Posted August 17, 2013 by Crafted Pours in Blog Posts

Belgian Focused American Craft Breweries

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American Craft Breweries With A Focus On Producing Belgian Ales

Adelbert’s Brewery | Austin, TX

Small craft brewery in Central Texas exclusively producing Belgian beer styles, including: Wit, Dubbel, Tripel, Saison, Belgian Blonde Ale, and Belgian Dark Ale.

Top Pick: Dancin’ Monks (7.2%), a rich malty Belgian Style Dubbel with flavors of dark fruit and caramel malts.


The Bruery | Placentia, CA

Highly regarded Southern California craft brewery producing several Belgian style ales: Wit, Flanders Red, Saison, Gueuze, Belgian Golden Ales, and Belgian style sour ales.

Top Pick: Rueuze (5.9%), a Belgian Style Gueuze, which is a blend of various barrel-aged sour ales. Tart and effervescent. 


Crooked Stave | Denver, CO

Craft brewery which produces unique barrel-aged and sour Belgian style ales, including: Wit, Quadrupel, Belgian Golden Ale, and Belgian style sour ales.

Top Pick: St. Bretta Witbier (5.5%), a Oak Barrel-Aged Wit brewed with wild yeast and aged with tangelos. 


Funkwerks | Fort Collins, CO

Artisanal brewery focused on producing Belgian style beers, including: Saisons, Belgian Golden Ale, and Belgian Dark Ales.

Top Pick: Tropic King (8%), a strong Saison with notes of mango and spicy Belgian yeast. 


Idle Hands Craft Ales | Everett, MA

Small craft brewer in the Boston area producing the following Belgian styles: Wit, Dubbel, Tripel, Belgian Pale Ale, Flanders Sour Red Ale, Belgian Spiced Amber Ale, and Belgian Stout.

Top Pick: Absence of Light (7.4%, 36 IBUs), a rich and roasty Belgian Style Stout brewed with wheat, oats, roasted barley, and candi syrup.  


Logsdon Farmhouse Ales | Hood River, OR

Small craft brewery in Oregon producing some excellent Belgian stye ales, including: Wit, Flanders Red, and Saisons.

Top Pick: Oak Aged Bretta (8%), a strong Saison aged in oak barrels with wild Brettanomyces yeast.


The Lost Abbey | San Marcos, CA

Highly regarded Southern California artisanal brewery producing several Belgian style ales: Wit, Dubbel, Quadrupel, Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Blonde Ale, Gueuze, and Flanders style sour red ale.

Top Pick: Red Poppy Ale (5%), a Barrel-Aged Flanders Style Sour Red Ale fermented with wild yeast.


New Belgium Brewing | Fort Collins, CO

The 3rd biggest craft brewer in America, producing several Belgian style beers, including: Dubbel, Tripel, Belgian Amber Ale, and Belgian style sour beers.

Top Pick: Anything from their Lips of Faith specialty ale series. 


Societe Brewing | San Diego

Newer craft brewery in Southern California producing some interesting Belgian style ales, including: Belgian Golden Ale, Belgian Pale Ales, and Belgian Dark Ales.

Top Pick: The Debutante (6.8%), a Belgian Style Pale Ale with flavors of apricot and spicy Belgian yeast.


Trinity Brewing | Colorado, Springs, CO

Small artisanal brewery in Colorado brewing very unique Belgian style ales, including: Saisons, Wit, Barrel-Aged Sour Ales, and a Belgian Style Amber Ale.

Top Pick: Saison Man (4.9%), a Farmhouse Style Belgian Saison brewed with wheat, oats, spelt, and grains of paradise. Aged in Chardonnay wine barrels with wild yeast. 


Upland Brewing | Bloomington, IN

Midwestern artisanal brewery producing unique Belgian style ales: Lambics, Tripel, and Flanders Red.

Top PickBlackberry Lambic, a spontaneously fermented sour Lambic-Style ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and blackberries. 


Brewery Vivant | Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan based craft brewery producing several Belgian style beers: Wit, Dubbel, Tripel, Quadrupel, Saison, Belgian Red Ale, Belgian IPA, and Belgian Pale Ale.

Top Pick: Trebuchet (9.3%), a Belgian Double IPA packed with fruity hop and Belgian yeast flavors.