JULY 14, 2018: BREWVIEW ON GUEUZERIE TILQUIN – QUETSCHE TILQUIN

Hello Belgian Beer Journal fans!

Yes, it’s been a long time (4 months) since our last BrewView. We’ve been a bit busy- we’ve had a logo redesign, front page layout redesign, we’ve hosted private tasting events, and we’re coordinating a very large and upcoming project, to be released (hopefully!) by the end of August 2018.

In the meanwhile, we wanted to publish a very special BrewView on one of the best loved Gueuze blenders in all of Belgium: Gueuzerie Tilquin. We were able to actually score an interview with it’s founder, Pierre Tilquin!

This is a world class beer from a Belgian Gueuze blendery that has gained superstar status in under a decade. Not easy to do in the world of Lambic beer…

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2018!

TO ALL THE COURAGEOUS MEN AND WOMEN SERVING OUR GREAT UNITED STATES, WE AT BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL SALUTE YOU, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO PROTECT US! AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE THESE PAST 242 YEARS, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!

Sincerely,

Gordon A. Ponce
CEO, Belgian Beer Journal

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Fathers are Wonderful People

 Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should…

For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays the bills,
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills…

And Father struggles daily
To live up to “HIS IMAGE”
As protector and provider
And “hero or the scrimmage”…

And perhaps that is the reason
We sometimes get the notion,
That Fathers are not subject
To the thing we call emotion,

But if you look inside Dad’s heart,
Where no one else can see
You’ll find he’s sentimental
And as “soft” as he can be…

But he’s so busy every day
In the grueling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
To his partner and his wife…

But Fathers are just WONDERFUL
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolade of praise,

For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness…

And like OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
He’s a guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
To be ALWAYS ON OUR SIDE.

Helen Steiner Rice


BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL would like to take this time to honor all “Dad’s” everywhere on your day- especially those who serve in the Armed Forces. We salute you… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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

 

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


COMING SOON: A WEBSITE DEDICATED TO ALL THINGS UNIBROUE BY BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL

BELGIAN BEER JOURNAL ANNOUNCES PLANNED UNIBROUE WEBSITE

For immediate release – April 22, 2018

Greetings everyone!

I would like to take this opportunity to formally announce our plans to create a website dedicated to all things Unibroue! There will be “UNIBROUE” link in our main header link bar at our home page promoting it when finished. This website project will take at least 90-120 days to fully complete, due to the amount of BrewViews yet to be published for it.

We will compile all existing BrewViews, Brewery of the Month, and Brewery Spotlight features at Belgian Beer Journal.

The BrewViews that still need to be published are:

BLANCHE DE CHAMBLY
MAUDITE
TROIS PISTOLES
EPHEMERE POMME
VERTICAL TASTING OF DIFFERENT VINTAGES OF 17 GRANDE RESERVE
25TH ANNIVERSAIRE – BLACK FOREST
LA FIN DU MONDE – TEQUILA BARREL AGED
EPHEMERE FRAMBOISE
EPHEMERE CERISE
EAU BENITE
SEIGNEURIALE
1837
QUELQUE CHOSE
FRAISE ET RHUBARBE
VERHAEGHE & UNIBROUE COMPILATION (WHEN AVAILABLE IN 2019)

We are also looking to get an updated interview with Master Brewer of Unibroue, Jerry Vietz. Out first interviews with him were back in December 2014 in tandem with our special 2014 CHRISTMAS BREWVIEW HIGHLIGHT: UNIBROUE’S ÉPHÉMÈRE CRANBERRY.

Stay tuned- this is going to be our biggest and most special project to date!

Santé!

Gordon A. Ponce
CEO- Belgian Beer Journal

Mobile: 1 (530) 949-4023
Email: Gordon@BelgianBeerJournal.com

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