In August the latest edition of the famous World Beer Awards was held in London. These global awards are presented by an international jury to the world's very best beers.
Since 2007, the Duvel brewers have been busy inventing ways to pack some extra punch into the traditional Duvel with a third hop variety. Besides the high-quality Saaz Saaz and Styrian Golding hops, a third hop variety is added to provide a surprising and exciting taste profile.
It took barrel-loads of patience to wait 6 months while Duvel gently matured in oak bourbon barrels from Kentucky. But patience is rewarded: Duvel Barrel Aged is a unique tasting beer with an alcohol content of 11.5 % vol. that combines the tangy bite of Duvel with a creamy caramel and vanilla touch.
Ever since 2010, a range of artists has been involved in The Duvel Collection, coming up with their most creative designs for the iconic Duvel glass. In 2017, Pieter Stockmans is also to join the ranks of impressive and celebrated artists.
For 6 years now Duvel's master brewers have been doing their best to surprise beer lovers with a new and surprising type of hop for this unique specialty beer. This year they chose HBC 291, a hop type that is so new in fact that it hasn't even been given an official name.