Rotterdam has become a trendy city for a number of reasons, not least of all because of the fun and diverse range of craft beer bars that are popping up all over town. Here is my personal top 10 of really awesome bars for the full Rotterdam beer experience.
Beer café Delfts Brouwhuis and brewery Delftse Brouwers have teamed up to bring craft brewing back to the historic center of Delft.
A craft beer guide to Tallinn's breweries, craft beer bars and bottle shops
This article is a celebration of the wild ale Celebration and a take on my impressions of Carnivale Brettanomyces in Amsterdam. If you are genuinely curious about beer – and these styles in particular – I can highly recommend Carnivale and hopefully this article will entice you to attend and create your own experience!
Review of Bronckhorster and Hertog Jan's collaboration Witte Raaf
On my recent visit to Texas I did my best to maximize my craft beer experience and managed to visit 10 breweries and 11 craft beer bars, enough to give you a few awesome tips in case you make it to Dallas, Fort Worth or Austin!
The last and final part of the beer sommelier course! With a group of enthusiastic fellow beer students from all parts of Holland I spent an exciting two days in Austria learning more about German and Austrian beer styles, barrel aging, glassware and beer and food pairing. An experience to never forget. Here are a few highlights from that inspirational...
Last month I got one of the best Christmas presents ever: I went for a weekend trip to Belgium to visit the Alvinne brewery and watch them brew. It was a special invitation for members of the Alvinne Fellowship. What an experience to see them doing their thing up close! I took some great shots of the brew day, so...
Sometimes, if you’ve been walking around a Christmas market all day or you’re just plain cold, you may need a little something extra to warm you up. How about a hot drink! Here are a few ideas to make two of my favorite winter warmers.
Teun and Chris run Hop-In beer store located in Noord, one of Rotterdam’s up and coming hip neighborhoods. Since last year I’ve started visiting their store and attending their beer tastings, and have gotten to know them as two young, ambitious beer connoisseurs who are set on helping people discover the wonderful world of craft beer. Read more about it...
Review of Nevel's winter festive beer editions Sintel and Jubel
Recently I had the opportunity to tour the Hertog Jan brewery and taste different vintages of their Grand Prestige, including the new barrel aged version. Here is a short recap of that wonderful day with a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery.
There are so many beer podcasts out there; it’s pretty tough choosing one in the cornucopia of beer banter and opinions on beers and breweries. Here are my favorite ones on beer science, beer reviews and behind-the-scenes interviews with beer industry professionals.
Have you ever noticed on beer menus that beers are sometimes listed under the beer style Saison/Farmhouse Ale, as if this was one and the same thing? True, beer styles generally are a bit fluid, rolling with the punches of modern beer tastes and brewers’ freewheeling notions. But piling it all together seems a bit lazy, not to mention confusing...
010 Beer Blog is back from summer break with a behind-the-scenes look in Café Verward, a unique beer hot spot in Rotterdam. For beer fans who love off the beaten path adventures.
The adventure continues! In March I started Stibon level 2 in Amsterdam. Here is a short account of our brewing experience at Brouwerij Klein Duimpje.
You most likely know France as a wine country, but did you know that they have more than 1200 breweries in France? Here are 5 fun facts about French beer.
An overview of the French craft beers I've tried this year.
One of Europe’s biggest (and perhaps best?) craft beer festivals, the Mikkeller Beer Celebration has long been on my wish list. This year I finally got the chance to check it out! The festival is absolutely deserving of its reputation, but Copenhagen itself is also a delightful city, so if you decide to visit, don’t miss out on all the...
Located under an old train track in the new hotspot “De Hofbogen”, Eurotrash United is a unique combination of craft beer bar, live music venue, and exotic Surinamese and Caribbean cuisine all in your favorite vintage living room. Two weeks ago on a very warm spring day I had the chance to talk with René Stoop, the floor manager, and...
Fish bladders in beer? Isn’t beer typically made from barley malt, water, hops and yeast? Not always! Read on for tips to find out if your beer is veggie or vegan!