Naptown Pint: A trip to Belgium is a reminder of our roots

Before coming here, I already had a healthy love and respect for the European brewing tradition that laid the foundation for what we make and sell stateside today. Farmhouses, sours, dubbels, tripels, quads, saisons, witbiers, lambics, gueuzes… they all got their start in Europe, many of them long before the idea of America even existed.But as I sat at a table at Brouwerij De Halve Maan — brouwerij is Belgian for brewery, by the way — sipping on my personal favorite of theirs, the Straffe Hendrick Wild (available in the U.S.), it struck me how much we, as Americans, take the European brewing tradition for granted.

READ FULL STORY at the Source: Naptown Pint: A trip to Belgium is a reminder of our roots – Capital Gazette

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