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Hop shoots from Poperinge, a veritable delicacy
PROVEN/POPERINGE - Today I am visiting ‘t Hoppecruyt in the village of Proven near Poperinge. The majority of Belgian hops are produced in this region, the so-called Westhoek, known internationally as ... [ read more ]
An expert view: Chris Vandewalle, beer historian
LO-RENINGE - “Look at this!” Chris digs out an old, small leather suitcase that contains an original, hand-written brewer’s handbook dating back to 1856. “I can read it perfectly well and I know exacl ... [ read more ]
Poperinge and the Westhoek, endlessly tasty
POPERINGE - The hop fields stretch far beyond the horizon. The crop remain the trade mark of the Westhoek area of West Flanders. Hop farming began in the Hops Museum ... [ read more ]
Are the brews of Westvleteren really worth the cash?
OSTEND - During a heated discussion among some hardcore Belgian beer aficionados the question of Westvleteren arose. Is it really worth the price resellers charge for it? This debate was fueled by t ... [ read more ]

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Anthony Martin, a Belgian brewer with British roots

GENVAL - It’s 1909 when John Martin, a Brit, makes his home in Antwerp, earning his living by provisioning sailing vessels. Before long John’s deliveries are heading onto the ships of the Red Star Line, ... [ more ]

Brussels Beer Challenge 2017, the results are in!

NAMUR - At the 6th edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge, hosted this year by the city of Namur, Belgium once again lived up to its cast-iron reputation as one of the most important beer countries in the world. ... [ more ]

Hop picking time at Palm Belgian Craft Brewers!

STEENHUFFEL - The annual hop harvest at Palm Belgian Craft Brewers is truly a festival of and for the people. We survey the busy crowds on the last Sunday in August in the hop field in the shadow of the ... [ more ]

Lindemix... the art of blending Lambic by Lindemans

VLEZENBEEK/DILBEEK - It is often said that lambics are only for those with an experienced palate. At Brouwerij Lindemans, one of Belgium’s favourite brewers of this traditional style, they beg to differ. ... [ more ]

Omer Vander Ghinste celebrates 125 years of brewing craftsmanship

KORTRIJK/BELLEGEM - It was in 1892 that Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste opened for business in Bellegem, a village near Kortrijk in West Flanders, close to the French border. Since then, countless... [ more ]

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Pax Pils is a traditional pils that is popular in its local area. This beer was introduced in 1937, just a few years after the inauguration of the new Cornelissen brewhall. A b... [ more ]

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