Belgium reveals beers of all types, tastes and levels of alcohol.
BRUSSELS-Wine lovers tour Italy. Whisky connoisseurs tour Scotland. Beer lovers visit Belgium.
On my five-day beer pilgrimage to Belgium, I tasted or drank more than 107 beers, visited six towns/cities and at least 11 breweries, and lost count of the number of brewers I met.
With the relatively recent popular craft beer explosion in North America, it was a treat to visit a country where the beer roots run so deep and be part of the 2015 European Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference.
The conference was sponsored by the non-profit Belgian Family of Brewers. It’s made up of 22 family breweries, which have been brewing beer in Belgium for at least 50 years. They represent 15 per cent of the total annual beer volume produced in Belgium. Only 185 beers carry the Belgian Family Brewers label.
This trip broadened my beer palate.
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