A CH Belgium Beer Drinker’s Tale 

Asleep at the Keyboard went to Belgium and drank a lot. Here’s his report.

Our last brewery tour was at Cantillion as my friend convinced me I needed to see a lambic brewery. Aside from a walk-in cooler and 3 new bright tanks for fruit beers, there did not seem to be a single bit of equipment that was less than 50 years old! It was amazing to see canvas belt driven pumps, mash paddles, grain mills, etc. The crowning masterpiece was the riveted copper coolship which gleamed like new!

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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.

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