An overview of the guest blogs I have written for the Tasty Tales website, your insider guide to discovering the best breweries, wineries and distilleries in The Netherlands, Belgium and beyond.
Europe's best kept secret, the Warsaw Beer Festival is every beer lover's dream. The city is pretty amazing, too!
Budapest is both a vibrant craft beer hub and a wonderfully romantic city. It organizes one of the best beer festivals in Europe: the Budapest Beer Week.
Help Vet & Lazy build a taproom with the best view in Rotterdam!
Art meets craft beer: a unique project featuring renowned brewers who have had a significant impact on the (craft) beer world.
A unique visit to the Zundert Trappist brewery and monastery, where the wonderful Zundert 8 and 10 Trappist beers are made.
An interview with Erik Terlouw at Krimpen aan den IJssel's first brewery, Brouwerij IJssel
My favorite craft beer places and the best beer bars in Rotterdam
Brouwerij Noordt recently launched the second LagerLab series based on four American pre-prohibition beer styles.
Bars closed, but still thirsty? Here is where you can find your favorite beers during the Corona crisis.
Whether you are a Dutch beer enthusiast or a beer lover visiting The Netherlands, Tim Skelton’s beer guide to Dutch breweries and bars is all you need to find your way in the Dutch beer landscape.
One of my very first blog articles when I started writing about beer in April 2017 was about the local breweries in my hometown of Rotterdam. That was two years ago. In the rapidly evolving craft beer world that is like an eon! Time for an update on the Rotterdam brewing scene!
Beer café Delfts Brouwhuis and brewery Delftse Brouwers have teamed up to bring craft brewing back to the historic center of Delft.
A craft beer guide to Tallinn's breweries, craft beer bars and bottle shops
On my recent visit to Texas I did my best to maximize my craft beer experience and managed to visit 10 breweries and 11 craft beer bars, enough to give you a few awesome tips in case you make it to Dallas, Fort Worth or Austin!
The last and final part of the beer sommelier course! With a group of enthusiastic fellow beer students from all parts of Holland I spent an exciting two days in Austria learning more about German and Austrian beer styles, barrel aging, glassware and beer and food pairing. An experience to never forget. Here are a few highlights from that inspirational...
Last month I got one of the best Christmas presents ever: I went for a weekend trip to Belgium to visit the Alvinne brewery and watch them brew. It was a special invitation for members of the Alvinne Fellowship. Here is the story of the Fellowship, their excellent beers and why this brewery has become one of my favorites.
Review of Nevel's winter festive beer editions Sintel and Jubel
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.
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.
An overview of the French craft beers I've tried this year.
Do you know how many brewers there are in Rotterdam? Until recently I thought I knew. At least six. Most people I asked can name three or four. Then I did a little research. I counted fifteen! Here is an overview of craft breweries in Rotterdam.
If you live in Rotterdam or occasionally visit, you most likely will know the glass dome of Tropicana on the Maasboulevard. Formerly a tropical swimming pool, it has stood abandoned for many years. What you may not know is that it is back in use since 2016 and is thriving as a circular economy experiment called BlueCity. There are over...
Rotterdam has become a trendy city for a number of reasons, not least of all because of the fun and diverse range of craft beer bars that are popping up all over town. Here is my personal top 10 of really awesome bars for the full Rotterdam beer experience.