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Belgian Beer Festivals

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There's no doubt that beer festivals are mushrooming across Belgium. Just like music festivals, they seem to be sprouting up here, there and everywhere over recent years. Check any page of the calendar, and you can almost guarantee there'll be some kind of beer festival being held somewhere in...
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Belgian Beer Museums

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When it comes to getting a Belgian beer education, it's not just about packing in the brewery tours – there are many beer-orientated museums begging to be visited across Belgium. Each one showcases a different aspect of Belgian beer culture and each one takes its own unique approach. ...
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Beer Styles

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Belgium is without a doubt a beer country like no other. In more than 150 breweries, give or take a few, countless beers flow into barrels, bottles and cans. The choice of beers on offer is truly splendid, but what really makes the country unique are the many varieties...
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Beer in Belgium

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It is often said that beer is to Belgium what wine is to France. Today the number of Belgian breweries stands at around 100 and, according to The Economist, Belgium produces more than a 1,100 different beers, many still using recipes that date back many generations. Belgium’s history has...
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Beer Dictionary

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A Abbey Beer Fruity, strong Belgian ale that is modelled on the beers made by monks from Trappist abbeys, but brewed by secular brewers. ABV Alcohol By Volume. This is a standard measure of the amount of...
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Brewing Process

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Even without dumbing things down the basics of brewing are fairly easy. You take a quantity of some kind of starch, usually grain, mix it with water and if conditions are right it will ferment and form a primitive sort of beer, and that is all there is to...
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Patron Saints of Beer

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On the principle that it’s better to be safe than sorry, mankind has always looked to higher powers to safeguard his precious beers. In the West. Simply praying wasn't enough so that means there’s a whole bar full of Christian saints somewhere all of whom have been declared patrons...
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History of Beer

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Beer is one of mankind’s oldest beverages. When cereals were first grown for food, thousands of years ago, a fortunate by-product was discovered. When these tasty grains got wet, they would ferment. This process of fermentation had the ability to transform water into a very palatable drink and...
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