Leffe Blonde – Jack Tipple’s Year of Beer Challenge Week 36
In the fifties, an extraordinary meeting took place that all beer enthusiasts should raise their glass of Leffe to. The abbey’s Father Abbot Nys became acquainted with Albert Lootvoet, a master brewer. Passionate about the future of the brewery, Father Nys was upset to have to witness how, since the unpleasant stay of the French revolutionaries, the brewery had slowly fallen into decline and had eventually had to close its doors in 1809. Such a magnificent place could not be forgotten, he believed, and he vowed to bring the Leffe beer back. Father Nys and the brewer set about the challenge with vigor…and succeeded. Shortly after, the Leffe brewery was back in full effect. After Leffe Brown, a beer that shone brighter than the sun saw the light of day; they named it Leffe Blonde – a beautiful chapter for Leffe indeed.
Age-old expertise and the combination of pale malt, water, hop and yeast lend Leffe Blond its subtle taste and golden color, which manages to catch and reflect the light. Hints of vanilla and clove infuse the beer with an even smoother flavor, which best expresses itself in a chalice, simultaneously allowing the soft, fresh essence of this beer to unveil its true elegance.
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 be immortalized in the annals of Tipple’s History.