Belgium

Brouwerij De Dochter Van De Korenaar's Bravoure - Beer of the Week

When I was a teenager, I used to spend my afternoons browsing CD racks, searching for the latest new bands. Now, in my thirties, I spend my afternoons browsing beer stores, searching for the latest new beers. Though the medium has changed, my mania remains the same.

Last week, I was idly examining the shelves at Manhattan's Whole Foods on the Bowery when I came across the handsomely labeled brews from Belgium's Brouwerij De Dochter Van De Korenaar. On a whim, I bought the Noblesse and the Bravoure. My world was rocked. The Noblesse was a dry, bitter delight, and the Bravoure was gently perfumed with smoke -- an easy-drinking smoked ale, if you can believe it. I was so smitten with Bravoure that I wrote about it for my Slashfood Beer of the Week column. Curious? Drink it up!

Brasserie De La Senne's Taras Boulba - Beer of the Week

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In my latest beer of the week column, I look to the lovely low-alcohol beers of Belgium. To that end, I take Brasserie De La Senne's Taras Boulba for a spin. Bright, fresh and way hoppy, it's my new dreamboat beer -- if it weren't so darn expensive. Thanks, import fees. Curious? Drink it up!

Brouwerij De Ranke XX Bitter - Beer of the Week

Mmm...Belgian!

Hello there, fine tipplers. This week, I'm taking you a taste adventure to Belgium, where we meet Brouwerij De Ranke's XX Bitter. It's the self-anointed "hoppiest beer in Belgium," and it doesn't disappoint. Pungent and puckering, yet dry and thirst-quenching, it's a dream for these hot summer days. Curious? Drink up the full post at Slashfood!