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Lindemans

Lindemans

Naturally brewing in Belgium for almost 200 years By Matt Brasch Lindemans Brewery is most well-known in the United States for its lambic beers, such as Framboise, Pêche and Kriek. While these fruit infused lambics are indeed a treat to ...

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Brouwerij Bosteels

Brouwerij Bosteels

Brewing history into its beer. Older than the Kingdom of Belgium itself, seven generations of Bosteels have brewed at “Family Brewery Bosteels” since 1791. Most well-known for its Tripel Karmeliet—a mainstay on the extensive Monk’s Café beer bible—Bosteels is located ...

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge

Brouwerij Van Steenberge

A tradition of independence and quality. By Matt Brasch, The Brewholder Brouwerij Van Steenberge, located in Ertvelde, Belgium in the province of East Flanders, is more commonly recognized in the U.S. by its famous high volume beers, Piraat and Gulden ...

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De Halve Maan

De Halve Maan

tradition, family & quality brewing in Bruges By: Matt Brasch De Halve Maan (“The Half Moon”) Brewery of Bruges, Belgium, traces its history through six generations of brewers. Since 1856, De Halve Maan has had one goal: to offer superior ...

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Brouwerij Het Anker, A truly “old” brewing tradition.

Brouwerij Het Anker, A truly “old” brewing tradition.

By: Matt Brasch When Americans talk about things that are “old,” we are generally limited to buildings and organizations that are 300 to 400 years old. When we talk about “old breweries,” sadly, we can only talk about breweries that ...

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Brouwerij De Koninck

Brouwerij De Koninck

A model for “drinking local.” by Matt Brasch The battle cry of the U.S. craft beer revolution is “drink local,” which stands for the concept of drinking fresh, well-crafted beer made in your town. While this is not a new ...

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Brasserie Dupont

Brasserie Dupont

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of saison-style beers available in the U.S. While our American craft brewers do a fantastic job with their takes on the style, it is generally accepted that the Belgian saison to which all ...

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St. Bernardus

St. Bernardus

During the Christmas season, you may have seen St. Bernardus Christmas Ale being offered on your local beer list. While you may have realized that it is a traditional Belgian brew, you may not have known that it shares the ...

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150 Year of Brewing Excellence

150 Year of Brewing Excellence

Trappist brewing classic Chimay adds another milestone to their legacy. Chances are, at some point along your journey of discovering craft beer you had a Chimay. For many, this was one of the first craft beers that opened the gateway ...

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