Belgians, in the realm of beer at least, are slow to give up their traditions. As late as the 1960s, they were still resisting the charms of industrial lager, and when you pore through the gem case that contains Belgian ale styles, you still find many ancient treasures. And until fairly late in the 20th... View Article
Classic Beer March 1, 2017 - Jeff Alworth
The Beer Bible Blog - Web Only December 19, 2016 - Jeff Alworth
In the forthcoming issue of All About Beer Magazine, I discuss Brouwerij Westmalle’s Tripel, one of the most important beers in the Belgian canon, in my Classic Beer column. Until that beer came along in the 1930s, amber and brown beers were the overwhelming norm in Belgian brewing. (There was another early blond, Witkap Pater,... View Article
What's Brewing June 14, 2011 - Tom Acitelli
Bierkraft in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn is the sort of place most beer lovers would step over their mothers to spend time—and money—in regularly.
Brewing Features - Full Pints November 19, 2010 - Roger Protz
It’s every beer lover’s dream, to jump in the Time Machine, spin the dials and travel back to discover what iconic brews were really like centuries ago: the IPAs of Victorian England, the porters and stouts of 18th-century London, and, when the church once held sway, the robust ales made by monks.
Full Pints - Learn Beer - Styles - Styles Features Belgium's Trappist Brewing Abbeys May 1, 2004 - Charles D. Cook
Beer, brewed by monks? The very concept might shock some people, especially in our alcohol-phobic society. But northern Europe has a long history of monastic brewing, stretching back as early as the seventh century AD.