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Mechelen, Belgium for café lovers! Discover café culture in Mechelen with our listings of some of the best cafés to visit, including some must see Mechelen 'brown' and specialist beer cafés. Most cafés in Mechelen have terraces outside them from Easter to early autumn so, weather permitting, you too can join in one of the most popular Mechelen pastimes, watching the world pass by, with your drink of choice of course..

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Craftsmanship and balance at brewery Van Steenberge

ERTVELDE - To track down a brewer within his own domain is a high-ranking form of sports, or that’s the impression I get. After a bit of practice I spot Jef Versele, CEO of the Van Steenberge brewery, well hidden amongst... [ more ]

Brussels Beer Challenge 2018 - The results!

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Best of Belgium Beer & Bites pops up at Brussels Airport

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Trappist beer meets whisky, Chimay Grande Réserve Fermentée en Barriques 2018

At the BeerLovers’ Café just behind Liège’s City Hall we get together to taste the limited edition Chimay Grande Réserve Fermentée en Barriques 2018, a Trappist beer aged in whisky barrels. T... [ more ]

Palm and Rodenbach - now under the banner of Swinkels Family Brewers

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As its name suggests, Timmermans Lambicus Blanche is a cross between a lambic and a white beer. This refreshingly sour thirst quencher is reminiscent of the traditional farm beers ... [ more ]

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