February 28th, 2013

Brussels Beer Weekend, Sept. 2012

BelgBeerFest Every year for the last 14 years the Grand Place at the centre of Brussels has hosted the Brussels Beer Weekend, the biggest celebration of Belgian beer anywhere in the country, and I’ll bet in the world. 51 breweries showed up for edition #14, presenting more than 350 different Belgian beers from Lambic, Stout, Trappist, Wit and Oud Brune to Golden, Saison, IPA, Abbey and beyond, they are all here! Read the rest...

Chinese Brews and Belgian Beer Bars in Beijing

beerwall China actually has a long and storied history when it comes to beer or ‘pijiu’, as it’s pronounced in Mandarin. Archaeological findings have shown beer type alcoholic drinks being made as far back as 7000 BC in some Chinese villages. Methods and processes would have been similar to Egypt and Mesopotamia, and these brews were important in ancestral worship and other cultural rituals of the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties. Read the rest...

Fezz Visits His Favourite Beer Bars in Brussels

There are many excellent beer cafes in Brussels and some of my favourites within walking distance of the Grand Place, in the heart of Brussels. Start at Blanche ou Tonneau au Brasseur at rue de Brasseurs et rue des Chapeliers, one block off of the Grand Place. Read the rest...