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Do You Know:  Liefmans Kriek Brut
28
NOV
2019

Do You Know: Liefmans Kriek Brut

This classy beer represents the perfect marriage between the fresh accents and slightly acidic flavour of  the black cherries. Liefmans Kriek-Brut is a mixed fermentation beer, with every...
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Do you know that: The LEUTE BOK ale was brewed in 1927 for the first time
18
NOV
2019

Do you know that: The LEUTE BOK ale was brewed in 1927 for the first time

"Leute" means joy in Flemish, and "bok" is of course the "he-goat". A very interesting and funny name for a real double bock ale holding a whopping 7.5 % alcohol by volume. The name-play...
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Drink abuse can cause memory problems
30
OCT
2019

Drink abuse can cause memory problems

A night’s drinking slows down the recovery of our memory. This, after a remarkable test, was the conclusion reached by Dutch researchers at the University of Utrecht, according to the Quarterly...
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Do you know: Corsendonk Agnus
28
OCT
2019

Do you know: Corsendonk Agnus

Agnus is a Belgian abbey-style beer, falling into the 'tripel' style, from the Corsendonk monastery. It has an wonderfully tenacious, rocky head, which tastes of vanilla ice-cream. The nose is...
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The first brewers were Incan women
19
OCT
2019

The first brewers were Incan women

A study reveals an ancient brewery that existed during the Inca Empire was staffed by a group of elite women who were chosen for their beauty and nobility, according to the recent media reports....
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Alcohol and good sleeping
10
OCT
2019

Alcohol and good sleeping

The sleep in what regards its quality and duration depends on various factors, such as taken food, tiredness, genetic factors, stress, the quality of the mattress etc. But alcohol is also a factor...
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Hints on identifying off-flavours in beer
07
OCT
2019

Hints on identifying off-flavours in beer

Some aromas and flavors in beer are caused by brewing problems, infections during fermentation by troublesome microbes, and/or improper handling. Here is some information to help you distinguish...
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Brewing in Bruges: De Halve Maan
01
OCT
2019

Brewing in Bruges: De Halve Maan

The history of beer on the iconic Walplein in Bruges goes back for centuries. The first records of brewing activity on the site date back to 1564, when brewery ‘Die Maene’ was mentioned in the...
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Belgian Beer Corner: DUPONT brewery
25
SEP
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: DUPONT brewery

The Brasserie Dupont is a former farm dating back to 1759. In 1844, it became the Rimaux-Derrider farm-brewery, specialising in the production of honey and “Saison” (season) beers, so called...
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Welcome to the Belgian cuisine a la biere
20
SEP
2019

Welcome to the Belgian cuisine a la biere

Key to the cuisine of Belgium is its beers, best discovered in the native setting of the estaminet, or cafe. At home, beer often is served at both lunch and dinner, with a witbier or lighter brew...
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Beer Tasting Tips - Assessing Appearance
05
SEP
2019

Beer Tasting Tips - Assessing Appearance

Are you ready to develop skill and sophistication in assessing a finely crafted brew? To focus on the fine points necessary for competency in the “Art of Beer Tasting?” You may have been...
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You like beer? So, you should become a beer expert.
21
AUG
2019

You like beer? So, you should become a beer expert.

If you take beer seriously you have to know almost everything about beer. Reading regularly our newsletter you will sure become a beer expert. Moreover being an expert in beer you will better...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Deus Brut des Flandres
09
AUG
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Deus Brut des Flandres

Deus Brut des Flandres, is an innovative beer from the Belgian brewery Bosteels. Deus should be pronounced like ‘DAY-ews’. Take a look at the bottle and label, and you'll see it bears a remarkable...
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A smoked beer?
08
AUG
2019

A smoked beer?

What is a smoked beer? "It's like liquid beef jerky," said a beer connoisseur. "And it's fantastic." It's a beer to enjoy in cool weather, like the wet, raw spring days of April and May.  Three...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Duchesse de Bourgogne
05
AUG
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Duchesse de Bourgogne

Duchesse de Bourgogne is the traditional Flemish red ale. Rich reddish hue. Winey, almost vinegary aromas follow through on a tart, medium-bodied palate with a strong sweet-tart character that...
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What kind of barley do Belgian breweries use?
29
JUL
2019

What kind of barley do Belgian breweries use?

There are two kinds of malting barley: six-rowed winter barley and two-rowed summer barley. In Belgium, summer barley is used almost exclusively, as its growing period is a hundred and fifty days...
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The great discovery of Lambic
16
JUL
2019

The great discovery of Lambic

Lambic is the very first style of beer, invented by human kind probably over 30,000 years ago. Lambic means that the beer is spontaneously fermented, which means that the brewer did not add any...
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Belgian Beer Corner: Augustijn
10
JUL
2019

Belgian Beer Corner: Augustijn

Augustijn is a 'living' abbey beer with 8 % alcohol by volume that had been brewed by the Augustinian fathers of Ghent since 1295. In 1982, the recipe and distribution of the beer was taken over...
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How to enjoy Beer ?
02
JUL
2019

How to enjoy Beer ?

To fully appreciate beer, you need to put all of your senses to work: your eyes to see the color of the beer; your nose to smell the beer; your tongue to taste the beer and for mouthfeel; your...
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Yeast's effect on beer
28
JUN
2019

Yeast's effect on beer

Yeast's effect on beer is quite profound. Every molecule of water in beer (about 95 percent of its composition) passes through a yeast cell during fermentation. In some cases, and in certain...
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