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Good Malt - Good Beer? Why malt?
19
APR
2019

Good Malt - Good Beer? Why malt?

Barley is difficult to process into wort. It does not mill easily, it lacks appropriate levels of enzymes for starch and protein conversion, and the starch is not easily accessible. And it lacks...
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The Tasting: ABBAYE DES ROCS
16
APR
2019

The Tasting: ABBAYE DES ROCS

Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as...
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Good Malt - Good Beer? What is malt?
11
APR
2019

Good Malt - Good Beer? What is malt?

Good beer is characterized by a few quality traits, which are easy to agree upon. They are:  (i) flavour (combination of taste, aroma and mouthfeel);  (ii) appearance (colour, clarity,...
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The Tasting: GULDEN DRAAK
08
APR
2019

The Tasting: GULDEN DRAAK

Gulden Draak is a dark heavy beer with 10.5% alcohol by volume. Gulden Draak, just like Augustijn, is a beer that undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle or in the keg.  Gulden Draak is...
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The chemistry of brewing
04
APR
2019

The chemistry of brewing

The chemical reactions in the different phases of the brewing process are very complex, with interactions between very many and various components, which also differ according to the style of beer...
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Belgian Beer Corner Kriek 100% Lambic
03
APR
2019

Belgian Beer Corner Kriek 100% Lambic

Some pubs nowadays offer 200 or even 300 beers to their customers. It hasn't always been like this. Many years ago, only the local products were sold. In order to make the list a little bit...
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THE BREWING PROCESS
28
MAR
2019

THE BREWING PROCESS

1. Milling and brewing Malt is carefully stored in big silos. From there it is milled and mixed with water in the mash tun. The heating process is realised very carefully in order to get as...
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Do YOu Know... 012
26
MAR
2019

Do YOu Know... 012

For a long time, man has brewed beer without the aid of the most basic equipment. Thus we had to wait until 1760 before our breweries were equipped with the first thermometer. The densimeter made...
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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 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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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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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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