What I also love are thematic food products. Not the pasted on lolly's, but the Hartenkoeken from the Efteling, the Laafse Lurk, Lebber and Limoen, The Harry Potter candy that was very popular in the nillies and the Discworld ales that were available until two years ago.
One of the things that can be a part of being an international biersommelier is being asked to be a judge in a beer competition. I was asked to judge in the Dutch Beer Challenge of 2020 and of course I said yes!
We managed to get our hands on some beers brewed in America! And that's something, because they aren't easy to get around here.
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.
I have a library full of games. At its height it contained almost 500 different ones, these days I brought it back to 225 games. This time it's time for another print and play game: Six sided Stout
In 2017 I finished StiBON level 1 and I put it to the test immediately. I decided to make a New Year's beer-food-pairing dinner of three courses for eleven diners
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.