Wednesday, March 10, 2010

First stop- Timmermans Brewery

My secret is now out.  I've just returned from a trip to the land of beer- Belgium!  So there will be much to share with you.  Our first stop after a long and sleepless flight, Timmermans Brewery.
Even though Timmermans is owned by the British giant, Anthony Martin, the beers are still made the way they have been for centuries.  They have a great site, so you can read more there if you wish.

My education about lambic beers has been a bit lacking, so they have not been common on my tastings.  They are spontaneously fermented by the wild yeast that inhabit region of the country.  Lambic beers have been brewed in this manner for hundreds of years.
They can be slightly or very sour, depending on the exact methods.  Cherries are added for the kriek beers, and other fruits can be used to make other fruity lambics.  I'm certain many of you  have seen or tasted the lovely raspberry framboise.

It was a very refreshing way to start  our day.

10 comments:

  1. Great article - I love the raspberry lambics too. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip soon!

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  2. So fun to be so knowledgeable about beer! I just drink the stuff. lol

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  3. great article and very informative! Glad your back!

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  4. So awesome...can't wait to be educated!

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  5. What a way to start your trip! Can't wait to hear more.

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  6. Welcome Back!
    Wow, I had no idea! FUN!

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  7. Interesting, can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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  8. Oh I love Belgium. Used to go over there at least once every 3 months when I lived in the UK.

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  9. Never knew there was a beer Island haha..Great to have you back. Cant wait to hear more about your trip & see more pictures :0)

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