Philip Vandenbruhle: “Belarus needs to develop local breweries. There will be no culture without them ”
It is no secret that the Belgian brewing school is one of the most respected. The Belgians, however, did not come to this immediately. There was a time when beer consumption and the number of independent breweries were unusually low. Pivo.by journalist met with the Honorary Consul of Belgium in Belarus, Philip A.G. Vandenbruhle, and talked about the traditions, culture and prospects of cooperation between the countries.
– Tell us about yourself. What do you work with and how did you end up in Belarus?
– I was born in the city of Bruges and now I live in two countries, as it were. I am in Minsk for a week, and I spend the rest of the month in my own country. Continue reading
Beer is one of the favorite alcoholic drinks in the world. Of course, this ancient and respected drink has earned its own international day, which since 2007 began to be celebrated on the first Friday of August. But in fact, this day is just an easy warm-up before a whole series of autumn beer festivals that will take place throughout Europe.
HB Style has gathered eight of the most prominent beer festivals in late summer and early fall in Ukraine and the world, which are worth visiting in 2019.
In the case of Odessa, the quote “If there was a sea of beer” takes on almost direct meaning. In the spa town at the height of the holiday season, more than 300 representatives of private breweries, pubs and beer restaurants from all over Ukraine will present their most delicious beer. What about snacks? For beer, of course, traditional Black Sea gobies and shrimps will be very good, but in fact, a rich food court with a huge variety of dishes will unfold here. Continue reading