Saturday, March 12, 2011
Unibroue's "Chambly" Series Three Pack Review
In honour of this excellent Canadian brewery, here is a review of the brews from Unibroue's "Chambly" line. As per usual, the beer labels are pure Quebec history and are each visually spectacular. We'll start with Blanche de Chambly, the brew that started it all:
Beer: Blanche de Chambly
Type: Belgian Witbier
The latter two brews are more recent Unibroue offerings, released in 2010 and 2005, respectively.
Beer: Blonde de Chambly
Type: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
This dark, robust brew was created in honor of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, which was tasked in 1665 to defend the Chambly region against the Iroquois, as well as against any European intruders.
With such a wonderful connection to the region in which they call home, Unibroue is clearly one of Canada's flagship breweries. Despite being owned by an international company, they still maintain their relationship to the Chambly area and continue to display their passion and talent for brewing ales inspired by Belgium's finest traditions. Though sometimes overlooked compared to their more popular and readily-available cousins, the beers of the "Chambly series" are wonderful brews with fascinating histories behind them. Though you might have to do a bit of hunting, these are definitely worth-while bottles to seek out.