Forest Road Brewing Co. isn’t your typical London brewery. While most of the capital’s emerging small brewers produce small quantities of a wide range of beers on tiny, cramped kits on industrial estates, Forest Road’s head-brewer Pete Brown heads out to Belgium every couple of months to brew 15,000 litres of Work, the brewery’s signature … Continue reading In conversation with… Pete Brown, founder of Forest Road Brewing Co
Around 90 per cent of all Belgian hops are grown in the hop fields of Poperinge, a quaint municipality in the province of West Flanders. The surrounding countryside contains over 275 hectares dedicated to the growth of Humulus Lupulus plants, stretching ever-higher towards the skyline. The region's association with the famous plant goes back as far … Continue reading ‘Good beer takes time’: How a trip to Flanders dispelled the myth that fresh is best
Belgium will always hold a special place in my heart. It was, after all, a trip to Bruges in 2013 that kickstarted my love affair with beer in earnest. I was a naive 19-year old who knew they didn't really enjoy drinking mass-produced commercial lager, but had little idea of the sheer variety of beer … Continue reading Gueuzing in Ghent – 48 hours in Belgium’s student capital
An excellent but somewhat hazy trip that really kickstarted my love for Belgian beer.