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St Bernardus ABT 12 Belgium Beer

Brewery Of The Month May - St Bernardus ABT 12, Belgium Beer   ​​​​​​ St Bernardus ABT 12 is widely regarded as one of the best Belgian beers around, but the story behind it stems from French monks, who fled taxes in Mont Des Cats, France to continue making cheese in Watou, Belgium in the early 1900s. Thirty years later, the French relaxed taxes on religious communities, so the monks moved back to France and the dairy was taken over by Evariste Deconinck, who began producing two types of cheese; Port Salut de Watou and St Bernard Watou, the latter of which would lend its name to the beer it would later produce. After the Second World War, Deconinck was approached by Trappist monks at Westvleteren to brew and market...

Duvel Moortgat | Q&A

Duvel Moortgat | Q&A Originally Posted on Sep 04, 2013 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? This is the first in a series of light hearted “get to know” posts, talking to people working in and connected to the beer and alcohol industry, as well as beer bloggers. Our first Q&A is with Matthew Wilson of Duvel Moortgat. Who are you/what do you do? General Manager for Duvel Moortgat – UK/Ireland/Scandinavia and Russia. How did you get into this line of work?  After graduating from University, I went to work for Bass Brewers on a Graduate Training Scheme…it seemed only right...