Orval Trappist Ale Review

When I decided to review Orval as a follow-up to my Belgian beer article, I knew it would get a high score. In fact, I suspected it might grab my first “perfect” five (well, my first serious one — I’d say that beer deserved a 3.75 or so). But then I asked myself, “Is Orval […]

Beer Basics | The Belgian

Remember last week when I said I was going to become some sort of beer sommelier? Well, that fell apart, so I’m going to jabber on about Belgian beer instead. I was inspired by my homemade ale (reviewed here), which was brewed in the Belgian style but didn’t really taste like it. This made me weep. […]

Giving Thanks with/for Beer

So, what’s on your Thanksgiving drink menu? Wine, perhaps? Or maybe Cider? Wait, did you say water?! That’s it — I submit beer as the holiday beverage of choice! Luckily, I’m here to provide pointers about pairing your holiday meal with the perfect beer. Approach appetizers with a light-bodied beer that goes easy on the […]