Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen – Best Festival (ever)?

Once in a while, you decide to do something slightly crazy (well, a little). Given this year is my “turn of a decade” celebration, I did a small splurge and gave myself an early birthday gift: a trip to Copenhagen. Not to visit the beautiful …

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Great tips on preparing for a craft beer festival

The increase in the number of craft beer festivals has been skyrocketing the last few years. In 2016, we visited the Zythos beer festival, Night of the Great Thirst, Lambic and Sour Ale Sunday, Ghent beer festival , Villaggio della Birra and many more. With spring time approaching, …

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Open Beer days at 3 Fonteinen Brewery

It’s been almost 10 years since we first visited the 3 Fonteinen brewery, back in the days the general Open Brewery days (late April) were still being organised amongst different Belgian breweries. Small tours were given in the rather small location in Beersel, whilst enjoying …

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Tasting at Lambic and Sour Ale Sunday

The first edition of the Lambic and Sour Ale tasting was organised by Bierhalle Deconinck in Vichte. The event was quite exclusive, as only 250 tickets in total were sold. Beer lovers from Belgium and beyond gathered on this sunny Sunday afternoon for an exquisite …

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Exploring Craft Beers in Lisbon

Portugal, and more specifically Lisbon, was back in the days the first independent trip for Mr. Fries. 18 years old, no parents, no school. Just 2 undergrad students (with a friend) on a journey through a very pleasant country. 2006 seems like decades ago, probably …

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Visiting Ghent Beer Festival 2016

In Belgium, beer festivals are sort of a tradition. They may vary in size, like the country’s largest beer festival in April, just out of the city center of Leuven, with almost 100 breweries, and thousands of beer fans from around the world. However, small is beautiful, which the people …

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Meet up with Totem Brewery (Ghent)

During the 7th edition of the Ghent Beer festival on August 20th 2016, our craft beer devotion led us to one corner of the festival: “the brewer’s bar”. After choosing 2 tasters of Totem (more on this later), we started talking with Klaas Dellaert, the brewer …

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The quest for craft beer – South America (2)

After our first post about the Peruvian and Bolivian craft beer scene, we will continue on the remaining countries we’ll visit in South America. We’ve been in touch with the Peruvian craft beer association, who actually told us about the South American “Cup” of craft beers, …

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The quest for craft beer – South America (1)

One of our passions is beer. It’s true, we’re beer geeks. Being able to live in Belgium helps a lot: classical Trappist beers, beautiful Geuze beers, and plenty of changes in the craft beer scene, you name it, it’s all there in our small country. Small …

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