Tripel Whammy

Tripel Whammy

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Mar 15, 2017
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We need to talk about beer styles. Or specifically, one in particular. I’ve been lucky enough to notch up pretty much all of the world’s great beer styles over time – and some of those that are best forgotten. This is all part and parcel of living amidst the modern wonders of craft beer. You […]

Faro – Neither Fish nor Foul
3 Fonteinen – “Everything I hear is barrels and bubbles”

3 Fonteinen – “Everything I hear is barrels and bubbles”

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Oct 8, 2015
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Armand Debelder stands outside his brewery in the small town of Beersel, holding his hand about waist-high from the ground. He’s describing his early years, growing up around the family business that was established by his father Gaston in 1953. Since he was up to his father’s waist, Armand’s life has revolved around the brewing, […]

Flower Power

Flower Power

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Sep 22, 2015
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Hipsters and craft beer – they go together like…artisan peanut butter and jelly made from a fruit you’ve never heard of. That modern conjoining of the pejorative group du jour and the ultimate in beery buzzwords. All you have to do is Google Image search the first four words of this paragraph and you’ll be […]

FABPOW! – Boon Geuze / Cadbury Creme Egg

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Apr 4, 2012
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The other day, whilst idly mopping up the remnants of another of Cadbury’s seasonal snacks, I began to wonder about potential beer pairings involving Creme Eggs. As pretty much any foodstuff can be complemented with a malt-forward beverage, why not the pinnacle of Easter treats? Searching around for the ideal companion to what Wikipedia calls […]

Alcohol free Hoegaarden?

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Apr 27, 2011
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Brewing behemoth AB-InBev have been in the news a fair bit recently – probably understandable given they control 25% of the world’s beer (in terms of market share). At the end of last month they purchased Goose Island for a shade under $39m, dipping a gold-encrusted toe in the formerly unsullied craft beer waters. At […]

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