Some of my favorite styles of beers today are Belgian Sour beers, such as Flemish Red Ales, Lambics, and Gueuze.
While Brussels may have the bar with the largest selection of beers in the world, there is another bar located in nearby Antwerp that is, in fact, the Mecca for beer lovers everywhere. This bar is Antwerp’s famed Bierhuis Kulminator. While only boasting around 600 different beers at any given time, it is the quality [...]
During Erin’s first visit to the Netherlands, we hoped to be able to visit a couple of the famed Trappist breweries. On our way to spend a day in Antwerp and night in Brussels, we decided to make our first stop at the Westmalle Brewery in Belgium. Westmalle Trappist is brewed by the monks of the Abdik [...]
Throughout my stay in the Netherlands, I had the incredible opportunity to try a large number of European beers. Of all of these, one of my favorites has always been the Abbaye des Rocs Bruin from Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs. Abbaye des Rocs is a relatively new brewery, with roots going back only as [...]
Achel Brewery is the newest, and least known of the Trappist breweries in Belgium. Achel is brewed by the monks at the Sint Benedictus Abdij in Achel, Belgium, just over the border from the Netherlands. The monastary has a history at the site dating back to the 1600′s, and a beer brewing history back to [...]
One of the best parts of living close to Belgium was the vast multitude of opportunities to visit local breweries. Especially as so many of these are located within scenic environments, such as monestaries and castles. One such example is Kasteelbrowerij Ter Dolen in Helechteren. Ter Dolen Castle is a 16th century castle once inhabited [...]
How many choices of beer does your local pub have? Five? Ten? Are you lucky to have one of those specialty establishments with upwards of 100-200 types of beer? Try over 2000 beers on for size! Delirium Cafe in Brussels was inducted to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2004 for having 2004 different [...]
One question people often ask is, “what is the best beer you have ever tried?” For me, the answer is pretty easy. The best beer I have ever had is Trappist Westvleteren 8 from Sint-Sixtus Abdij in Westvleteren, Belgium. Most people actually tend to prefer the Trappist Westvleteren 12, which is usually even rated as the top [...]