Archive for September, 2010

Posted on September 15th, 2010 by by Jesse

Achouffe

Deep in the Ardennes forest, almost at the Luxembourg border, there be Gnomes. Brewing gnomes.  Ok, so maybe the Achouffe brewery isn’t actually run by gnomes, but you’d never know that from looking at a bottle.  Each one is decorated with a gnome, hunched over with a bundle of malt and hops grasped in its […]

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Posted on September 10th, 2010 by by Jesse

Cantillon

Just saying the word “Cantillon” to beer lovers can cause their eyes to roll back in their heads as sense memories of pleasure and tartness overwhelm their brains.   A stalwart of tradition located in southern Brussels, Cantillon only brews lambics and gueuze – along with a few modern variations, built on the same tart […]

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Posted on September 6th, 2010 by by Jesse

Birrificio Lambrate, Milan

  This trip wasn’t all Belgium – we also made a stop over in Italy, to eat, drink, and enjoy some time in the sun.  While researching beer in Italy,  I quickly found this NY Times article, extolling the virtues of the new Italian beer scene.  I was intrigued, and made it a point to […]

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