Each Belgian town has its own beer flavor and beer glass shape! It is a flavor or the locally brewed beer and the special shape of a beer glass! There’s hardly a single town in Belgium where they would NOT brew they own beer by a unique formula. Same goes for design: Belgian beer glasses are unique and you will never be offered a beer in a pub tapped into a glass of another beer brand!
Belgian beer comprises the most varied and numerous collection of high-quality beers in the world, and varies from the popular pale lager to the esoteric appeal of lambic beer and Flemish red. Belgian beer-brewing’s origins go back to the Middle Ages, when monasteries began producing beers. Belgian beer production was assisted by the 1919 Belgian “Vandervelde Act”, that prohibited the sale of spirits in pubs, inducing the market to produce beers with a higher level of alcohol. The Vandervelde Act was lifted in 1983.
High esteem of Belgian beer is supported by beer writers such as Michael Jackson. Although beer production in Belgium is now dominated by Inbev and Alken Maes, 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.”
Beer monastery tours is a great idea to explore when you are in Belgium. Most of the monasteries where beers are made would also have a restaurant. Some offer lodging for visitors….