It looks so light, so blonde, so harmless. Floats likes a butterfly, stings like a bee.
We at Tipple’s love to try new beers all the time and we’re sure that you do too. In honor of that we have designed a program to help you try new beer and perhaps revisit some old beers you haven’t had in quite a while. For Jack Tipple’s Year of Beer Challenge we will feature a different beer every week.
If you purchase that beer on the given week we will punch your card. Once you have completed 52 weeks of featured beers we will give you your choice of a Tipple’s Koozie or Tipple’s Pint glass and you will have your name added to our plaque on the wall and beimmortalized in the annals of Tipple’s History.