Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Ladies in the House" Belgium's female brewers in Taps Magazine

Here's some love for the ladies.

I have a 1,200 word article about several of Belgium's female
brewers in the Spring issue of Taps: The Beer Magazine.

Covered are Anne De Ryck, brewmaster of Brouwerij de Ryck in
Herzele, East Flanders, and her daughter, Mieke van Melkebeke.
Mieke shares brewing duties as well as handling sales and marketing.
De Ryck's Arend Tripel is avaiable stateside.

(Photo, above: Mieke van Melkebeke and Anne de Ryck,
Brouwerij de Ryck.)

Annick ("Nicki") Desplenter of Gent's Stadsbrouwerij Gruut is also
featured, as is Natalie Eloir of Brasserie de la Abbaye de Rocs in
Hainaut Province, Wallonia.

(Photo, above: Nicki Desplenter, Gent's Stadsbrouwerij Gruut.)

Belgium's newest female brewer, Anne-Cathérine Dilewyns,
also has a brand new brewery to showcase her beers.
Brouwerij Dilewyns first brewed in March, and their first open
house will be Saturday, May 21st.

(Photo, above: Anne-Cathérine Dilewyns,
Brouwerij Dilewyns.)

The Dilewyns brews are labeled Vicaris and will be imported into
the U.S. by Vanberg and Dewulf. See here for more info.

Copies of Taps can be purchased at Barnes and Noble
and Borders stores as well as on the website

(Photo, above: Natalie Eloir, Brasserie de la
Abbaye de Rocs.)

1 comment:

Benji - Passionate about Margaret River said...

Looks like some serious brewing and I am sure they will be making some great beers for us to sample, have they made any exports to Australia?
We are fortunate to have 5 micro breweries loaclly the biggest too being Colonial Brewery and Bootleg Brewerey, both in Margaret River.