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.  

Alvinne Festival lines up cutting-edge breweries

February 27, 2015

Beer lovers from all over will converge on the small West Flanders town of Vichte on 6 and 7 March for the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (ACBF), named after the brewery in nearby Moen. The festival will be attended by 15 of the most innovative and interesting micro-breweries from seven countries, five of whom made […]

Maille comes to Brussels

November 21, 2014

Maille mustard makers, previously only available in exclusive boutiques in Dijon, Paris and London, has taken up residence in Brussels, in gourmet supermarket Rob. The range of goods on sale will be restricted, and will include fresh truffle mustard from the pump, in the style, one imagines, of draught beer. In fact, Maille products made […]

Brewer donates quarter of a million to eye hospital

November 18, 2014

Retired brewer Luc Van Honsebrouck has donated €250,000 to a project to build an eye clinic in Kolwezi in Congo, due to open in 2016 at an estimated total cost of half a million euros. The donation is being made through the charity Licht voor de Wereld (Light of the World) which already runs eye […]

Straffe Hendrik art competition winners

November 14, 2014

The Halve Maan brewery in Bruges has announced the winners of this year’s Straffe Hendrik art competition, named for one of the brewery’s award-winning beers. The competition for promotional designs is open to young people from across the world, and this year attracted 112 entries from 11 countries. A short list of 15 finalists was […]

Men’s Journal includes Belgian brews among world Top 100

November 14, 2014

The magazine Men’s Journal has listed 12 Belgian beers among its “The 100 Best Beers in the World”. The beers – predominantly American as might be expected – are listed in no particular order. The selection is, for connoisseurs of Belgian beer, uncontroversial, tending to stick to the tried and tested (and the Trappist), with […]

Heineken plans to take Affligem global

November 14, 2014

Dutch brewer Heineken has plans to go global. No, not with their familiar green can that may never be spoken of in Belgium, with Belgium’s own Affligem, which has been owned by Alken-Maes and via them by Heineken since 2010. “Heineken is and will always be the priority, but going forward our global offering will […]

The Poperinge Discovery Box

April 17, 2014

The Poperinge Discovery Box To mark the second issue of Belgian Beer and Food magazine, we’ve teamed up with Belgian Beer Discovery to offer a Poperinge Discovery Box. This special edition pack features a selection of six delicious delicately-hopped beers from Belgium’s hop growing heartland, as well as one copy of Belgian Beer and Food […]