This week we’re embarking on an episode that has been years in the planning – an Orval 7 Year vertical. Colin has been diligently sourcing and cellaring bottles of Orval for the last few years, and we now have enough to try 7 years worth, all together. To help us navigate these tasty waters is long time Orval fan and beer industry Steve Thibault, owner of 49th Parallel Group.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:30 – Cheese pairings!
02:23 – 2016 x 2
05:10 – ABV strictness
10:50 – Orval’s unique process
18:00 – Cheeeeeese
19:45 – 2015
27:40 – 2014
30:00 – Sessionable!
37:00 – Wonderous Belgian beer culture
39:50 – 2013
42:50 – Steve’s beer journey
50:40 – 2012
1:05:50 – September 2010
1:17:00 – Adrian becomes an optimist
1:20:30 – Wrap-up