Legendary Belgian Beer Is Making a Comeback After 16 Years

Rodenbach Brewery has announced a limited edition release of its Alexander beer

Rodenbach Alexander will be available in the United States beginning April 2016.

Rodenbach Brewery, known for its sour beers in the traditional Flanders red style, is bringing back its “legendary” Alexander beer.

Rodenbach Alexander was last brewed in 1999 and last released in 2000, reports Esquire, which, in response to the news writes, “It’s about damn time!”

A release describes Rodenbach Alexander as, “a blend of 2/3rd aged RODENBACH (2 year matured beer from oak standing Foeders) and 1/3rd young ale, then macerated with sour cherries.” It has an ABV of 5.6 percent and will be available in draught one-way kegs and 750-milliliter bottles, which are adorned with the image of Alexander Rodenbach, a founding brother of Rodenbach Brewery.

“We were inspired to brew Rodenbach Alexander over two years ago, due in large part to the popular requests among beer connoisseurs, bar owners and beer lovers throughout the United States,” said Rudi Ghequire, master brewer of Rodenbach brewery. “Rodenbach Alexander pays homage to one of our original founders, rewards our loyal customers and simultaneously allows a new generation of craft beer lovers to try our beers.”


Rodenbach Alexander will be available only in the U.S. beginning in April. It is the first limited edition brew of the Rodenbach Limited Edition Sour Series for 2016.