10 Mar 2008



This weeks word is CAN

Maybe you know that Belgium is the biggest beer producer in Europe.

There are approximately 125 breweries in the country, producing about 500 standard beers. When special one-off beers are included, the total number of brands of Belgian beer exceeds 1000.

Of course the special beers are not sold in cans but like wine in bottles. The most popular once are Jupiler, Stella-Artois, and Maes and you can buy them in cans or bottles.

About 100 km from Brussels in Lustin near Namur is a Beer museum.
18.000 bottles of Belgian beer and other items about Belgian beers, like glasses, posters etc are exposed here.

There you can try and buy more then 800 brands of beers and drink about 11 on tap.
The museum also exposes a book with more than 16.000 Belgian beer names and their breweries !

And to give you an idea you have the whole list of Belgian Beers here !

The Beer museum

And huge amount of bottles exposed !

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Cheers !

Want to see Brussels' humour and fun in a Bistro ? Here is "Roger loves Beer" !

Roger aime la bière ! - kewego


Liz Hinds said...

THat is a lot of beer!!!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Gsttina...

Thanks for your visit abd your lovely comment, too!
I have no idea what "feed" means either and I had never heard of Google Resder....I wonder why I cannot be linked? Oh Well....

I had no idea that Belgium produced so many Beers....1000! My Lord, that is unbelievable...!
And that they all do well enough to seay in Business....I can only assume that drinking beer is like drinking water other places...lol!
Very very interesting!

Mariposa said...

Oh, BEER, love it! Happy MM!

Cheerio said...

Yes I do know that Belgium is famous for these and also Belgium has the best chocolates. I was told by my once Belgian friend whom I don't seem to know where. Look at all of those beers in the museum. First time I've seen a museum for beers.

Jeanette said...

Hi Gattina.Wow look at all that beer. My Son inlaw drinks Stella-Artois its about $6.50AU a stubbie (small Bottle)and we have a few Boutique, bars in Melbourne that sell beer from all over the world.

I just adore Belgium chocolate, Yummy

Anonymous said...

Wow, beer city. You know, I have never had a beer.... even when I lived in Germany. I like all the different bottles though. :)

Anonymous said...

Belgian beer is good! I've had many a beer in Brugges!

Melli said...

That beer garden looks like a fun place! Are the sidewalk artists always there? I'll have to put that on my list of places to visit when I come to see you!!! :)

Ivanhoe said...

Cheers! Coming from Czech Republic (which is #1 in most beers drunk per person) I really enjoyed your post. I would have thought that #1 producer of beer was Germany. Hmmm, learning something new every day...

Unknown said...

You sure "CAN" whip up a good Manic Monday! Great post.. come on by and visit the blog party, and grab a "CAN" of whatever grabs ya!


Unknown said...

Happy MM! A malt beer for mommys-to-be for me, please!

Ohhhh jaaaa... Belgien und die Biersorten! Ich weiß schon genau, welches ich trinke, wenn die Kleine da ist *g*

Mo and The Purries said...

That is a lot of beer!
Thanks for participating in Manic Mondays!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so very much for inviting me over and for sharing this Gattina! You know I love beer and have been to Belgium and Brussels a lot of time and know quite a lot of their history, but have learned a lot more from your post!

You know my favourite is Leffe beer as you have seen in my earlier posts :-)

Wishing you a great week!

Anonymous said...

Hello Gattina !
I didn't know you produce so much beer in Belgium! I adore beer because I was used to see my grandmother who was from Alsace drinking beer! Here No so many people like beer they prefer wine! I have to say our beer are not so good as yours! i like the Leffe when I go to the restaurant to eat "moules frites"! Le parti du nain a gagné dans ma petite ville mais c'est normal en face ils ne faisaient pas le poids! Dommage, j'aurais préféré voter contre le parti de Nicolas 1er!!!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

As an abstainer I can only appreciate the beer from afar. I have a friends that drink enough for both of us.

I understand Bush Beer is very strong. I have wondered by no one has related in to Bush the recovering alcoholic in the American whitehouse.