Belgian Beer

This Famed Belgian Abbey Wants to Brew Beer Again (If Anybody Can Find the Recipe)

Perhaps you’ve had a Grimbergen before. The line of Belgian beers isn’t particularly hard to come by in part because, even though the brand is named after a monastery, the brews haven’t been produced by monks since 1797. Instead, starting in 1958, the abbey simply began licensing its name to other, larger breweries.

Belgium Is So Proud of Its Beer Drinking Culture It Wants UNESCO Recognition

Typically, downing a bunch of beers is a great way to end up not doing anything of cultural significance – unless you consider cursing out a slice of pizza you dropped in a gutter to be a culturally significant activity. But Belgium would like to think of its beer drinking as being a bit higher-brow. The country has filed an application with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) asking the agency to add Belgian beer culture to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List. No wonder Belgian beers get served in those fancy glasses.

13 Things You Didn't Know About Belgian Beer

Whatever you think about its taste, there’s still probably something you don’t know about Belgian beer.

Climate Change Is Destroying One of the World’s Best Beers, Cantillon

If this doesn’t leave beer lovers wanting to do something about climate change, nothing will: Cantillon, one of the world’s most unique and respected beers, may be in serious danger due to climate issues.

Saison Skirmish

If I were stranded on a desert island with a single style of beer, I’d want it to be the saison. I look to the Belgians for my warm weather go-to: a highly carbonated, slightly spicy, slightly fruity, earthy, yeasty, bittersweet brew that’s easily distinguishable, but not as easy to describe.