On a Gueuze Crueuze with ABV Chicago

This past Friday, Matt and I were privileged to be featured guests on local podcast, ABV Chicago. Co-hosts Ryan and Craig meet every week to dive into side by side tasting comparisons of a lineup of beers that are picked based on a theme of their choosing. They often feature rare, hard-to-obtain bottles, and Episode #92 was no different. Since Matt and I just visited … Continue reading On a Gueuze Crueuze with ABV Chicago

Santé, Belgique

This is a repost of an old piece I did last year. God bless Belgium. ——- “My legacy is my beer. I hope that it will continue to live.” – Rosa Merckx, former Head Brewmaster of Brewery Liefmans This week I’m highlighting Brewery Ommegang‘s delicious Rosetta, a Belgian Kriek (“kriek” meaning “cherry”) blend named after Rosa Merckx, the first female brewmaster of Belgium’s Brewery Liefmans. Brewmaster Rosa goes … Continue reading Santé, Belgique

Belgium Part 2: Bruges & Antwerp, then onto the Netherlands

(This is Part Two of a post recounting Matt and my trip to Belgium and Netherlands this past summer. Read Part One here.) In Bruges: “If I lived on a farm… ” You know that village in the movie Hot Fuzz, where Simon Pegg’s character gets sent? Where the village is perfect in every way? Where there is a murdering band of cloaked citizens lurking in … Continue reading Belgium Part 2: Bruges & Antwerp, then onto the Netherlands