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Something's brewing at Brasserie des Carrières

14
FEB
2017
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ERIK
VERDONCK
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BASECLES - You may not have heard of this little village, halfway between Tournai and Mons. Its former quarries are now filled with water where the black marble that adorns Cologne Cathedral was once hewn; all traces of quarrying have vanished. Visit the Musée de la Pierre et du Marbre on the market square to gain an insight into this once-flourishing industry. If you visit this small village on the the first Sunday in September you will find that this usually quiet place is buzzing and bubbling; this is thanks to the local microbrewery, Brasserie des Carrières. The name of this brewery – Carrière, is French for quarry – and is already set in stone. It was set up by best mates Julien Slabbinck and François Amorison, who are brewing at a site located between two former quarries...

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Brouwerij Huyghe, the Pink Elephant marches on

7
FEB
2017
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ERIK
VERDONCK
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MELLE - Alain De Laet, CEO and owner of Brouwerij Huyghe, is a firm believer in the power of the Belgian beer brand around the world. The success of the brewery speaks for itself, with Huyghe beers now for sale in 93 countries. And Belgian beer culture itself was recently recognised as an item of intangible world heritage by UNESCO, which is a great support to the cause. It seems that consumers around the globe are thirsty for something other than pils these days and the demand for specialty beers is going through the roof. People want to discover, experience, and explore new and different beer tastes and are willing to pay a bit more to get them. This trend also explains the rise of microbreweries, particularly in the USA but in many other countries as well...

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