The Belgian Smaak Podcast | Exploring the world of Belgian beer
By Breandán Kearney
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Breandán Kearney sits down with some of the most high profile people in the world of Belgian beer to discuss beer styles, brands and the stories behind the breweries and to find out what makes beer culture in Belgium so special.
||CleanEP011 | Samuel Languy of Brasserie En Stoemelings | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||“En Stoemelings” is Brussels dialect for “in secret” or “under the table”. Denys Van Elewyck was homebrewing as an archeology student. Samuel Languy went to India to study video game production. In 2015 the school friends from age 12 started||18 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP010 | Olivier de Brauwere of Brussels Beer Project | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||Four years ago, two young men—one from Belgium, the other from France—started a crowdfunded beer project in the city of Brussels which involved a community of people choosing beers and contributing to their production. The beers chosen were produced||15 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP009 | Jean Van Roy of Brasserie Cantillon | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||Jean Van Roy is a brewer and blender at Brasserie Cantillon, a lambic brewery with a colourful history located in the Anderlecht region of Brussels. Here, we discuss with Jean: Cantillon’s shift in 1999 to organic ingredients, his thoughts on...||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP008 | Yvan De Baets of Brasserie De La Senne | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||Yvan De Baets is a social worker, a beer historian and a brewer. He is one of the founding members of Brasserie De La Senne in Brussels, a brewery which set about trying to encapsulate the personality of an off-centre...||29 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP007 | Jean Hummler of Moeder Lambic | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||This year, Brussels beer café, Moeder Lambic celebrates ten years under its current ownership by hosting 10 special events with invited breweries over 10 months. Cantillon, Tilquin, De Ranke, De La Senne, ‘t Verzet.||18 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP006 | Frank Boon of Brouwerij Boon | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||Frank Boon is an iconic figure. Not just in the world of lambic and geuze. But in the world of beer. Currently the chairperson of a group consisting of the lambic breweries, HORAL and the organiser of the Belgian Brewers Federation‘s annual...||18 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP005 | Nino Bacelle of Brouwerij De Ranke | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||Brouwerij De Ranke emerged in the 1990s from a market of sweet mass-produced beers and the growing influence in Belgium of industrial brewing conglomerates. De Ranke went for bitterness, choosing to use only whole hops in all of their beers: a bit||6 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP004 | Joris Cambie of Hop Farm Brewery ‘De Plukker’ | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||When foreigners talk about Belgian beer, they usually wax lyrical about characterful yeast strains, complex malt bills, and creative use of herbs and spices. Sometimes even about the interesting water profiles in breweries here.||17 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP003 | Armand Debelder and Michaël Blancquaert of Drie Fonteinen | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||In 2009, a faulty thermostat in a brewery conditioning room caused 13,000 bottles of beer to explode and a further 67,000 to be ruined. The beer was Oud Geuze, a blend of one, two and three year old lambics which...||7 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP002 | Rob Tod and Jason Perkins of Allagash Brewing Company | The Belgian Smaak Podcast||Allagash Brewing Company are based in the beautiful state of Maine in the North East of America. They’re proud members of the Portland community there, using local producers for many of their ingredients and giving back to that community through vari||11 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|