Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Vanberg and Dewulf tasting in D.C.
(Photo, above: from left, Wendy Littlefield, Don Feinberg
and Greg Engert.)
On this past Monday night, I attended a tasting at Birch
and Barley in Washington, D.C.
Belgian beer importers Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield of
Vanberg and Dewulf spoke about how they got into the importing
biz and about many of the great beers they bring into the U.S.
Birch and Barley/Church Key Beer Director Greg Engert spoke
about the various food pairings crafted by he and Executive
Chef Kyle Bailey.
(Photo, above: Executive Chef Kyle Bailey and
Highlights included a 2 year old keg of Lambrucha (yum,
seriously...it is incredible how well this 3.5% abv brew
had aged) as well as Dupont's 2011 Avril and several other
brews, including Scaldis (Bush) de Nuits from Brasserie
Dubuisson, a 13% abv treat.
Don and Wendy plan on doing many more tasting events across
the U.S.A. in 2011 and 2012, as they began importing Belgian
beer in 1982. Cheers!