Trip to Belgium

MateVeza founder Jim Woods and his girlfriend Abby Monroe visited Belgium from August 1st through 16th. We toured 11 breweries visited 9 more and sampled (for educational purposes of course) 103 beers. In the posts to follow, we will provide highlights of our journey traipsing through beer paradise. Here is a brief overview:
Breweries Toured
De Dolle Brouwers
De Halve Maan
Duvel Moortgat
De Glazen … Read more »

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Trip to Belgium – Rodenbach


Roeselare is a little tough to get too, but it us well worth the visit. Rodenbach is a beautiful brewery. The brewery grounds originally housed a malting facility as well. You can see the tall tower with an exhaust vent that rotated depending in the direction of the wind. They’ve since outsourced malting and converted it to a museum with … Read more »

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Trip to Belgium – De Dolle Brouwers

De Dolle was an amazing tour led by Anna Herteleer, the 90+ year old mother of brewers Kris and Jo Herteleer. She had an impressive command of the science of brewing – from extoling the chemical benefits of copper for brewing to listing the essential hop oils. De Dolle brews on a relic of a system. The brewing kettle is … Read more »

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Trip to Belgium – Oud Beersel

Known for the castle that emblazons Oud Beersel’s labels, the town of Beersel is just a quick jaunt outside of Brussels. We stopped by on a week day and were lucky enough to catch the brewer’s father Jos Christiaens, who graciously offered to show us the brewery. We saw quite a bfew of these family operations througout Belgium.

Like Cantillon, Oud … Read more »

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