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Swafff Festival gears up for second edition

May 10, 2018

The organizers of the Swafff beer festival are gearing up for their second edition, this time at a new larger location in Karreveld Castle, Molenbeek. Their aim, they say, is to gather some of the most innovative Belgian and European craft brewers in a chilled, festive and family friendly atmosphere  21 breweries will pour from […]

Black marks for black market

May 10, 2018

By Alan Hope Brewers are up in arms over a secondary market in their rare beers The monks of the St Sixtus abbey in Westvleteren in West Flanders are reported to have reached an agreement with a Dutch supermarket chain over the sale at inflated prices of the abbey’s world-famous Westvleteren XII beer. The dispute […]

Worth the wait

May 7, 2018

With so many new beers hitting the market, some breweries have condensed the process of developing and launching a beer into days. Others simply won’t be rushed, such as Omer Vander Ghinste whose latest beer, Lefort Tripel took five years to develop. The story starts with the launch of OMER, a blond and spicy heavy-hitter, […]


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