Strong Pale Ale / 8.5% ABV / Huyghe Brewery, Belgiam
Although Delirium Tremen gets its name from a severe alcohol withdrawl causing, you guessed it, delirium.. the beer itself is a must try for any beer connoisseur trying to hit on the classics. First brewed on December 26, 1988, it has been nominated for best beer in the world and won gold in the World Beer Championship held in Chicago, IL in 1997. Packaged in its signature opaque, white, ceramic body and that pink elephant you see on every style of Delirium beer, Tremens is one of the top selling in Belgium and also world-wide. They say it tastes like a "sound shot of alcohol igniting the mouth" becuase at first sip of this high in alcohol ale, your palette is warmed by the boozy flavors. Don't let the high ABV deter you though, sweet citrus, bananas, and spices hide it well making this strong ale pleasantly drinkable. Available at Shenango Beverage in a variety of kegs and bottles.