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Malt: The soul of beer
02
OCT
2018

Malt: The soul of beer

Brewers call malt "the soul of beer" but they might also add that malt contributes mightily to the different personalities we expect from beer. Of all the barley grown, only one-quarter or less is...
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Belgian beer is valued by connoisseurs around the world
02
OCT
2018

Belgian beer is valued by connoisseurs around the world

Belgian beer is valued by connoisseurs around the world. It is subject to strict legislation, which surprises nobody. Nevertheless, even though it might seem contradictory, it is only since 1974...
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Louis Pasteur’s discovery
25
SEP
2018

Louis Pasteur’s discovery

The French Revolution (1792-1794) heralded the end of the wealthy brewers guilds and brewing activities in monasteries. The economic chaos, was ended by Napoleon. Then local breweries resumed...
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Fermentation is the heart of the brewing process
31
JUL
2018

Fermentation is the heart of the brewing process

Fermentation is the heart of the brewing process. Wort, the malt infusion, is brought together with yeast cells that break down the sugars in the wort. This produces carbon dioxide, ethanol and a...
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Belgian brewing traditions are older than the boundary
26
JUL
2018

Belgian brewing traditions are older than the boundary

How beers came to be so popular in Belgium is a story of war, climate, religion, temperance movements, and cafe society. The area we know as Belgium was for centuries the "doormat of Europe."...
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Scientific analysis of a historic brewing process
09
MAY
2018

Scientific analysis of a historic brewing process

Scientific analysis of a historic brewing process (dating from 1750)    A variety of historic publications tell us that our ancestors were serious beer-drinkers: per capita beer...
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