DR BLUES BEER is a prescription-worthy, award-winning beer. DR BLUES is an American doctor & anesthesiologist who writes the beer prescriptions. The brewer (pharmacist*) makes the prescriptions and Dr Blues’ nurse* (Emily) dispenses it to those in the need of DR BLUES “therapy”. Which one you should get for yourself – depends on your symptoms! Take this quick self-diagnostic test and determine the best therapy. From the mild pain (if your car broke down or your internet connection is giving you a run for your money), all the way to severe pain symptoms (maybe you’re out of work – or just need to visit the inlaws), DR BLUES has the remedy. Just what the doctor ordered!
In DR BLUES’ Brewery, the Wall of Sound comprising 30,000 Watts of acoustic energy continuously play Big Apple Blues music. The sound pressure produces a continuous, gentle vibration of the beer. Similarly to Champagne, top quality beers benefit from a shake to aid the 2nd fermentation. The immense acoustic energy awakens the yeast and adds complexity of the flavors of our beer magic.
It was love at first sight! When DR BLUES landed 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 fresh Belgian 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 DR BLUES prescriptions!
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 the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (Guardian, 2016).
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 the Pharmacist in DR BLUES' Clinic. DR BLUES beers are based on a traditional centuries-old Belgian recipes, enriched by fresh hops, maturation techniques, and our trademark mix of malts, grains and herbs. We than dial in 30,000 Watts of Big Apple Blues Band music from DR BLUES' WALL of SOUND to wake up the yeast and enhance the fermentation.
What’s beer’s mortal enemy, you may ask? It’s light! Beer exposed to light quickly undergoes an oxidation process that negatively affects its taste, longevity and quality. For this reason, most beer manufacturers bottle beer either in cans or dark-tinted bottles to decrease light exposure.
This, however, is not enough for the pharmaceutical attention to detail of Dr. Blues. Our beer bottles are completely sleeved in light-impermeable material with a classy signature appearance. As a result, Dr. Blues Beer is protected in darkness until the moment it is ready to be served in our Dr. Blues Glass. Pictures is a completely sleeved Dr Blues beer bottle.
Ever wondered why many high-end restaurants discriminate against beer? They feature elaborate wine selections, but few, if any, beers! Unjust? Yes, indeed! Brewing boutique beers can be more demanding than making top wines. DR BLUES beers have a sophisticated, complex taste and are on par with the very best wines. However, did you know that there is a rapidly growing and fashionable trend toward beer and fine foods pairing in many boutique restaurants worldwide?
Welcome to the exclusive world of DR BLUES BELGIAN BREWS®, where every detail is crafted for the ultimate beer experience. Our bespoke glass is a testament to this commitment, blending elegance and functionality into a luxurious vessel for your favorite brews.
The Elegance of Design
Each DR BLUES glass is a work of art, designed to feel luxurious in your hand. The long stem isn't just for elegance; it's a practical feature to keep your beer chilled longer. Our first tip: always hold the glass by the stem to prevent warmth from your hand from altering the perfect temperature of your DR BLUES beer.
Embracing the Warmth
For those savoring our PainKiller(C), a rich, dark beer, we recommend holding the glass by the bowl. Dark beers reveal their intricate flavors best when they're not too cold, and this grip allows the beer to warm slightly, unlocking its full potential.
A Dance of Bubbles
A unique feature of the DR BLUES glass is the laser-etched “DR BLUES” at the bottom. This isn’t just for show; it creates a captivating dance of bubbles, enhancing the visual and tasting experience.
The Art of Waiting
Pour a 33cl bottle into the glass and allow the beer to breathe for 2-5 minutes. This pause is vital for the beer to release its full array of aromas, or "the nose." In these moments, we invite you to engage with nurse Emily about your 'symptoms' and prepare your palate for the delightful experience of DR BLUES’ prescription.
The Craft Beer Connoisseur’s Choice
Remember, high-end Belgian craft beers deserve a glass that complements and enhances their taste. The DR BLUES glass is not just an accessory; it's an integral part of the craft beer experience, designed for connoisseurs who appreciate the finer things in life.
Explore the difference with the DR BLUES custom-made glass – where every sip becomes a story, every beer a journey.
There's a saying that rings true: 'De gustibus non est disputandum,' which translates to 'there can be no dispute in tastes.' Just like our individual preferences in life, our taste for beer is deeply personal and unique to each of us. While tastes vary widely, one thing is certain: the love, attention, and exceptional quality poured into each batch of Dr. Blues Belgian Brews leave no one indifferent.
If you find yourself wondering which Dr. Blues brew aligns best with your palate, we've got a playful yet insightful way to guide you. Just fill in this 'prescription' to uncover a match that resonates with your taste buds. And for those who prefer their brews non-alcoholic, Dr. Blues's Placebo is your go-to choice: 'One a day - it takes alcohol away. Just what the doctor ordered.'
So, whether you're a seasoned beer aficionado or new to the world of craft brews, let your taste guide you through the Dr. Blues experience. After all, the best beer for you is the one that delights your senses and uplifts your spirit. Dr Blues himself thinks that no matter what your taste is, his brews will not disappoint.