Slight volume growth for AB InBev

February 27, 2015

AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, sold 458 million hectolitres of beer worldwide in 2014, just 0.2% more than in 2013, the company announced. For its more famous brands, such as Stella Artois and Budweiser, growth was 2.2%. However the overall figure includes a drop of 6% in sales within Europe, continuing a trend of […]

Sergio Herman Announced as 2015 Beer and Gastronomy Ambassador

February 23, 2015

Today celebrated chef Sergio Herman of The Jane restaurant in Antwerp was announced as the 2015 Beer and Gastronomy Ambassador, taking over the mantle from TV chef Jeroen Meus. The title is handed out annually by the Beer Society of the Low Countries and aims to promote the combination of beer and gastronomy. “In recent […]

Tradition Unreconstructed

February 17, 2015

The story of how Sint Bernardus emerged from France, cheese and Westvleteren. By Alan Hope Belgian brewers make a big deal out of history and tradition. But it wasn’t always that way. “I’m reconstructing our history, because I came here ten years ago and they hadn’t kept anything.” says Marco Passarella, sales and marketing manager […]

Beer and Loathing in .. Ghent

January 6, 2015

Food writer Emma Beddington is ashamed to admit she hasn’t drunk beer for decades and only likes “those pink cherryade ones”. Could the founder of Belgium’s Women and Beer movement convert her? She went to Ghent to find out.  I have a dirty little secret that should by rights disqualify me from appearing in these […]

Fancy a Belgian Brewery Tour?

April 29, 2013

With our list, you won’t need a group to go

By Melissa Maki

Beer tourism has become an important industry in Belgium, but not just because of the tasty brews. With beer being a source of national pride, you’ll find a…

De Landtsheer’s Good Fortune

April 18, 2013

The man who built Malheur and how he turned the tide

By Robyn Boyle

For someone who started out as a kid picking hops in the family fields, Emmanuel “Manu” De Landtsheer has done pretty well for himself. These days, sampling Cuban cigars and…