Arnulfo de Soissons, a famous clergyman who became Bishop of Soissons – not without regret, as he fled from the Monastery in order not to have to occupy this position – was fond of two fluids that changed the course of humanity: first, he introduced the production of boiling water in order to prevent the transmission of contagious diseases. About the second, we shall speak later.
In the early 80s the Belgian brewing scene was characterized by a certain monotony in terms of variety and a certain monopoly by the breweries that had managed to overcome the crisis after the Second World War.
In the last edition of what have now become our traditional beer tasting sessions, despite de reluctance of the supersticious sector, we began with 13 Pilsners, beer that is recently created, particularly hoppy, unfiltered and which is now even packaged in cans, in line with the new trends coming from the USA..
"The wind cries Mary" was the third single of Jimi Hendrix's career - considered by many the finest guitarist that ever lived. The Orval is a unique and distinctive beer - considered by many the finest in the world.
The Struise Brouwers brewery was born in 2001 in Oostvleteren, and quickly gained a strong reputation beyond Belgium's borders, especially in the US, where in 2008 Ratebeer voted it one of the most interesting breweries in the world.