Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Belgian beer in "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die"

The book "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" was
officially released today. I contributed to the book last Spring.

I wrote 30 Belgian beer and brewery reviews for the publication.

I have visited all the breweries I wrote about.

Here they are:

1. 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek-page 848
2. De Struise Aardmonnik-page 27
3. Abbaye de Aulne Triple Blonde-page 309
4. Dupont Biolegere (Avril in U.S.)-page 325
5. Boon Oude Geuze-page 859
6. Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait-page 860
7. Brunehaut St. Martin Blonde-page 338
8. Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio-page 863
9. Duvel-page 365
10. Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor-page 383
11. Hannsens Artisanal Oude Gueuze-page 888
12. ‘t Hofbrouwerijke Hoftrol-page 154
13. De Glazen Toren Jan de Lichte-page 587
14. De Ranke Kriek de Ranke-page 896
15. La Binchoise Speciale Noel-168
16. De Proefbrouwerij La Grande Blanche-590
17. Liefmans Cuvee Brut-page 902
18. Malheur 10-page 426
19. Malheur 12-page 733
20. Malheur Biere Brut-page 426
21. Dupont Moinette Blonde-page 432
22. Oud Beersel Oude Geuze-page 911
23. Petrus Oud Bruin-page 779
24. De Glazen Toren Saison de Erpe-Mere-page 477
25. Silenrieux Sara-page 797
26. Silly Scotch de Silly-page 256
27. St. Bernardus Abt 12-page 809
28. St. Bernardus Tripel-page 494
29. St. Feuillien Triple-page 496
30. Contreras Tonneke-page 280

The book is 960 pages long and weighs over 4 pounds.
That's about 2 kilos for those of you in Belgium!

"1001 Beers" is beautifully illustrated throughout.

Two of my photos were published in the book. The first,
on page 332, is the entrance to the brewing room at
Brasserie Dupont in Tourpes, Hainaut Province.

The second is an inside view of one of the brewkettles at
Deca Services in Woesten, West Flanders, on page 635.
This brewery has been used by De Struise Brouwers for
some years, though they are transitioning to their own
brewery in Oostvleteren now.

Joris Pattyn wrote about 40 Belgian beer reviews for the
book, and Joe Stange, about 15. A few others contributed
Belgian beer reviews as well.

There are 118 Belgian beers in this encyclopedic publication.

You can purchase the book here:


I was at a Barnes and Noble store in the Baltimore area last night,
and they already had copies ready to put on the shelves today.

I hope everyone enjoys "1001 Beers!"


Bruce said...

Just bought the book from your amazon link. Looking forward to reading it.