Dinner with Strangers

September 16, 2013

Breaking bread with strangers often leads to incredible experiences. The act of sharing a meal taps into a fundamental need and the act of generosity opens our hearts for new adventures. A meal shared has the magic to turn strangers into friends. BookALokal seems to be on the lips of every friend of mine here […]

Seefbier Launched in the US

June 13, 2013

Seefbier hailing from Antwerp, has just been launched in the US during a trade delegation led by Belgium’s Prince Phillip. The beer, which has been brewed for over a year, is a homage to the once popular style of Seef, hailing from Seefhoek in Antwerp. Brewer Jan Van Dyck found the recipe brought it back […]

Another Success for de Dag van de Kriek

June 11, 2013

The fifth edition of “de Dag van de Kriek,” (The Day of Kriek) turned out to be a great success with some men and a conspicuously high number of women in attendance. In the picturesque square of Eizeringen people came to taste more than twenty different traditional Kriek’s. Naturally most of the beer on offer […]

Bruges Beer Museum coming in 2014

May 9, 2013

Young entrepreneurs Thibault Bekaert and Emmanuel Maertens (pictured) plan to open their new beer museum on the top floor of the historic post office on Bruges’ main square. The museum will focus on the history of brewing in Bruges, a town with a long brewing tradition. “We believe the museum will appeal to Belgians as […]

Open door days at Brewery Orval

May 8, 2013

True to annual tradition, Brewery Orval will swing its doors open to the public on Friday, 20, and Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 8.30 to 16.00. Registration is now open on www.orval.be.

Quality Control

April 30, 2013

Bavik Brewery is not shy about pushing a good product

By Robyn Boyle

Imagine you’re in line to eventually take over at your great-great-grandfather’s brewery from 1894. You’re young; you’ve finished your studies, so naturally you set off to work for… Heineken. Wait, what? It may sound like an impossibly surreal Belgian tale but…

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…

Boon opens new lambic brewery

April 23, 2013

Brewers Frank and Jos Boon officially opened their brand new brewery on the site of the existing Brewery Boon last week in the presence of European President Herman Van Rompuy. With the new installations, the brewery’s capacity is now 2.5 times greater. The new brewery in Lembeek includes a completely new building, brewery, mill and […]

Brewery Timmermans launches Oude Geuze

April 22, 2013

Brewery Timmermans in Itterbeek used the occasion of Tour de Geuze (April 21) to launch a new product. Timmermans Oude Geuze was created with the help of  master brewer Willem van Herreweghen. “Timmermans used to produce a lot of ??Oude Geuze,” van Herreweghen said. The name ‘Oude Geuze’ is legally protected and may only be […]