Fleur de Sel Caramel and Smoked Salted Chocolate Belgian Quadruple Quadrupel

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE… You people drank it ALL. You’ll probably like one of our other beers, like the Roasted Banana and Donut Bread Pudding Weizenbock, and we’ll probably have more of the quad in the near future. Join our mailing list to stay apprised of the situation.

If you were thirsty in mid-to-late 16th century France, you might very well have been treated to a delicious brew of dark roasted chocolate malt and caramel salted with crystals harvested from the sea by men of the Trappist order. Once thought to be the zenith of brewing evolution, this quadruple ale was revered for the fleeting colors within its black depths and the complicated emotions that were uncovered by imbibing it.

Fleeing the chaos of the French Revolution, the Trappists forgot the only written copy of the recipe in a small writing desk at a monastery in Normandy and believed it to be lost forever. The writing desk and recipe would remain in the monastery for centuries, through unrest and two world wars until, during the liberation of France by Allied Forces, an American soldier discovered the recipe in the desk while looking for secret Nazi battle plans.

The soldier, who was a talented pianist but spoke terrible French, believed the recipe to be the lyrics to a song about a stout woman, and so commenced to set the recipe to music. The song, titled “Elle est salée sucrée” (“She is salty-sweet”), became a minor underground hit in postwar France but has since been lost to the ravages of time and failing memory. Comrades Brewing now restores this decadent concoction to cultural consciousness, to be enjoyed with a rim of Fleur de Sel, cacao nibs, or bacon crystals.