Belgian Beer Blog & News

Brewers around Bruges create a beer discover box

A beer discover box, with beers from around Bruges. These are very difficult times for bars and restaurants, as well as for small-scale craft brewers. 6 local breweries around Bruges are now working together and have created a beer Discover Box. The brewers initiative goes by fitting name “Brewers around Bruges“. In the beer DiscoverRead more ⟶

Brewery Huyghe (Delirium) uses rainwater to brew beer

The Huyghe brewery, most well-known for it’s flagship beer Delirium, is now using rainwater as one of the ingredients to brew it’s beers. The rainwater is collected and purified before being used in the beers During the COVID-19 lockdown, the brewer has seen a reduced demand but that didn’t stop them from investing in theRead more ⟶

The Pink Elephant beer: Delirium Tremens

What is that beer with the pink elephant on it? Maybe you’ve seen the beer glass with the pink elephant? The pink elephant belongs to the Delirium and is one of the most recognisable beer brands within Belgium. There’s a wide different varieties that are using the pink elephant on the beer bottles, such asRead more ⟶

The difference between Belgium and UK drinking cultures

Let’s face it, both the British and the Belgians love a good beer, after a hard day at work, together with dinner, during the weekend,… a lot of opportunities for a beer. However, there are some substantial differences between the drinking culture of the two countries. When do British and Belgians drink? An interesting observationRead more ⟶

What is the percentage alcohol of the Belgian Kwak beer?

“Be careful, Kwak is a 8.4 percent strong Belgian blonde” Kwak (or Pauwel Kwak), the Belgian beer that is served in a very peculiar glass and even comes with a wooden stand is a strong Belgian Blonde beer. It is one of the strangest looking glasses within the Belgian beer scene, however, the beer doesn’tRead more ⟶

Why is Kwak beer served in this unique glass?

You might have noticed, if you order a kwak beer this is hopefully served in the traditional Kwak glass and stand. In Belgium, pretty much every single beer has it’s own unique glass, going from the lager which are simply branded glasses all the way down to the Trappist beers which have completely unique glasses.Read more ⟶

All Belgian Trappist Breweries on the map 2020

If you’re planning a trip to Belgium, you should definitely try to visit some of the famous Belgian Trappist Breweries, you can see all of them on the map below. Please do check with each of the breweries beforehand as not all of them might be doing brewery tours. There are currently 6 Belgian TrappistRead more ⟶

5 things people in the UK don’t know about Stella Artois

In the UK, Stella might be known as the “wife beater” beer, in Belgium the beer is perceived quite differently. Have you noticed that the Stella bottle includes the year 1366? Here’s 5 things you might not yet know about Stella. The oldest logo in the world Stella Artois was founded in 1717 when SebastianRead more ⟶

Next generation of Belgian Beer labels by Ján Bača

“Self-initiated project, redesign of my favourite Belgian beers labels.” It’s no secret, some of the Belgian Beers labels might seem a little bit outdated. With traditional beers, the traditional (and maybe even outdated) label seems like a right fit, but does it have to be that way? Ján Bača, a Slovak born graphic designer and illustratorRead more ⟶

Duvel Hazy IPA, a collaboration with ‘t IJ Brewery

The Belgian brewery Duvel Moortgat and Dutch neighbours brewery ‘t IJ are joining forces and are brewing a new Hazy IPA, called the “t IJ van de Duvel” (The Devil’s Egg). The new Blonde beer, has an alcohol percentage of 6.66%, the number of the beast, the number of Duvel (devil). When Duvel Moortgat andRead more ⟶