Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Brasserie La Binchoise in Celebrator Beer News



The February/March issues of many beer publications are starting to arrive at beer bars, beer stores, brewpubs and bookstores, and I'm happy to say I have four new Belgian beer articles coming out this month.

The first is an article about Brasserie La Binchoise of Binche, Belgium. My 650 word piece in Celebrator Beer News covers the brewery, located in Hainaut Province, Wallonia.

I visited with brewer/owner Bruno de Ghorain and his cousin, Benoit, back last May 31st.

Benoit handles sales, marketing and also some brewing. It's a family affair.

The brewery has a very atmospheric tasting cafe open on weekends and by appointment for visiting groups. I really enjoyed the beers, several of which are available in the U.S.

Here in the mid-Atlantic, copies of Celebrator are available at places like Max's on Broadway in Baltimore, Monk's in Philly, Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, RFD and the Brickskeller in D.C., and all the Capital Ale House locations in Richmond and Fredericksburg, VA.

Photos:
Top: Bruno de Ghorain at the brewkettle
Bottom: The new La Binchoise Triple, created in 2008



2 comments:

Mary said...

Looking forward to reading your La Binchoise article. Craig and I visited the brewery during our last trip to Belgium. We were in Binche for their annual carnivale celebration and had a great time.

Anonymous said...

We just attended the 3rd annual Brugge Beer Festival (14-15 Nov 09), and our first stop was at the "Binchoise" booth where we enjoyed an excellent unfiltered Belgoo Magus. We live about 15-20 minutes away from Binche, so we look forward to paying a visit to the brewery/restaurant/tavern.