The Sint Stefanus Monastery
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While not a Trappist beer, as it is no longer brewed within the walls of a monastery, St. Stefanus still has a strong monastic history. Originally brewed at the Sint Stefanus Monastery located in the heart of the Belgian city of Ghent, St. Stefanus can trace its heritage as far back as 1295. Today, because of its monastic origins, St. Stefanus is known as an abbey beer. True to this category, our beer has a rich and distinctive taste that arises from its age-old recipe - one that is now protected by the Van Steenberge family brewery.

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HORECA 2012 – From the...
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The annual HORECA expo is Belgium's biggest exhibition for hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs and gives local breweries the chance to meet the outlets that sell their beers.

This is an incredibly important way for brewers to pass on their passion to the people who ultimately interact with the consumer. After all, as Krishan Maudgal from Maudgal Int. BVBA says, the shelves that hold a selection of beers can’t talk…

[The shelves] don’t tell you what makes the beer so special. HORECA is a channel where you are able to...

True or False? Common Beer...
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Many more people are beginning to explore the world of craft beer, and while there is a plethora of information out there, not all of it is true.

In fact, quite a few ‘beer myths’ persistently present themselves to new beer drinkers. While these often simply represent out-dated thinking, they can, unfortunately, be very confusing…

Beer Myth #1: Beer should always be served ice cold
While we’d never dispute how refreshing a cold beer can be on a hot day, this is one myth that should not be applied to craft beers...

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