A Traditional Ghent Recipe
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Many of those fortunate enough to visit the Sint Stefanus Monastery in Ghent, would have also been treated to a traditional Belgian meal. On these special occasions, the Monastery chef has been known to prepare a delicious feast of traditional Ghent dishes. One of these signature local dishes is Rabbit with Prunes – a local delicacy made extra special by the addition of St. Stefanus Blonde. Ghent Rabbit with Prunes - 225g prunes, pitted - 3 tbsp flour - 1 rabbit - 2 tbsp butter - 2 tbsp oil - 100g bacon, cubed - 2 onions,...

The St. Stefanus Label
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The label on our St. Stefanus Blonde bottles offers you a wealth of information that goes far beyond simply naming the beer. From the font to the imagery, everything on the label is there to help you discover more about St. Stefanus. Some of the key details: St. Stefanus can be found within the design of our label. For instance, the image of the chalice shows the shape of glass that would be best for bringing out the flavours of our beer. The date of 1295 refers to when the...

The Family of the Van...
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Our beer was first brewed over 700 years ago at the Sint Stefanus Monastery in Belgium. While the monks worked tirelessly to protect their traditional recipe, there inevitably came a time when they were no longer able to brew the beer themselves. It was only then that the recipe was handed over to a local brewery.

The Van Steenberge family brewery was once one of 664 working breweries in the East Flanders region just outside of the city of Ghent. Today it is the only...

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