We love beer, all types of beer from all around the world.
Call it what you will, Lager, Ale, Bitter, Mild, Stout, whatever! It all tastes fantastic and we also love writing about it. Beer can be dated back between seven and eight thousand years and has been brewed continuously ever since. We can give credit to the Ancient Iraqis to have documented the first beer-like substance but in the following millennia the Babylonians, the Mesopotamians, the Syrians and later the Egyptians and Greeks all brewed their own. Pictured below is one of the Ebla Tablets, detailing life in the city of Ebla up to 2250BC and referencing beer in certain sections. In Europe the German’s were the first country to begin producing something that approached being a standardised ale and that was way back in the 8th century. Bavarian beer contains only barley , hops and water and has arguably influenced beer brewing methods around the world ever since.
Beer certainly has a rich history and each week we add a beer related article to appeal to lovers of beer everywhere. We can document almost nine thousand types of beer in Belgium alone so there’s plenty to write about.
If you’re a big fan of real ales, or just want to sample a range locally, check out our Beer Festivals Calendar to find out what events are occurring near you in the next month or so. These events are held all year round so even in the chilly depths of January you’ll find something interesting to do.
Please check back regularly for our beery updates and check out the links on the right for our archived articles.
Don’t forget, somewhere in the world it’s always beer ‘o’ clock!