Leading Belgian golden ale Duvel has been introduced on draught in the UK for the first time, debuting at bars in Nottingham and London.
Duvel on Tap at 8.5% ABV uses the same ingredients and the same process of re-fermentation and achieves the same carbonation as Duvel in bottles.
Previously available only in 330ml bottles in the UK, it was launched last month on draught at The Draft House in Old Street in London and The Canalhouse in Nottingham.
John Wood, UK general manager for the beer’s owner Duvel Moortgat, said: “Duvel’s re-fermentation, part of its famous 90-day brewing process, produced beer that was too highly carbonated to dispense on most standard draught dispense systems.
“Duvel has always needed a sturdy glass bottle strong enough to keep the re-fermentation process in check, hence why its stumpy brown glass bottle has become so iconic.
“What makes the Duvel on Tap dispense system innovative is that it uses a small single-use beer line that helps to slow the flow and pressure of the beer, recreating the traditional Duvel pour.
“We are highly excited about the launch of the much-awaited Duvel on Tap here in the UK. With this gem, Duvel has re-affirmed its primacy in the beer world by becoming the only brewer producing beer which is re-fermented in a keg at such high CO2 content.”