This article is a celebration of the wild ale Celebration and a take on my impressions of Carnivale Brettanomyces in Amsterdam. If you are genuinely curious about beer – and these styles in particular – I can highly recommend Carnivale and hopefully this article will entice you to attend and create your own experience!
Sometimes, if you’ve been walking around a Christmas market all day or you’re just plain cold, you may need a little something extra to warm you up. How about a hot drink! Here are a few ideas to make two of my favorite winter warmers.
Recently I had the opportunity to tour the Hertog Jan brewery and taste different vintages of their Grand Prestige, including the new barrel aged version. Here is a short recap of that wonderful day with a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery.
Have you ever noticed on beer menus that beers are sometimes listed under the beer style Saison/Farmhouse Ale, as if this was one and the same thing? True, beer styles generally are a bit fluid, rolling with the punches of modern beer tastes and brewers’ freewheeling notions. But piling it all together seems a bit lazy, not to mention confusing...
The adventure continues! In March I started Stibon level 2 in Amsterdam. Here is a short account of our brewing experience at Brouwerij Klein Duimpje.
Craft beer – meaning trendy and bold flavored ale – is on the rise. Sales are up and microbreweries are thriving. Does this mean the end of lager? For those of us who still like easy going beers, you can rest assured. The craft beer revolution isn’t only about overhopped IPAs and experimental stouts. Craft brewers are now jumping into...
Stout is just one of those delights in life that never tires. But do you know all there is to know about stout? Here are 5 fun facts about this tasty dark beer.
Tis the bock season! You probably have a few in the fridge right now. So while you are sipping one, here are five fun facts about bock beer.
The haze craze has hit Holland. If you are a beer fan, it can't have gone unnoticed: the New England IPA. It's popping up in bars everywhere. But isn't IPA already a beer style?
I never thought I would say this. I recently discovered sour beer and I love it! You are now probably making the same yucky face as I did when I had my first taste of sour beer a year ago. Sour beer, really? Like all good things in life (coffee, smelly cheese, sauerkraut) I believe it’s a question of opening...