Totally awesome – we get to present at De Librije’s Chef®Evolution!

Jonnie and Thérèse Boer You may recall an earlier blog post about Dutch restaurant De Librije (3 Michelin Star, #38 World’s Best Restaurant) in Zwolle launching a beer menu, next to the wine menu. Together with my colleague Willem Habing we presented a tasting for De Librije’s sommeliers which led to this menu. What we ...

‘THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE, SO WE DID IT’ – hops from Amsterdam instead of tulips.

I guess one of the things craft beer aficionados like most about the new wave of brewers is the fact they do not take ‘no’ for an answer easily. Pushing envelopes seems more rule than exception, testing boundaries has become a way of life. Now, that virus is spreading to adjacent ‘industries’. Hop is growing ...

OHIM – ABInBev accused of playing dirty; Heineken quarrels with Jumbo – small brewers win!

It has been both a hilarious as well as a glorious week for beer in the Netherlands, and thus the world. Midweek news hit us on ABInBev being accused of foul play on its former Home Turf, Belgium, which was followed of news that Heineken was quarreling with Jumbo, Holland’s second-largest supermarket. The weekend saw ...