Date: Friday, 19 May 2017
Venue: The College Hub
Time: 7.15pm – 9.15pm
Speaker: Bart Verhaeghe
Along with Chocolates, Belgium is well known for the quality its world famous beer. Many beers started in small Abbeys and Monasteries and became so popular that their demand outgrew supply. Belgium is without a doubt a beer country like no other. In more than 160 breweries, give or take a few, countless beers flow into barrels, bottles and cans. What really makes the country unique are the many varieties in which these beers come. From low alcohol to heavy, from clear blond to intensely dark, from sweet and fruity to extremely bitter or sour. Not all of the described beer styles saw the light of day in Belgium but there is simply no country in the world which boasts such a wide range of endemic beer styles and types of fermentation as Belgium. In addition to the classic Belgian beer styles, we are now seeing beer styles that have been imported. Examples include stout and scotch, both very popular in the early heydays of British beers.
We have a selection of seven beers to taste, each of them paired with a type of food that will work very well with it. The seven beers will vary from 5% - 11% abv and in total just under a litre of beer will be consumed during the evening. The matching foods will include meat, cheese and sweets all served in ‘bite sized’ portions. Why and how do the beers and foods pair up? Well, that’s a question Bart hopes to explain during his talk. The evening will close with a raffle in which 6 attendees will each win a Belgian beer glass.
Please note this event is open to Kellogg members only with a maximum of 1 guest each.
Cancellation deadline: Friday 12th of May.