Germany, Holland and Belgium are renowned for its rich beer culture and are home to some of the world's oldest and most famous breweries. This Beer expedition will offer you a fantastic opportunity to explore brewing traditions, taste a variety of unique beers, and immerse yourself in the heritage of this three countries.
Hamburg will involve visits to craft breweries, beer tastings, and insights into the region's beer history. You can discover a range of beer styles, from traditional German lagers to innovative craft brews. This expedition provide a well-rounded experience, allowing you to appreciate both the beer culture and the city's picturesque landmarks.
Hamburg-style Pilsner: Pilsner is a classic German beer style known for its pale color, crispness, and hop bitterness. Hamburg has its own take on this style, with several local breweries producing refreshing and flavorful Hamburg-style Pilsners.
Altbier: Altbier is a traditional German ale that originated in the region of North Rhine-Westphalia but is also popular in Hamburg. It is a copper-colored beer with a balanced maltiness and a slightly bitter finish.
Weizenbier: Weizenbier, or wheat beer, is a top-fermented beer brewed with a significant portion of wheat. It is known for its cloudy appearance, fruity esters, and banana-like flavors. Many breweries in Hamburg offer their own versions of this popular beer style.
Craft Beer: Like many cities around the world, Hamburg has seen a rise in craft beer breweries in recent years. Craft breweries in Hamburg produce a diverse range of beers, including pale ales, IPAs, stouts, and experimental styles. These beers often showcase unique flavors and innovative brewing techniques.
Cologne, also known as Köln in German, is famous for its beer culture and the style of beer known as Kölsch. Kölsch is a light and crisp beer that originated in Cologne and ispopular both within Germany and internationally.
The beer is traditionally served in a tall, cylindrical glass known as a "Stange."
One unique aspect of Kölsch is the way it is served. In Cologne, it is common for waiters to bring fresh glasses of Kölsch to patrons at breweries and beer gardens without asking, and the empty glasses are continually replaced as long as the customer wants to drink. This service style is known as "Kölsch etiquette."
We will visit some well-known breweries that produce Kölsch include Früh, Gaffel, Reissdorf, and Sünner. These breweries have a long history and play an important role in the local beer scene.
Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, is renowned for its rich beer culture. Beer has played a significant role in Belgian history and society, and Brussels is home to numerous traditional breweries, beer bars, and beer-related events. The city boasts a diverse range of beer styles, from lambics and gueuzes to trappist ales and abbey beers, there is something to suit every beer lover's taste.
Brussels is home to several historic breweries, some of which have been operating for centuries. Cantillon Brewery, located in the Anderlecht district, is one of the most iconic, it will be included in our expedition.
Brussels is dotted with numerous beer bars and cafés, where we will enjoy a vast selection of Belgian beers. Some well-known establishments include Delirium Café, which holds the Guinness World Record for the most beers offered, and Moeder Lambic, known for its extensive craft beer selection. Lets be part of Brussels beer heritage, learn about its history while enjoying traditional and innovative beers at different establishments.
In our expedition we will explore nearby abbeys such as Westmalle, Rochefort, and Orval, and taste their unique brews.
Heineken Experience, will offers us a chance to explore the history and brewing process of Heineken beer. This Experience provides an interactive and immersive journey through the world of Heineken, including historical exhibits, interactive displays, and beer tastings. We will learn about the ingredients used in brewing Heineken, the brewing process itself, and the brand's advertising campaigns throughout the years. The tour also includes a visit to the Heineken bar, where you can enjoy a freshly brewed beer. Apart from the Heineken Experience, Amsterdam is also known for its vibrant beer culture. The city is home to numerous breweries, bars ton explore a wide range of local and international beer options.
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