Netherlands: Utrecht beer history (Part 2)

Netherlands: Utrecht beer history (Part 2)

In part two of this article we turn our attention to another important group in society: the church and their influence in beer history on Utrechts Oudegracht, the canal that runs through the city center.

Netherlands: Utrecht beer history (Part 1)

Netherlands: Utrecht beer history (Part 1)

Trijn van Leemput is a legendary figure in Utrecht. She also brings us to beer as Trijns husband Jan Jacob was a brewer. The Leemputs lived on Oudegracht 17 in a house called 'Die Vergulde Craen' (The Golden Tap).

Netherlands: Revival of Cluyn beer

Netherlands: Revival of Cluyn beer

Some Dutch cities made beers that were of high quality and gained notoriety outside the city walls. Certain types of beer became synonymous with they city it was from, like Cluyn from Groningen.

Greece, Peloponnese: Domaine Dereskos

Greece, Peloponnese: Domaine Dereskos

No, we could not decline an invitiation for a vineyard tour and wine tasting at Domaine Dereskos, a family business that is located right outside the small town of Gargaliani in the Messene region of the Peloponnese.

Beer Class: Dry-hopped Lagers

Beer Class: Dry-hopped Lagers

The craft beer (r)evolution has initiated another exciting new beer trend: the dry-hopped lager. Dry-hopping was undoubtedly connected to top-fermented beers, until the breakthrough of the India Pale Lager. 

Netherlands: Amsterdam beer history

Netherlands: Amsterdam beer history

A good read for beerlovers who plan a visit to Amsterdam and are curious about the city's beer history that was heavily influenced by German merchants from Hamburg.

Slovenia: Winetours in a country with a rich winemaking history

Slovenia: Winetours in a country with a rich winemaking history

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or someone who enjoys the odd droplet with their meal, a visit to Slovenia may quickly transform you from the latter into the former. 

Netherlands: Wine harvest season in southern Limburg

Netherlands: Wine harvest season in southern Limburg

No doubt the best time to visit any wine region is during harvest season. Not many people will think of The Netherlands as your typical wine country but “the times they are a changin".

Netherlands: Rotterdam Beer Guide (Part 2)

Netherlands: Rotterdam Beer Guide (Part 2)

Rotterdam has become an increasingly popular visitor’s destination and recently even got its own Lonely Planet city guide! Check out our craft beer tips in the neighborhoods just outisde the city center.

Netherlands: Rotterdam Beer Guide (Part 1)

Netherlands: Rotterdam Beer Guide (Part 1)

When you think of Rotterdam, it’s probably not the craft beer scene but the modern and daring architecture that first comes to mind. Well, think agian...

Greece, Zakynthos: Levante Brewery

Greece, Zakynthos: Levante Brewery

Since 2017 there is an extra reason to visit the isle of Zakynthos as Levante brewery started producing that year. The charming small brewery near Xigia is well worth a visit!

Netherlands: Wines from Mergelland (PDO)

Netherlands: Wines from Mergelland (PDO)

Way too often we see people raising eyebrows when we talk about the knowledge of making wines in The Netherlands. But did you know that viticulture in Limburg is proven from the early Middle Ages?

New sponsor: Wauters Hulst!

New sponsor: Wauters Hulst!

Good news! Our friends from Wauters Hulst BV have also joined the Tasty Tales tribe! The name might not be familiar to you, but we're pretty sure you appreciate the beers they import and distribute.

France, Saint-Chinian: Fête du Cru

France, Saint-Chinian: Fête du Cru

The market square in the charming village of Saint-Chinian is the place to be when the tents go up for the Fête du Cru. Purchase your tasting glass and sample all the good wines local winemakers have to offer!

Netherlands: Two Trappist breweries

Netherlands: Two Trappist breweries

Out of twelve Trappist breweries which exist in the world, two can be found in the south of the Netherlands. La Trappe and Zundert Trappist both bear the label of “Authentic Trappist Product”.

Greece, Zakynthos: Art & Wine Winery

Greece, Zakynthos: Art & Wine Winery

While spending your holidays on the beautiful isle of Zakynthos in Greece you might stumble upon a number of vineyards. We visited a local winery named Gkoumas Estate, Art & Wine Winery.

New sponsor: Bier Authentiek!

New sponsor: Bier Authentiek!

Right before the summer holidays our friends from Bier Authentiek BV have joined the Tasty Tales tribe! By sponsoring us we will be able to shoot more interesting breweries in Holland and Belgium and that's not only good news for us, but also for you!