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Jonny heads on the Belgian road trip of a lifetime, finding Belgian breweries no one but the locals know about and bringing them back for the Brad. We visited Toye, Tilquin, De Dolle and Alvinne as well as Maenhout, Guldenspoor, De Plukker and Verzet. And then a cheeky drink at Lindemans and Cantillon too. They are all well worth tracking down! Check out our partners at http://www.beermerchants.com Twitter – @beerchannel Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/thecraftbeerchannel Instagram – @jonnygarrett @mrbradevans Remember to drink responsibly(ish) and not be that guy...
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Derek Toye (6 months ago)
You learn something new everyday, like learning that there is a brewery in Belgium with my last name "Toye" in it. For a beer fan like me, that's pretty cool.
The Craft Beer Channel (6 months ago)
And the beer is bloody marvellous!
Thomas Hoogendam (1 year ago)
How come I've never seen this episode?? I loved it!!
Cheers! Won an award for it and everything...
mallymal77 (1 year ago)
try 'de dochter van de korenaar' beers.  it's a small microbrewery in Belgium...most of their beers are excellent!
Chip Sellarole (1 year ago)
Savory is the word you are looking for Cheers lads
Chip Sellarole (1 year ago)
saddictive
almost...but addictive too. We'll make up a word.
Kris Baeyens (2 years ago)
Try Brouwerij Het Anker in Mechelen! They brew the Gouden Carolus and it's variants. And they also make whisky in their farm distillery in Blaasveld ( Het Molenhof on the N16 road Mechelen->Willebroek )
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Kris Baeyens hey. Yeah they make great beer, far from a microbrewery though! They're huge!
Simmo270 (2 years ago)
Do you have any videos about/ft the Mc Chouffe/La Chouffe from the Brasserie d'Achouffe ?
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Simmo270 not yet. We included n'ice chouffe in our Christmas beer round up but otherwise no - we love both beers though so hopefully will one day.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Simmo270 not yet. We included n'ice chouffe in our Christmas beer round up but otherwise no - we love both beers though so hopefully will one day.
Michele Berto (2 years ago)
Thanks Jonny for the videos, but you should consider to improve the microphone system. Always tricky to hear well when noise in the background
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Michele Berto we consider it every day! Sadly we can't afford to at the moment.
wenling vv (2 years ago)
Will you come to the Netherlands too? There is this gossip that the Netherlands has as much (if not more) breweries than Belgium....
wenling vv (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel yay! You will be very welcome in the Netherlands let me know if you will be around!
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+wenling vv it's on the list!
Robert Black (2 years ago)
Cherry Lambics are like bottled dreams and I've never had a Belgian triple that didn't make my life better.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
Agreed on both points!
Robert Black (2 years ago)
+Robert Black and I decribe that "umami-ness, moorish-ness' of beer as "chewy" or that it has "presence."
Race Frazier (2 years ago)
A week ago my friend had me over for dinner and cracked open an IPA. Living in the west coast your run of the mill IPA is 6 - 7%. The nose was amazing and huge west coast IPA I would think it was 7 or 8 but it was only 4.5! The brewery is Bale Breaker's pale ale. Bale Breaker is a hop farm for years before they opened up the brewery.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
Session IPA will rule the world one day. And breweries on hop farms will always do well because they get the pick of the flowers.
Jacob Talamantes (2 years ago)
Well now i'm really glad I can get Telquin in SoCal. I love your brewery videos. Keep it up!!!
sofakingdrunk66 (2 years ago)
Comforting maybe the word you were looking for?
sofakingdrunk66 (2 years ago)
Chopsmackers? Thats what i call the Mrs lol
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+sofakingdrunk66 it's definitely that kind of feeling, but it's a bit more flavour based... currently I'm calling them chopsmackers. It won't last.
London Brewery Tours (2 years ago)
Hi Guys. Looks like you had a great trip.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+London Brewery Tours we did!
HopZine (2 years ago)
Fantastic video gents. Quality of your content if so bloody good these days. I'm a big De Dolle fan.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+HopZine cheers man! Lots more planned for this year too. Hope we can catch up some time.
The Full Mug (2 years ago)
Ok there are awesome beers here in Belgium. But next time try to taste the other specialties: Chocolate, Fries and strawberries. And maybe even pair them with beers! Cheers
A Caneca Cheia (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel Come back in June! You will see
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+The Full Mug strawberries?! That's a new one on me...
Hapless Ginger Brew (2 years ago)
I hate you guys;( it's just not bloody fair, I want your job. Traveling the world drinking great beers. Seriously I hate you but if you ever need another partner I'm your bloody man.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Graham Preston (Happless Ginger Brew) haha. It's not all fun and games! Well...actually it mostly is. But we have day jobs too!
Ibbofella (2 years ago)
Awh man, you changed your intro/jingle thing! That was my favourite part...
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Ibbofella hoping to soon, if only to film at Galway Bay!
Ibbofella (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel Haha, I'll give you that, it's a close race. Ah sure, all good things must come to an end. Any chance you're coming over to Ireland any time soon? *nudge nudge*
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+ojamablack21 your favourite part?! What about the CONTENT GOLD? Yeah, sorry you miss it. Might just be because we see/hear it all day but we got sick of it!
Roy S. (2 years ago)
"Goedendag" means Good day, when misspelled as "Gouden dag" it means Gold day, also nice, but not the name of the beer. ;)
Madelaine Woodhouse (2 years ago)
I wish you'd shown more of your time at the brewery's, that would have been super cool, seeing and learning cool stuff about how and where the beers were made
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Madelaine Woodhouse we try to keep things short but it was a shame to cut so much out. We'll be going back to all these breweries though so we'll get more out soon.
Elduderino1378 (2 years ago)
Nice, more to add to my list to try. Would you consider doing a same kind of episode in the Netherlands?? We have seen some really nice breweries and beers emerge the last couple of years. Example brouwerij het ij, Jopen, etc
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Elduderino1378 we're planning to come over this year! We get lots of comments saying we should come and we love Jopen, De Molen and Kompaan.
Maracuja05 (2 years ago)
Another great video mate! Thanks very much. I can absolutely recoomend a trip to Soy and visit Fantôme. They do a great job over there!
Maracuja05 (2 years ago)
Soy is the "town" where Fantome brews. Its actually a small village far from the big cities, but definitely worth it. But always call in a few days before to check if they are open.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
Oh man we have had some wonderful fantome beers! We don't know soy but we'll make it our business to!
Jasongvl - (2 years ago)
If you like the 'wet hops' / 'green-hopped' beers you should visit Kent for our next Green Hop Festival (but it's technically not a festival). Some great Kentish beers, only available for around 2 ish weeks in the year. Great stuff. Here's last year's page: http://kentgreenhopbeer.com/
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Jasongvl - looks awesome. We'll try to get involved this year!
Gabe Yates (2 years ago)
Can you please do more tastings I mean I love all of your videos but tastings are the best
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
You mean the sofa session stuff? Much more planned so hope so!
Mark Cooke (2 years ago)
great selection, love De Dolle, especially their stout. My other fav is probably the Ellezelloise brewery's beers, great stuff and good story behind each beer. Did a vertical tasting of Still Nacht '14 & '15 at Christmas, both delicious, but the '14 was sublime, it had lost some of the harsh alcohol edge and was very drinkable.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
We think it's better with some age. Look out for the barrel aged version - he pulled some in the video and it's amazing.
Willie THOM (2 years ago)
just stick to belgian beer the best by miles
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
Lots of hop heads will disagree! But it's a pretty good philosophy
Tasting Nitch (2 years ago)
Killin it, Jonny! Some of my favorite places, and Brad chose the best out of the four (Pierre is a genius), although that wet hopped beer sounds like a must have for the new year for me. Cheers!
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Tasting Nitch cheers Nitch! The Brad has taste and so do you, though of those four I'd go for Arabier every time...
Kevin Desmet (2 years ago)
Geradin? Really? Try Girardin perhaps? ;)
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Kevin Desmet well that one is embarrassing.
dannyzep92 (2 years ago)
I wish I could try some of those beers being in America makes that difficult.
Jacob Talamantes (2 years ago)
+dannyzep92 You can get Telquin! I don't know about the others though. Good some bottle shops in your area.
dannyzep92 (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel absolutely agree with that and vice versa!
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+dannyzep92 yeah sorry for rubbing your face in it... hopefully some day these beers will come across the pond!
Darkvine (2 years ago)
Don't want to nitpick but... The label says Goedendag, not Gouden Dag, 'goedendag' was a medieval blunt weapon used in a famous medieval battle to fight the french occupation. Gouden Dag means 'golden day', not the same thing.
Darkvine (2 years ago)
+Endrikh Darkvine CXVI And now that I'm at it, "De Dolle Arabier." actually means "The Mad Arab." :D
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Endrikh Darkvine CXVI feel free! Apologies for the erroneous space.
Jarastlad (2 years ago)
Flanders : done (and well done, these are amazing brews and brewers !). Brussels & Wallonia ? We want to see you !
Jarastlad (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel Dangerous place that is ... you pop down for a beer at 7 pm and end up going back to your place at 3 am. Deal !
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Jarastlad I'll endeavour to let you know! We always go for drinks at Moeder Lambic too so either place...
Jarastlad (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel Well ... I was excpecting the video (and I'm working so, better do something else right ?). Cool, I guess you'll post the info on FB ? I wouldn't mind a trip to the brewery myself actually ... ^^
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Jarastlad thought you'd be the first to comment on this one! We'll be back in Belgium in Feb as we're picking up some Cantillon. Maybe then!
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
What Belgian microbreweries do you know that deserve to be known by everyone?
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Tractor Fun we were thinking much smaller guys, but all do great beer! Especially Bosteels!
VinnyVv (2 years ago)
I recommend Bosteels, De Landtsheer and De Ryck for some good tripels and others.
remco bloem (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel Reinaert which is technically brewed at de PROEFbrouwerij which brews for small independent breweries. Their stuff is amazing :)
Belgian BeerGeek (2 years ago)
+The Craft Beer Channel You absolutely should! They have been a rolemodel to a lot of newer breweries
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Belgian BeerGeek been to most of these! We even went to Verzet on this trip. De Ranke is one we're really keen to get to though.

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