Great Danish Ale

Brewed by Brewery 85

Belgian Honey Rye Strong Ale10.6% ABV12 IBU

There once was a boy named Will who loved a girl named Meredith very much. Skip ahead about twelve years and they are happily married with two dogs, a baby boy, and brewery.

Great Danish is the story of everything in between that we skipped. It’s Will’s love letter to Meredith and the passion put into the beer really reflects his love. The name itself comes from their second “son”, a midnight black Great Dane named “Scout” who has been an assistant brewer on many a pilot batch back in the day.

By style, it’s a Belgian-style honey rye ale clocking in at 10.6% abv that plays well with a gorgeous deep amber hue. A warming, boozy-yet-palatable malt bill buffers excellent hop floral aromas in this ale. It’s brewed with old school floor malted local rye and pilsner barley by Riverbend Malt House, local South Carolina organic honey from Bee Well Honey Farms, some of the best German hops on the market, and Appalachian water.

Available on tap at our tasting room for pints. Available selectively in our distribution area. This beer will be an occasional year round offering so make sure to get some when you can!

Map of Brewery 85
Brewery 85
Carry this beer?

Promote your beer to thirsty patrons looking for it.

Learn More

Available near Ashburn, Virginia

Heads up! Great Danish Ale may not be available near you. Follow this beer to get notified when it's available nearby, try searching in a different area, or discover some similar beer.

Allagash James Bean

Allagash James Bean

Aged Tripel with Coffee10.4% ABV25 IBU

Allagash Brewing CompanyPortland, ME

Available at very few places nearby

James Bean is a bourbon barrel aged Tripel (Curieux), with cold pressed coffee added.

Orkney Skull Splitter

Orkney Skull Splitter

Wee Heavy8.5% ABV

The Orkney BreweryCawdor, United Kingdom

Available at very few places nearby

A rich fruity wine-like complexity on the palate includes fresh and dried fruits, warm exotic spice and light summer citrus fruits. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character.

Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra

Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra

Belgian Dark Strong Ale17.0% ABV40 IBU

Dogfish Head Craft BreweryMilton, DE

Available at very few places nearby

Our Raison D'Etre, with a little extra. This immodest brew, made with an obscene amount of malt, brown sugar and raisins, takes Belgian-style browns to new heights. Raison D'Extra's little brother Raison D'Etre was brewed to be the ultimate beer partner for steak. Plump raisins and beet sugars give the beer a similar DNA and color to red wine. D'Extra takes this concept to the next level. What 120 Minute IPA is to 60 Minute IPA, D'Extra is the D'Etre. We're pushing the limits of what a Belgian yeast can do (and we've discovered that's somewhere in the ballpark of 15% to 18% ABV!)