The Articles

Nanobrasserie L’Ermitage – Brussels’ urban art brewers

October 2, 2018

By Eoghan Walsh   Is there a better seal of approval for a newly opened Brussels brewery than for your taproom to become the post-work haunt for Jean Van Roy and Brasserie Cantillon? For Nanobrasserie L’Ermitage it helps that they are just around the corner, but it’s also a reflection of the reputation the brewery […]

Out of Control

September 13, 2018

Fermentations with indigenous yeast and bacteria are the focus of a new farmhouse brewery. Breandán Kearney visits Antidoot to explore its philosophical origins. Tom Jacobs erects a roof-like structure over the coolship of his newly installed brewery, a frame of untreated oak filled out by grape pruning from the 2017 crop of his vineyard. At […]

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 […]


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