The Articles

  • It Takes a Village

    November 14, 2017

    The brewing world is a small one — one or two degrees of separation, tops — but by my reckoning it feels smallest in the village of Mont, in the southeast Ardennes. Consider Belgium, which packs in a lot of brewers for its tiny size. In Mont we find that trait in microcosm. Despite a […]

  • Role-reversal

    November 6, 2017

    Ronald Mengerink’s vinous brews reflect their composite heritage. Alan Hope visits the Belgian town located within the Netherlands’ borders where they are produced. The Belgian town of Baarle-Hertog is not in Belgium. It’s in the Netherlands – a tiny fragmented enclave of Belgian territory inside the Dutch border. On the map, it looks like a […]

  • Recent history

    November 6, 2017

    Abbaye des Rocs’s distinctively spicy ales have played an important, albeit recent, role in Belgian beer history. John Rega finds his way there. Pulling into the driveway of Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs, in the hamlet of Montignies-sur-Roc, Hainaut province, seems more like turning down a picturesque country lane. A handsome farmhouse with wrought-iron wellhead sits on one side. […]

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