2014 Yule

2014 Yule

Ale brewed with Spices

This Belgian-style holiday beer is rich, dark, and aged two full years. A blend of specialty malts meld with seasonal spices and black currant that occasionally surface, along with the presence of the beer's 13% ABV as it warms in the glass.

ABV 13%IBU 10Served 50ºAvailable750mL

Food Pairing

Figgy Yule Cookies paired with Yule

Now bring us some figgy pudding! We’re sure Yule love this holiday tradition in cookie form!   Recipe adpated from Food 52 by Samantha Haddow Yields about 4 dozen cookies Ingredients For the cookies 8-10 large dried Turkish figs, diced 1 cup Yule 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground nutmeg … Continue reading Figgy Yule Cookies paired with Yule

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Framboise Lemon Bars paired with Framboise

Lemon and raspberries may seem like more of a summer treat, but these bars will add a refreshing palette cleanser among all of those other holiday sweets. Framboise is available at the taproom only, but growlers are available. Act fast if you hope to have this wonderful beer at your holiday gathering! Limited quantities remain! … Continue reading Framboise Lemon Bars paired with Framboise

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Chocolate Lace Sandwiches (Brussels) paired with Hoodoo Dubbel

Hoodoo & chocolate are a favorite pairing of ours, so when we came across this recipe, we were sure we had a treat on our hands. Do the cookies look familiar? They do bear a striking resemblance to a popular brand-name cookie named after the capital of Belgium. It seemed only fitting to pair them with … Continue reading Chocolate Lace Sandwiches (Brussels) paired with Hoodoo Dubbel

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Boom Island Thanksgiving Pairing No. 5: Witness & Witness Honey Rolls

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving dinner without a side of Rolls to go with your fabulous Turkey. Our recipe combines the citrus flavors of Witness Wit with the light, fluffy texture of a great roll. recipe adapted from Jackie at TheBeeroness.com by Samantha Haddow yields 18 rolls Ingredients for the rolls • 1/2 cup heavy cream … Continue reading Boom Island Thanksgiving Pairing No. 5: Witness & Witness Honey Rolls

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Paired with Thoprock IPA

There is something about a citrusy IPA that works really well with cranberries. You could enjoy these festive red and green studded biscotti with your morning coffee, but why not live dangerously! ‘Tis the season, after all! Recipe adapted from Kristen Jenkins’ recipe for Donna Hay Magazine by Samantha Haddow Yields about 80 cookies Ingredients … Continue reading Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti Paired with Thoprock IPA

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Witness Witbier Cookies paired with Witness Wit

If Witness were a cookie, this would be it. These are sure to add a bit of citrus-y joy to your holiday!   Recipe adapted from Food Republic by Samantha Haddow Yields about 4 dozen cookies Ingredients for the cookies 2 – 12 oz bottles of Witness Wit 5 Tbsp honey ¾ cup unsalted butter (1 … Continue reading Witness Witbier Cookies paired with Witness Wit

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Boom Island Thanksgiving Pairing No. 4: Thoprock & Cranberry Sauce

Nix the canned cranberry sauce this year and make this homemade sauce using our Thoprock IPA! IPAs can become even more bitter when boiled or reduced, so we added it at the end. This late addition allows the flowery, citrus flavor of West Coast hops to shine through. Please celebrate responsibly. We wouldn’t want you … Continue reading Boom Island Thanksgiving Pairing No. 4: Thoprock & Cranberry Sauce

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Speculaas (Belgian Spice Cookies) paired with Silvius Pale Ale

Prettig sinterklaasfeest! Happy St. Nicholas Day! Enjoy the fest with these traditional Belgian spice cookies. Usually folk enjoy them with a cuppa tea or coffee, but we felt Silvius was a little more festive.   Recipe adapted from NPR (http://www.npr.org/2012/12/12/166961539/belgian-sweets-not-just-for-sinterklaas) by Samantha Haddow yields about 3 dozen small cookies Ingredients 1 c unsalted butter, softened … Continue reading Speculaas (Belgian Spice Cookies) paired with Silvius Pale Ale

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Boom Island Thanksgiving Pairing No. 3: Sweet Potatoes & Hoodoo

Our Third Thanksgiving pairing is Sweet Potatoes and Hoodoo Dubbel. Forget the marshmallows and pecans. Serve up these mashed sweet potatoes with a surprising twist! Hoodoo’s subtle spice and banana notes will sing when served alongside this dish. Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray serves 8 Ingredients: • 3 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into … Continue reading Boom Island Thanksgiving Pairing No. 3: Sweet Potatoes & Hoodoo

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Viennese Pecan Crescents paired with Brimstone

Cookies and beer? The combination is not as odd as it sounds! The delicate, but incredibly buttery, nutty cookies work surprisingly well with our Brimstone Tripel.   Recipe adapted from Gale Gand (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/viennese-crescents-recipe.html) by Samantha Haddow Yields about 5 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 c unsalted butter, softened ¾ c sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 … Continue reading Viennese Pecan Crescents paired with Brimstone

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Taste the fruits of our obsession.

We started out with Silvius, a unique BPA. Then we moved on to Thoprock, a hop-rocking, Belgian-style IPA. Hoodoo, a spellbinding dubbel. And Brimstone, a powerful tripel. Those four beers established Boom Island as Minnesota’s premier craft brewery that exclusively, and obsessively, focuses on Belgian-style beers.

But as obsessions go, we were just getting rolling. As you’ll see here, our range of beers has grown right along with our passion for the Belgian tradition of brewing. Use this guide to get a virtual taste of our different beers. Then look for them in your favorite establishments, or enjoy them with us in our taproom, The Boom Room.