In the new series Beer Experience I will share more fun background information on the different elements of the beer making process. The first episode is about hops!
One of my very first blog articles when I started writing about beer in April 2017 was about the local breweries in my hometown of Rotterdam. That was two years ago. In the rapidly evolving craft beer world that is like an eon! Time for an update on the Rotterdam brewing scene!
Beer café Delfts Brouwhuis and brewery Delftse Brouwers have teamed up to bring craft brewing back to the historic center of Delft.
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
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...
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.
Review of Nevel's winter festive beer editions Sintel and Jubel
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.
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!
One of the things I love most about Rotterdam is its innovative spirit and how it embraces new developments and sustainable solutions. Uit Je Eigen Stad, which literally translates as ‘From Your Own City’ is one of those great initiatives, an urban farm that grows its own produce to serve in their restaurant. What better place to have Rotterdam’s first...
After spontaneously starting this blog in April last year, things took a more serious turn when I signed up for the Dutch Stibon beer sommelier training in September. I learned a lot of new things and it actually made me even more enthusiastic about the world of beer. If you’re thinking about following the Dutch Stibon beer sommelier course or...
Review of the limited edition Gouden Carolus Indulgence brewed with 4 herbs.
New Year’s Eve is traditionally the night for bubbly. Not a champagne lover? Here are a few ideas how to have a festive NYE with beer.
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with gorgeous winter ales? Though it may seem like another marketing ploy, the real story in fact is much more interesting than that.
Review of Borg Brugghús tap takeover beers in Rotterdam.
Did you know Iceland makes great craft beer? Well, they do! Here are five other things you probably didn't know about Icelandic beer!
Review of Brooklyn's kiwi sour ale aged in red wine barrels.
Review of a tiramisu tasting barley wine AB:20 - out of production