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
As of last week we are with almost 250 certified biersommeliers in the Netherlands. A week ago Tastewise and I guided a group of biersommeliers through beery Eindhoven.
This post is way overdue, but Eindhoven is my home town, and certainly needs to be here. Besides, Eindhoven has such an interesting beer history!
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.
Malt. Since you are reading this blog, you probably know something about beer and its present-day main ingredients: water, yeast, hops and malt, But what's malt?
Starkbierfest. Aventinusfest. Madnessfest! Madness? Almost suicidally so, I'd say, a fest where the main beverage is a glass of beer with almost 7! units of alcohol.
The interesting part about Schneider is that they hold their fans in special regard. They even have fanclubs all over the world which they support and every year there's a fanclubtreffen. This year the treffen was in Eindhoven.
Those who know me, know I love De Efteling, a fairy tale theme park nearby.
Bamberg, the city of rauchbier. But more importantly, the city with probably the biggest specialty malts house over the world. I will come back to malt houses later.