Yeast is a living organism, responsible for the fermentation during beer-making process. Highest quality beers benefit from slight shake during the brewing process to re-distribute single-cell yeast organism and optimize fermentation. In DR BLUES’ Brewery, the walls of loudspeakers amounting to 20,000 Watts of high-fidelity energy continuously play Big Apple Blues music. This sound pressure produces a continuous, gentle vibration of the beer. Intermittently, a signal-generator injects a frequency tuned to almost seismically rattle the shelves with beer, as if the music kisses the bottles. This process awakens and reminds the yeast to multiply and release complex flavors from the ingredients, rather than mere alcohol. The effects of music and immense sound pressure are all inherent ingredients in DR BLUES’s beer’s magic. On pic: DR BLUES in the warehouse backed up by the wall of loudspeakers amounting to 20,000 Watts of acoustic energy that bath our beer in the rhythm of Big Apple Blues (www.bigappleblues.com).
Though many years have passed, vivid memories of my first Belgian Tripel in 2004 still leave me exhilarated! While on a music tour in Belgium, my bandmates from Big Apple Blues Band and I were totally unprepared for the power of Belgian specialty beers. Yes, our very first experience with Belgian Tripels left us happily tipsy within a few minutes, but we were swirling in a creative frenzy that made us want to write new music, and left me energized to look further into these magical Belgian brews! Belgian beer is much more than drinking alcohol; it’s a cultural experience and it has been used by communities for cooking, producing products like beer-washed cheese, and food pairings. Belgian beer has also been added to its list of Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (Guardian, 2016).
It was love at first sight! When Dr Blues arrived in Belgium, he fell in love with Belgian Beers and its culture, and before long, decided to create the DR BLUES BEER™ Clinic. Our first brew (Admiral, now renamed PaceMaker©), spiced with might Mercure fresh hops hand harvested in the West Flanders, became an overnight success. The word about DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® spread like wildfire throughout Dr Blues’ scientific and business network worldwide. Even though Dr Blues often gives talks as a scientist or educator, audiences seem to be really interested in learning about the DR BLUES prescription-worthy beers! The pic shows DR BLUES mobile in search of best hops in West Flanders, Belgium.
DR BLUES BEER PRESCRIPTIONS©are filled by Emily, a magical, fairy-tale Nurse who works with DR BLUES in his Beer Clinic©. Doctors and patients know that skilled nurses are the first responders and the cornerstone of good medical care because they hold the key to patient outcomes and satisfaction with treatment. Emily’s figure was selected for her confident posture and positive, healing smile. Emily also epitomizes the magical powers of a woman with her composed and commanding pose and determined, yet calming look in her eyes.
Sir Marc Knops is one of the best known brewers in Belgium with over 40 years of experience in craft beer making. Mark is a good friend of DR BLUES who helped him to devise formulas based on a traditional Belgian Tripel ale, enriched by fresh hops, maturation techniques, and special mix of malts, grains and herbs. Mark spent several lifetimes in brewing, mixing and experimenting to perfect the DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® beer prescriptions. On pic – Sir Marc Knops at the DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS® Award Ceremony in Valencia, Spain, 2018.
What is the worst enemy of beer? It’s light! Beer exposed to light quickly undergoes an oxidation process that negatively affects its taste, longevity and quality. This is why most beer manufacturers bottle beer in cans or dark tinted bottles to decrease its exposure to light. However, this is not enough for DR BLUES’ scientific standards. Wanting absolute perfection for our beers, DR BLUES bottles are completely sleeved in light-impermeable material with a classy signature appearance. Resultantly, DR BLUES BEER™ is protected in eternal darkness until ready to be served in our DR BLUES GLASS. Pictured is a completely sleeved DR BLUES BEER™ bottle.
Cheap, mass produced beer has dominated the global market. So much so, that high-end restaurants discriminate against beer and feature elaborate wine selections, but few, if any, beers! Unjust? Yes, indeed! The centuries old tradition of Belgian beer making demands respect. Top shelf Belgian beers have a sophisticated complex taste and higher alcohol content just like the best wines. DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS is joining these ranks. Brewing boutique Belgian beers can be even more demanding than making good wines. In fact, there is a rapidly growing trend toward beer and food pairing in many boutique restaurants worldwide.
Ever wonder why DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS glass features a long stem? Beer is best consumed chilled. When carefully poured into a glass, the glass is best held by its stem to prevent warming, which can happen when the hand is in contact with the bowl of the glass. By the way, see if you can read the laser etching “DR BLUES” on the bottom of our glass, which stimulates carbon dioxide bubbling and makes the beer more exciting to drink. Au contraire, dark beer (e.g. PainKiller) is usually drank closer to room temperature, rather than very cold (10°-14°). This is because, the complexity of PainKiller is masked when drank too cold. So, if PainKiller is served too chilled by mistake, you can hold the glass by the bowl to warm up the pour and bring up its flavors.