The English edition of the Petit Futé’s Belgian Beers is out now!
Petit Futé’s classic guide – now in its fifth edition – is an essential companion for anyone interested in finding out more about these wonderful beers, the brewers that make them, and the cafés and restaurants that serve them. This new translation also includes, for the very first time, a map/gazeteer of breweries in Belgium and a section on where to find Belgian beers in the UK.
Belgian beers are known and admired throughout the world. As exports grow, so, too, does the beers’ reputation among beer lovers who appreciate the tradition, creativity, quality and diversity of Belgian brewing. Belgian Beers is a handy, easy-to-use and attractively illustrated guide that will demystify the Belgian brewing world and the wide range of beers and beer styles that it offers.
The main chapters of the guide:
The introductory Discovering Belgian Beer chapter includes a short history of brewing from the discovery of fermentation to the present day and a description of the way that beer is made. There are tips on how best to serve Belgian beer and match it with food, and there are some mouth-watering recipe ideas. And there is a list of some of Belgium’s most important beer festivals.
At the heart of the guide is the Beers and Breweries chapter. This offers an A to Z of beers with concise, accessible tasting notes, and another A to Z section gives brief histories of many of Belgium’s breweries and their beers.
Favourite Places at the end of the guide is a selection of cafés, restaurants, shops and places to visit in Belgium that will appeal to discerning beer lovers. And not just in Belgium either. There are also tips for British fans of Belgian beer on where to buy and enjoy their favourite tipple without having to cross the Channel.