REMEMBERING D-DAY: JUNE 6, 1944

On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops. (Source: Army.mil)

BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL remembers the brave soldiers that gave all in the defense of Liberty and Freedom against evil and tyranny. We would like to honor all those who gave up their lives for the ultimate sacrifice. We also salute those who survived that fateful day and still are breathing today. All of us owe you a TREMENDOUS debt of gratitude. We thank you for your bravery and service to your country… May GOD bless you.

Sincerely,

Belgian Beer Journal

 

MAY 29, 2017: BREWVIEW ON CAULIER 28 IMPERIAL STOUT

Now this is a treat for us! About 2 weeks ago, our good friend Stu Stuart of BELGIAN BEER ME! BEER TOURS OF BELGIUM informed us that a care package was on its way to us. He said “I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but the beers I am sending you are very special.”

MEMORIAL DAY: REMEMBERING THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS

The flag flies over this land of the brave and the free
as a symbol of the liberty enjoyed by you and me.
It flutters in the breeze of a quiet afternoon
reflecting sounds of battles in which men died too soon.

The flag flies overhead in cities and in towns
where people seek a haven from worlds turned upside-down.
It tries, gallantly, to honor, on quiet afternoons,
memories of warriors — young men who died too soon.

The flag flies overhead — unseen, by some, it seems,
who hurry on their separate ways in search of private dreams.
It waves farewell then, it appears, with the rise of the evening moon,
it gently reaches out to touch the men who died too soon.

By John Posey


MAY 20, 2017: BREWVIEW ON LA TRAPPE ISID’OR

We are excited to bring to you our second BrewView from La Trappe. Our first was from September 8, 2014 on La Trappe Quadrupel. This new BrewView was very much overdue…

APRIL 16, 2017: EASTER 2017 SPECIAL – BREWVIEW ON TRAPPIST WESTVLETEREN 12 VINTAGE 2013

Now this is something special. A very rare bottle of TRAPPIST WESTVLETEREN 12 – VINTAGE 2013 to BrewView! Our humblest thanks go out to Stu Stuart of Belgian Beer Me! Beer Tours of Belgium for sending us this revered beer to reacquaint ourselves with again for the second time within a year!

MARCH 31, 2017: BREWERY SPOTLIGHT- BROUWERIJ DER SINT-BENEDICTUSABDIJ DE ACHELSE KLUIS

We are super excited to bring to you our second installment in our new BrewView series called “BREWERY SPOTLIGHT”! Although I was raised Catholic, I am now a Born-Again, Holy Spirit filled non-denominational Christian. However, I have recognized the centuries-old tradition of the Lenten Beer Fast, and have abstained from eating food for a few days at a time, but never for the full 40-46 days. As we thought about this Holy season, we thought about exactly what Trappist Ales would we celebrate it with? Of course, with ales from a brewery that we have not enjoyed since 2001!

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FOR MARCH 2017