Thursday, October 25, 2012

A "Weekend of Belgian Beer" at Hudson Street Stackhouse

Photo: Hudson Street Stackhouse

Baltimore Beer Week is more than halfway over, but some great
events will happen over the next few days.

I am involved with one of them, for the second year in a row.

"B' More Belgians: A Weekend of Belgian Beer," begins tomorrow
at Hudson Street Stackhouse in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore.
Owner Dominic DeSantis and I will have all 36 taps pouring Belgian
beer through Sunday.

I helped select the beers for the event, and wrote most of the beer

The Stackhouse opens at 2 pm Friday, and 11 am Saturday and Sunday.

A partial list is as follows:

Achouffe La Chouffe
Achouffe Houblon Chouffe
Bavik Petrus Aged Pale 
Bavik Wittekerke
Cazeau Tournay Black
Chimay Triple Cinq Cents
De Glazen Toren Cuvée Angélique
De Glazen Toren Saison de Erpe-Mere
De Dolle Arabier
Deca Westoek XX
Dilewyns Vicaris Tripel Gueuze
Dilewyns Vicaris Generaal
Dubuisson Scaldis de Noel
Dupont Moinette Blonde
Dupont Monk’s Stout
Dupont Saison
Dupont Posca Rustica
La Rulles Grand 10
Liefmans Cuvee Brut
Liefmans Fruitesse
Liefmans Goudenband
Oud Beersel Framboise
Rodenbach Grand Cru
St. Bernardus Witbier
St. Bernardus Tokyo
St. Bernardus Tripel
St. Bernardus Abt 12
St. Bernardus Christmas 2011
Strubbe Ichtegems Grand Cru
Strubbe Ichtegems Grand Cru
Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2012 Sorachi Ace Hop
Van Eecke Poperings Hommelbier
Vapeur Saison de Pipaix
Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne

Monday, October 15, 2012

Great Belgian Beer Dinner article in Celebrator Beer News

(Photo, above: the chefs at the Great Belgian
Beer Dinner. From left in the black shirt, Christophe 
Pelfrene and Stefanie de Vos, of De Bistronoom in 
Ostende; then Tom de Four (in maroon shirt) of 
De Heeren Van Liedekercke, Denderleeuw; and 
Chris Lively of Ebenezer's pub in Lovell, Maine.

The October/November issue of Celebrator Beer News has been out
for a couple of weeks, and I'm happy to report that I have an article
on the Great Belgian Beer Dinner and Tongeren's Stadsbrouwerij
Au Phare on page 7. The entire new issue of Celebrator is on-line
here. Photos from the beer dinner are shown below.

(Photo, above: various sushi paired with Oud
Beersel Lambic.)

I wrote a preview of the beer dinner, held April 25th in Roosdaal,
Flemish Brabant, here.

(Photo, above: pate topped with foie gras,
with cherries on the side.)

I visited the excellent new Stadsbrouwerij Au Phare the same day,
for lunch. While Au Phare's brewery was installed at that time, they
will not brew their first beer until October 21st.

(Photo, above: Publican Joost de Four of
De Heeren Van Liedekercke in Denderleeuw
on the left.)

(Photo, above: Smeus, Belgian-style. Yum.)

(Photo, above: Tom de Four on the left, from
De Heeren Van Liedekercke, and Christopher
Lively from Ebenezer's in Lovell, Maine.)

(Photo, above: beef with Bocker's Cuvee de Jacobins.)

(Photo, above: chocolate mousse paired with
Liefmans Kriek. Now called Cuvee Brut.