Vuurzee was born
from the desire to do things differently.
Brewed for the true connoisseur. Vuurzee was born out of the desire to do things differently.
The desire to create a beer that deserves a place at the gastronomic table where, until now, we have only found wines and spirits. Where diverse flavours and aromas find their way to gastronomy lovers, where quality and experience come together and where people with passion and dedication use the best products to create the finest dishes and combinations.
We have deliberately chosen to replace much of the bitters that come from hops with other bitters, namely from the Pinot Noir grape. Because of its thin skin, the Pinot Noir grape has a light tannin. In addition, these tannins ensure that the bitterness,
which is often found in most beers, is better balanced. Partly because of this, this beer lends itself so well to culinary dishes.
The Champagne yeast gives Vuurzee a slightly lactic character.
In other words, a light acidity. The yeast also provides a pleasant mousse and texture in the mouth. Unlike brewer's yeast, Champagne yeast ensures that you do not sit at the table feeling bloated.
Our Vuurzee is top-fermented and each bottle is given 3 to 4 months to mature. The intention is that the coarse bubbles become much finer, as in a Champagne. In addition, the yeast in the bottle ensures that the flavour of Vuurzee continues to evolve and that you can keep it for a longer period of time. Just like a good wine! The yeast makes the beer a little less harsh, softer in flavour and gives it less sharp tones. The last glass will be slightly cloudy because of this. We continue to experiment with the taste of Vuurzee. Not only do we let Vuurzee continue to mature in oak barrels. Last summer, we also let a number of bottles age for
6 months in the Oosterschelde (Zeeland - the Netherlands).
The best drinking temperature of Vuurzee is around 8 degrees and can be best enjoyed in a wine glass or open flûte. Vuurzee is perfect for dinner, as an aperitif or with an appetizer. During the dinner, Vuurzee also lends itself as a fully
fledged partner for the most diverse dishes. From oysters, caviar, lobster, mussels, scallops, smoked salmon, duck breast, rack of lamb to slow-cooked beef ribs and pork belly.