With a little more than 11 million inhabitants and the size smaller than Kyushu, Belgium is definitely one of the smallest countries in Europe! But with more than 140 breweries and 800 different beers, Belgium is undoubtedly the greatest beer paradise in the world! Brewing beer in Belgium is a noble tradition.
There is no doubt that Belgium is the country of beer. With its widely varying landscape Belgium offers a unique range of beers having the most contrasting tastes and flavors. Nowhere else in the world you can find a larger choice of regional, authentic and colourful beers.
Only in Belgium beer is brewed according to four different fermentation processes:
- bottom fermentation (Pilsner beers or lager)
- top fermentation (Belgian special beers, white beers, abbey and Trappist beers, strong blond, regional beers)
- spontaneous fermentation (gueuze, lambic and other fruit beers);
- combined fermentation (brown-acid beers, South Flemish beers).
Beer has always been deeply rooted in the Belgian culture and tradition and is more than just a drink. One has thirst-quenching beers and special beers, with a second fermentation in the bottle or not, light and strong beers, blond, amber-colored, reddish and brown beers, fruity, bitter and acid beers; in other words beers for everyone and for all occasions.