So, we went to München for the World Cup Beer Sommeliers 2022 with a Dutch team of five excellent beer sommeliers!
Category: Beer Education
Dutch Cup of Beer Sommeliers 2022
Last Monday it finally happened! Together with 18 colleagues I participated in the Dutch Cup of Beer Sommeliers!
Historical brewing and the preHistorisch Dorp; part 2
In July 2021 Monique, Frank and I experimented with medieval brewery in our beloved museum preHistorisch Dorp Eindhoven. The goal was not to brew a drinkable beer (although that would have been nice) but to show people how brewing could have been done back then. Based on our earlier research we decided to use hot stones this time.
Historical brewing and the preHistorisch Dorp; part 1
As some of you might know I am a volunteer at the local history museum. preHistorisch Dorp Eindhoven once started as an archeological experiment, building a house based on archeological research in a probable historical way.
Glass culture; what’s in a name?
Drinkware is so important for the beer experience it has a whole culture in itself.
The Pink Boots Society
You cannot have missed it! There’s a new gang in town! Since february 15. there’s an official Benelux chapter of the Pink Boots Society.
As I visited Burton last year with the new students, I visited Dortmund in 2018 with my own study group. Our assignment was to brew a Dortmunder Export, but none of us ever drank a Dortmunder Export before.
If you think being a biersommelier is all about trying the newest and best beers and drinking all kind of nice stuff, think again … Training for becoming a biersommelier puts beer and flavours in a whole new perspective, and unfortunately not all is well in paradise.
World championships Rimini 2019
I told you about the Dutch championships, well, a week ago I was at the world championships Biersommelier! Dennis Kort, Pepijn van der Waa and Hubert Hecker were the Dutch delegation and Maurus, Uwe, Frans and I joined them as their cheerleaders.
StiBON: Level 2
As soon as I heard that I passed the level 1 exams I signed up for level 2. Level 2 consists of 12 (actually 13) detailed lessons about everything you can imagine beer related, but like every course in the end you have just scratched the surface.