Female Vision

March 9, 2016

By Karen McHugh Belgian Beer & Food takes a trip down to Le Roeulx to speak with Dominique Friart, co-owner of the famous St-Feuillien brewery.

A Matter Of Test

January 11, 2016

By Alan Hope According to beer writer and sommelier Sofie Vanrafelghem, in her book Bier: Vrouwen weten waarom, there are a number of factors at play in discouraging women from drinking beer, most of them to do with social conditioning.  

Bourgogne des Flandres is brewed again in Bruges after almost 60 years

November 17, 2015

Bruges local, Thomas Vandelanotte, has brewed Bourgogne des Flandres again in Bruges after almost 60 years, for the John Martin brewery. This young master brewer has been preparing for this important task over the past few years with intensive training at Brewery Timmermans. Bourgogne des Flandres is a very special beer in the Belgian beer […]

Production starts at new Van Honsebrouck brewery

July 12, 2015

Van Honsebrouck, the West Flanders brewer of Kasteel and St Louis beers among others, has started operations in its new brewery in Izegem, which is still under construction. Van Honsebrouck is spending €40 million on the new brewery, which is unusual in being one of the few times ever in Flemish brewing that a brewer […]

No guards outside Delirium Cafe

February 27, 2015

The Delirium Café in central Brussels has been refused permission to introduce security personnel in the Getrouwheidsgang/Impasse de la Fidelité, the alleyway where the doors to parts of the café are situated. Brussels city council said the alley also is home to the statue of Jeanneke Pis – the female equivalent to Mannekin Pis – […]

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 […]