Belgian Beer and Food Magazine, Issue #2…

Published on March 2, 2014.

I’m happy to say that I have seen issue #2 of Belgian Beer and Food magazine, and it’s a superb one. Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Paul Walsh, along with Contributing Editor Alan Hope and Copy Editor Joe Stange, have produced a beautiful, highly-informative, interesting issue, full of professional-quality images from the Belgian beer world.

West Flanders is a big focus, with articles about breweries such as Alvinne, Bavik (now called Brouwerij Brabandere again) Bockor (now Vander Ghinste) De Plukker, St. Bernardus, De Struise Brouwers, and Van Eecke.

Brother Benedict inside the brewhouse at Westvleteren.

Brother Benedict inside the brewhouse at Westvleteren.

I’m happy to say I have a piece on the Westvleteren Trappist brewery, my first in BB&F. You can read an intro to it here

There are also articles on Poperinge, which is timely with the 100th anniversary of the First World War fast approaching, and the renowned ‘t Hommelhof restaurant in Watou. Sofie Vanrafelghem writes about women in brewing in the Belgian beer world as well, and there are several other articles in the 64-page issue.

You can see the introduction to the articles here

You can subscribe to the magazine, or buy a single issue, here

I highly recommend it. You will read-and see-a great deal of passion for Belgian beer and beer culture by the staff and writers of BB&F.

Brother Joris in the fermentation cellar at the Westvleteren Trappist brewery.

Brother Joris in the fermentation cellar at the Westvleteren Trappist brewery.

Spent grain being pumped out of the brewhouse at Westvleteren.

Spent grain being pumped out of the brewhouse at Westvleteren.

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