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Meticulous Experimentation

May 27, 2018

The first batch went down the drain. “It was god awful. I never understood what happened to the beer, it had the most weird off-flavour,” says Bokkereyder’s Raf Souvereyns. That was in 2013. Acquiring a wine barrel from the winery he worked at and filling it with Girardin wort, the final piece of this glorious […]

Getting better with age

May 21, 2018

By John Rega  De Dolle Brouwers’ historic mistake, the madness of ageing its beer in wine barrels, has evolved its own method. John Rega pops the rusty caps on some vintage bottles. Kris Herteleer needs almost no prompting to lead visitors into the cellar of his 19th-century brewhouse at De Dolle Brouwers. As soon as […]

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 […]

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