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Beer History
12
JUL
2018

Beer History

Beer has refreshed the thirst of hundreds of millions of people throughout the world for thousands of years. 6000-year-old Ancient Sumerian clay tablets provide brewing’s earliest official...
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Belgian brewery De Block
12
JUL
2018

Belgian brewery De Block

At the fringe of the Buggenhoutwood, in the hamlet of Peizegem, Boschkant, in Brabant is situated the brewery De Block. Closely connected with the beautiful nature, attached to the village...
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More than 90% of beer is water
12
JUL
2018

More than 90% of beer is water

More than 90% of beer is water. Thus beer can make a contribution to the daily fluid supply, which has to be at least 1.5 to 2 litres a day. But be careful, alcohol also has a dehydrating...
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Guylian, Belgian chocolate maker
09
JUL
2018

Guylian, Belgian chocolate maker

Guylian is a Belgian chocolate manufacturer founded by Guy Foubert in 1958. The company takes its name from the combination of Foubert's first name with that of his wife, Liliane. Guylian is...
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Fruited Beer or Beer for Women
09
JUL
2018

Fruited Beer or Beer for Women

"Just look at the beer drinking culture in Belgium. There is a wide range of fruity Belgian beers that are served in stylish branded glasses and you see a large number of women drinking these...
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Drinking beer in moderation does not make you fat
09
JUL
2018

Drinking beer in moderation does not make you fat

Beer does not contain fat or cholesterol and is low in free sugars. The calories in beer come largely from the alcohol content.  The term "beer belly" is...
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The Roots of Witbier
05
JUL
2018

The Roots of Witbier

  Also known as biere blanche (French), witbiers (Flemish) are aromatic, rustic, spicy and complex. The name literally means "white beer," a moniker derived from the cloudy, pale pose that...
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Pairing beer with food
05
JUL
2018

Pairing beer with food

Pairing beer with food is always fun, but you should also consider beer to be the sauce of life, as it both complements and enhances flavors and your overall enjoyment of food....
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Belgian beer and food
02
JUL
2018

Belgian beer and food

Food and drink. A delightful marriage of gastronomic taste and texture. Belgian culture has long celebrated the union of fine food and a well-crafted beer. One need only look as far back as...
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Pouring beer
02
JUL
2018

Pouring beer

Cask beer: Open the tap but do not let the first jet of froth go into the glass. Fill the glass all in one go. First tip it to one side and then hold it up right again under the tap. The froth...
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Yes, Beer is food
29
JUN
2018

Yes, Beer is food

Of course beer is a beverage, as the majority of its composition is water; however, given that it's also made with cereal grains, hops and yeast, all of this combined goodness is oftentimes...
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After beer has been brewed, it can still be improved through maturation
29
JUN
2018

After beer has been brewed, it can still be improved through maturation

Do you know that.....After beer has been brewed, it can still be improved through maturation. The taste ripens. The liquid clarifies as yeast and other particles settle. Secondary fermentation...
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Learn about cocoa beans. Harvesting and roasting
29
JUN
2018

Learn about cocoa beans. Harvesting and roasting

Chocolate begins with the cocoa tree, which grows close to the equator, thriving on very high temperatures and humidity. Each tree bears oval fruits or pods, which are about 5-12 inches long....
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How Stella Artois, the most famous Belgian beer, entered the world
26
JUN
2018

How Stella Artois, the most famous Belgian beer, entered the world

Behold the tale of a town called Leuven and a brew called Stella Artois. Their destinies merged some time in the deep, dark past and now provide enjoyment for people in over 80 corners of the...
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When the chocolate invade Europe
26
JUN
2018

When the chocolate invade Europe

When the Spanish first brought chocolate back to Europe, it was still being served as a beverage, but soon went through an important evolution: the chili pepper was replaced by sugar. The new,...
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George Washington: President & Beer Lover
19
JUN
2018

George Washington: President & Beer Lover

The progress of the American brewing industry following the War of Independence has been summed up in the following terms by Victor S. Clark in his History of Manufactures in the United...
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Brussels Beer Project
15
JUN
2018

Brussels Beer Project

Brussels Beer Project - in a few words ? It's a collaborative project using co-creation to become more innovative & daring and to bring fresh air into a sometimes too conservative Belgian craft...
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The Abbaye des Rocs Brewery
14
JUN
2018

The Abbaye des Rocs Brewery

The Abbaye des Rocs Brewery has its roots in a little picturesque village, a true green spot in an area since populated with flourishing industries. Brewing activities started in 1979....
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King Gambrinus. Who Was He?
14
JUN
2018

King Gambrinus. Who Was He?

King Gambrinus, known as "the patron saint of beer," has long been a universal symbol of beer and brewing. Particularly during the late nineteenth century, the image of Gambrinus was used...
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To make beer, brewers use water and barley to create a sweetened liquid
13
JUN
2018

To make beer, brewers use water and barley to create a sweetened liquid

To make beer, brewers use water and barley to create a sweetened liquid (called the wort), which they flavour with hops, then ferment with yeast. The basic process may be simple but the...
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