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Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
20
MAR
2019

Chocolate can be fatal for dogs

We love chocolate so much that the phrase "dog death by chocolate" might look humorous. But the sweet stuff can literally mean curtains for your dog.  If your sweet-toothed canine has helped...
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Drink beer with care
20
MAR
2019

Drink beer with care

Benjamin Franklin said: “Beer is leaving proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.” He added later: "All things in moderation." That is worth remembering wherever you drink.  Alcohol...
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Do You Know... 011
18
MAR
2019

Do You Know... 011

In Babylon and Egypt, long considered as the birthplace of beer, the drink was offered to the gods and was mainly used by kings and at important festivals. The Egyptians also attributed a...
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The secret behind chocolate cravings
14
MAR
2019

The secret behind chocolate cravings

The reason for chocolate addicts or “chocaholics” can be contributed to the bioactive compounds found in chocolate; theobromine and caffeine, which are stimulants; tyramine and phenylethylamine,...
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The legend of Orval
11
MAR
2019

The legend of Orval

The monastery was born of an act of gratitude: Mathilda was a widow and her weddin-gring had accidentally fallen into the fountain. She prayed to the Lord and at once a trout rose to the surface...
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The history of Lambic
11
MAR
2019

The history of Lambic

The Lambic style can trace its roots back over 400 years, and has remained mostly unchanged from its introduction. The first written recipe is dated 1516 and accounts from 1559 mention the...
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What is the melting point of beer?
05
MAR
2019

What is the melting point of beer?

What is the melting point of beer?  The melting point of beer, just like the boiling point, depends on the volume of the alcohol present in the beer. Alcohol boils at around 78°C, that is, at a...
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Manufacturing Belgian Chocolate
05
MAR
2019

Manufacturing Belgian Chocolate

“While holding between your finger this half an ounce of happiness, think about the long way to obtain this mouthful of pleasure, delight of gods."  The chocolate is prepared from the seeds of...
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The industrial revolution in brewing beer
26
FEB
2019

The industrial revolution in brewing beer

Scientific and technological discoveries led to a veritable revolution in the 19th century. Brewing was now an industrial activity. Pils was also brewed for the first time in the small Czech town...
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From barley to malt
22
FEB
2019

From barley to malt

Before a brewer can go to work, the barley must first be malted. The insoluble components of the barley are converted into ingredients, which are soluble in water. This takes place during malting....
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Valentine's Day with Fine Belgian Chocolates!
11
FEB
2019

Valentine's Day with Fine Belgian Chocolates!

Chocolate is one of the most popular gifts to give on Valentine's Day. Chocolate is a psychoactive food. It is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. The cacao tree was...
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Do You Know That... 010
07
FEB
2019

Do You Know That... 010

Hops contain many biochemical compounds, which partially defend the plant against all kinds of possible adverse environmental factors. These protective substances are concentrated in external...
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Beer as a classic ingredient for cooking
05
FEB
2019

Beer as a classic ingredient for cooking

Because beer is such a satisfying, cooling beverage, many people forget that it is also one of the world's greatest seasoning agents. Used properly, beer turns the most ordinary foods into...
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The First Non-Alcoholic Abbey Beer
01
FEB
2019

The First Non-Alcoholic Abbey Beer

A Belgian brewer will make history in the new year when it produces the first ever non-alcoholic version of one of the country’s celebrated and powerful abbey beers. Belgium’s abbey beers,...
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Do You Know That... 009
29
JAN
2019

Do You Know That... 009

When a glass of beer, wine or spirits is drunk, the ethanol goes into the stomach and the large intestine via the mouth and esophagus.  There is an enzyme in the stomach wall – alcohol...
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Westmalle Trappist beers
28
JAN
2019

Westmalle Trappist beers

The golden Tripel made by Westmalle has in recent years inspired countless imitators, though few match its complexity. The abbey’s full name is Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. It sits behind elm...
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A lesson of perfect beer tasting
25
JAN
2019

A lesson of perfect beer tasting

Before tasting beer you should know that different beer styles deserve their own glasses. They help focus the smell and form the beer's head when tasting beer. "When you get the proper glass and...
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Do You Know That... 008
23
JAN
2019

Do You Know That... 008

The quantity of alcohol in the blood after drinking alcoholic drinks not only depends on the type of drink, but also on individual factors, including sex and body weight. Alcohol levels are the...
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Keep the taste of draught beer into the home
16
JAN
2019

Keep the taste of draught beer into the home

PerfectDraft® is an exciting system which combines a high-quality appliance and consumer-preferred beer brands in light metal kegs, delivering the great taste of draught beer in the comfort of...
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Do You Know That... 007
15
JAN
2019

Do You Know That... 007

The fruity aroma found in most of beers relies on subtle variations based on the following fruit: pears, bananas, apricots, peaches, and tropical fruit such as mangos or pineapples. Sometimes the...
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