Many people have asked me since I started Belgian Beer Journal why Blanche de Chambly was not my first Unibroue beer that I wrote a BrewView on. The answer is simple: even though I enjoyed it since the early 90’s in my previous home base in the San Francisco East Bay, it was not available here in Redding, California until 2016, if you can believe that…
History of Veterans Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
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The Noble and the Brave:
A Veteran’s Day Tribute
When America had an urgent need,
These brave ones raised a hand;
No hesitation held them back;
They were proud to take a stand.
They left their friends and family;
They gave up normal life;
To serve their country and their God,
They plowed into the strife.
They fought for freedom and for peace
On strange and foreign shores;
Some lost new friends; some lost their lives
In long and brutal wars.
Other veterans answered a call
To support the ones who fought;
Their country had requirements for
The essential skills they brought.
We salute every one of them,
The noble and the brave,
The ones still with us here today,
And those who rest in a grave.
So here’s to our country’s heroes;
They’re a cut above the rest;
Let’s give the honor that is due
To our country’s very best.
By Joanna Fuchs
CONSIDER HELPING VETS
Donate to the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs: http://www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow/
Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Donate to FORCE Ministries: http://www.forceministries.com/index.php
21 years ago, I held a 750 ML bottle of Unibroue’s Trois Pistoles Quadrupel for the first time. By this time, I had 14 years of experiencing a wide variety of beers from Belgium. I’ve always said that Quads are my favorite style of beer. But when Unibroue released Trois Pistoles to the beer world, I believe they placed Belgian brewers on notice.
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BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL JOINS FORCES WITH LA BRASSERIE UNIBROUE TO RELEASE “SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE” SITEREDDING, CALIFORNIA
Belgian Beer Journal has published a new site /section dedicated to all things Unibroue. After several months of hard work and collaboration efforts with Master Brewer Jerry Vietz, “SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE” was released on Saturday, September 29, 2018 to a very enthusiastic online reception.
“I always knew that many more BrewViews on the world class Unibroue ales were in our plans. It just made complete sense for us to publish a site that was a fitting tribute to all things Unibroue” Gordon A. Ponce, CEO of Belgian Beer Journal states.The new site highlights the following areas:
- MAIN PAGE
- THE HISTORY OF UNIBROUE
- THE ART OF BREWING
- MEET MASTER BREWER JERRY VIETZ
- ARTWORK, GRAPHICS & PHOTOS FOR UNIBROUE BY BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL
“Belgian Beer Journal is always assured a huge spike in visits to our website and all of our social media pages whenever a Unibroue BrewView is published. The Unibroue Tribute site will be a first in our company’s history, and just a scant few days after its publication, we have seen the level of traction increase tremendously to Belgian Beer Journal. This is of course, due to Unibroue’s stellar global reputation, and above all, the multi-award winning ales that Master Brewer Jerry Vietz and his team produces” Ponce further elaborates.
“SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE” will have a permanent link at Belgian Beer Journal’s home page for new and existing supporters of the brewery. The tribute site is in its first release stage, as more sections and many more BrewViews will be added in the foreseeable future.
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After several months of hard work and collaboration with Unibroue’s Master Brewer, Jerry Vietz, we have finally finished it!
Mind you- there are still many BrewViews to be done, but what we have for now is a pretty great offering!
Check it out: https://belgianbeerjournal.com/a-tribute-to-unibroue/
5 years ago today, Belgian Beer Journal was launched. It was born from a great and a 20-year desire to taste different beers from Belgium and from other countries brewing beers in the classic Belgian styles, and then to write about them.
I actually started this concept in 1995, and I named it THE BEERMASTER’S CAFE. For a short few years, I was in contact with Vanberg & Dewulf, Brewery Ommegang, and Global Beer Network (when it was in California ran by Johnny & Claudine Fincioen) and wrote about their beers. But, life got in the way, and I went down another career path… long story.
JUMP TO THE PRESENT…
As our good friend, Master Brewer Jerry Vietz (of Unibroue) says: “Great beer deserves attention.” We agree wholeheartedly. BelgianBeer Journal.com is a platform where Belgian Beer (and Belgian-style and Belgian-inspired beers) will be showcased. We seek to educate the populace that these beers deserve the respect and accolades that great wines receive. After all, great beer is more complex (and more difficult to produce) than wine is. Our viewpoints on those beers will be fun, idiosyncratic, and thought-provoking.
OUR CORE MISSION & OUR BELIEFS statements found at our ABOUT US page on our website remain steadfast:
We don’t have anything planned for our 5th Anniversary at the moment, due to the fact that we are hurriedly trying to meet our deadline of Saturday September 29, 2018 to post our SANTÉ MES AMIS! – A TRIBUTE TO UNIBROUE site that we have been working at incrementally for several months now.
We do wish to celebrate our milestone in the near future somehow. We’re working on something…
But for now, we wish to thank all of our supporters around the world, and to let you know how much we truly appreciate you!
SANTÉ MES AMIS!
Gordon A. Ponce,
CEO, Belgian Beer Journal