The Articles

  • ABBAYE DE ROCHEFORT : ASSURER L’AVENIR DU TRIO 6-8-10

    December 15, 2017

    Jean-Louis SPARMONT La Brasserie de l’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy est discrètement installée au milieu de prairies, à l’orée de la forêt qui cerne la petite ville de Rochefort, aux confins de la Famenne et de l’Ardenne belge. Souvent comparée à une « cathédrale de cuivre », sa salle de brassage est probablement la plus belle de tout […]

  • Does Westvleteren live up to the hype?

    December 8, 2017

      Recently Belgian Beer & Food posted a simple question on its Facebook page: what is your preferred Trappist beer. Unsurprisingly, a number of visitors nominated the Westvleteren XII, repeatedly voted best beer in the world by this or that awards jury. More surprisingly, the large majority opted for something else, with Orval taking the […]

  • ‘Small is Beautiful’

    November 28, 2017

    Brasserie de Blaugies is growing beyond the garage where it’s produced rustic ales for 30 years. But only a little, the family tells John Rega. Pierre-Alex Carlier and Marie-Noëlle Pourtois have the future of Brasserie de Blaugies staked out in their back yard. For three decades, the couple have produced some of Hainaut province’s most […]

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