Flanders (Begium) the fatherland of beer and breweries

Many aficionados view Belgium as the fatherland of beer, especially since our brewing heritage dates back many centuries, yet still provides influence and inspiration to modern-day brewers. Beer is a part of Belgian DNA, and the historic significance of Belgian beer culture is even recognised by UNESCO, who inscribed the Belgian beer culture to their list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2016.
Traditional brewing techniques
Top brewmasters still use the same techniques that have been passed down for generations, continually preserving the unique characters of our beers. Rochefort, Achel, Chimay, Duvel, Orval, Westmalle: these are just some of the world-renowned breweries that have helped to make Belgian beers household names across the globe.
The passion of today’s brewers has also seen a new wave of innovative craft brewers, who are redefining how the world perceives Belgian beer. Whether its crowdfunded beers, microbreweries, or single batch brews there’s no doubt that our craft brewers are helping to add a vibrant new depth to Belgium’s beer offering.

Jan Korthoudt (Belgium)