When I visited Brussels last year it wasn't specifically for the beery things. The main beery thing of the trip was a Gueuze brewery, namely Cantillon.
One part of being a biersommelier is knowing your classics. Therefore I want to present a beer to you once in a while. Today that's going to be Boltons Ur-Alt
It's autumn and I live in the Netherlands, which makes it impossible to ignore bock beers. Bock beers in the Netherlands are based on their German counterparts but is now a proper all Dutch beerstyle on its own.
Burton-on-Trent is historically speaking a very important beer city and it is mainly known for this extensive brewing history, with its height around the 18th and 19th centuries.
I want to participate in the Dutch championships in 2020. Not to win - not saying that wouldn't be nice - but mainly to participate in the first three rounds, test myself on my knowledge and tasting abilities ánd as a bonus...
In June 2018 the Guild for Dutch Biersommeliers organised the first Dutch Championships for Biersommelier. The Champions were partly meant to figure out which three contestants would participate in the World Championships on behalf of the Netherlands.
Back to 2015. I just visited Hertog Jan, I tried a different beer every time I went to a pub, I used Untappd for over two years by then, and I hadn't begun StiBON yet. Somehow Beer in a Box came to my attention
I probably mentioned it somewhere already, I plan to participate in the Dutch biersommelier championships in 2020. Not particularly to win, although that would be nice, but mostly to be there (or be a rectangular thing).
Those who know me, know I love De Efteling, a fairy tale theme park nearby.