Nov 4, 2011

Palm Breweries Giveaway

Update: The giveaway is now closed and the winner has been contacted. Thanks for all those that participated.

I recently reviewed a bottle of PALM Belgian Pale Ale that I purchased a couple of weeks ago. As a result of that review and for the first time in this site’s five year history, I’m able to offer you the opportunity to win a little something.

All you need to do is be the first commenter to correctly answer the trivia questions below and you will be the proud new owner of the following PALM related goodies*:

  1. Palm glasses photo

    A Pair of PALM Beer Glasses
    A $20 Value: Studies show that the shape of glassware will impact head development and retention. Why is this important? The foam created by pouring a beer acts as a net for many of the important ingredients and flavor notes such as hop oils, all kinds of yeast fermentation byproducts like alcohol, fusels and fruity esters, spices or other additions.

  2. Book cover

    Beer Sommelier, Ben Vinken’s book Belgian Beer on the Menu
    A $40 Value: Author, Ben Vinken, is a world authority when it comes to Belgian beers. He is a Beer Sommelier and describes beer like one would wine, and he is a pioneer in the field of beer and food pairing.

And now, the trivia questions:

  1. The Belgian Brewing Guild challenged its brewers to create an ale (PALM is an example) that was true to Belgian tradition but was lighter and had refreshment. What was the name of this style?
  2. A priest named the brand PALM for two reasons. Provide one.
  3. PALM Breweries is Belgium’s largest independent/family owned brewery since what date?

The winner of both the glasses and book will need to correctly answer all three of the questions above. When commenting, please be sure to provide a valid email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you’ve won. Best of luck to everyone. The giveaway will close Sunday, November 6. I’ll contact the winner no later than Monday, November 7.

* The giveaway prizes and trivia are being provided by DavElle Consulting, a representative for PALM Breweries. This giveaway is only open to commenters with U.S. based address.

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