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Achelse Kluis
22
MAR
2018

Achelse Kluis

Somewhere in an out-of-the-way place of the Flemish Country, hidden between fields and forests on the boundary with the Netherlands, situated near the water of the "Tongelreep", you find the...
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Fruity Aroma
15
MAR
2018

Fruity Aroma

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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Belgian Chocolate has a gift vocation
08
MAR
2018

Belgian Chocolate has a gift vocation

From the beginning of its history in Belgium, the chocolate was considered as a gift. In 1912, the belgian confectionery created the " praline ", a filled chocolate mouthful which perfectly...
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Do you know......
03
MAR
2018

Do you know......

Do You Know that ...    A maximum of two to four glasses of beer per day reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Scientific research has shown that moderate beer consumption benefits the...
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How to Taste
01
MAR
2018

How to Taste

Everyone knows how to taste beer, right? Pop the cap and sucker back. Don't get me wrong, that's OK. But if you want to appreciate the flavours that make up our favourite brew, there are finer...
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Drinking beer from strength to strength makes you feel much better
12
FEB
2018

Drinking beer from strength to strength makes you feel much better

If you go out and drink beers with different alcohol by volume, you will have a much better time of it if you drink, as it were, from strength to strength, Beer and Health reported. The cause is...
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Chocolate or Wine?
09
FEB
2018

Chocolate or Wine?

Are you interested if wine goes with chocolate? An instinctive response would be "don't do it!" The problem is not that a match is impossible, only that it's unlikely. As a general principle,...
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Lifetime of the head
31
JAN
2018

Lifetime of the head

The head is the foam at the top of the beer. It is generally accepted that the lifetime for the head is for it to stay on top of the beer for at least three minutes before it begins to disappear....
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Dou you know....?
03
JAN
2018

Dou you know....?

For beers with secondary fermentation in the bottle – beers with so-called “taste evolution” – yeast and sugars are added just before bottling, with the intention of producing more alcohol and...
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Het Anker Brewery
12
DEC
2017

Het Anker Brewery

Although the oldest documents which are currently in the archivery of Mechelen date from 1369, the brewery was in operation before that time, which proofs that it is probably the oldest and still...
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mmmm…..Chocolate!
22
OCT
2017

mmmm…..Chocolate!

CHOCOLATE is no good for our hips but it sits alongside fruit and vegetables when it comes to preventing disease, scientists have found. Human guinea pigs gorged on M&M's in a recent study, which...
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Vitamins received with beer
16
OCT
2017

Vitamins received with beer

According to Beerandhealth.com the yeast cells added to the beer during the brewing process produce vitamin B while growing and many of these vitamins stay in the beer. The more the beer is...
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Do you know?
16
OCT
2017

Do you know?

   A top fermented, full-bodied, real beer,  BRUGSE TRIPEL  owes its original taste to a subtle blend of top quality malt, aromatic hops and pure, crystal clear water drawn from the...
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Do you know that...
08
MAY
2017

Do you know that...

Wit, or white, bier is a pale golden, tart, refreshing style thick with sediment and with a high level of carbon dioxide.  With the pale malts, unmalted wheat and lack of filtration it's no...
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Chocolate of The Gods
06
APR
2017

Chocolate of The Gods

Chocolate is a psychoactive food. It is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. The cacao tree was named by the 17th century Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus. The Greek term...
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How The Discovery of Beer Led to Civilization As We Know It
29
MAR
2017

How The Discovery of Beer Led to Civilization As We Know It

According to one prominent anthropologist, what lured our ancient ancestors out of their caves may not have been a thirst for knowledge, but a thirst for beer. Dr. Solomon Katz theorizes that...
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Belgian Beer, a noble drink with your favourite recipe
09
MAR
2017

Belgian Beer, a noble drink with your favourite recipe

When you go out to a Belgian restaurant for a meal, it is still most unlikely that your menus will be presented to you along with a list of suitable beers. The classic trend in...
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Do you know....
08
MAR
2017

Do you know....

GEUZE and KRIEK are brewed by age-old methods which depend on spontaneous fermentation and ripening. In the first stage a mixture of malt, wheat and water is prepared. During the process the...
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Do You Know that ...
02
MAR
2017

Do You Know that ...

Beer works well with cheese. The carbonation and elegant maltiness of a fine beer compliment the creamy texture and thick mouthfeel of cheese. The biased opinion that wine goes best with cheese is...
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