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Belgian Beer Quest illuminates the people, places, histories, and mysteries behind legendary Belgian beers like Westvleteren, Orval, and others. In our quest to understand what makes these beers so special, we take you to monasteries, villages, and rarely seen breweries in a small, beautiful, and often unassuming country. Take a deep dive into one of the richest and most authentic beer cultures in the world. Join us on Belgian Beer Quest.

Belgian Beer Quest illuminates the people, places, histories, and mysteries behind legendary Belgian beers like Westvleteren, Orval, and others. In our quest to understand what makes these beers so special, we take you to monasteries, villages, and rarely seen breweries in a small, beautiful, and often unassuming country. Take a deep dive into one of the richest and most authentic beer cultures in the world. Join us on Belgian Beer Quest.
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Belgian Beer Quest illuminates the people, places, histories, and mysteries behind legendary Belgian beers like Westvleteren, Orval, and others. In our quest to understand what makes these beers so special, we take you to monasteries, villages, and rarely seen breweries in a small, beautiful, and often unassuming country. Take a deep dive into one of the richest and most authentic beer cultures in the world. Join us on Belgian Beer Quest.

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Episodes

#009 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - Zythology with Sofie

12/3/2019
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Zythology: Mastering Belgian Beer The quest to experience legendary Belgian beer sometimes leads to unexpected revelations - like the existence of a profession called zythology. Zythologists are essentially master beer sommeliers, and their existence - which is relatively new - is incredibly meaningful for a variety of reasons. Join host Nate Cairney as he digs into the subject of zythology and why it is matters in the context of Belgian beer. Along the way, you’ll meet Belgian zythologist...

Duration:00:21:44

#008 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - St. Bernardus

11/13/2019
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St. Bernardus: History and Mystery in Watou Show Notes With a range of excellent beers that consistently show up on “best of" lists around the world, St. Bernardus is a strong Belgian brewery. Yet its history is inextricably linked to that of Trappist powerhouse Westvleteren, which has led many to wonder how - and how closely - the beers are related. Join host Nate Cairney as he travels to the heart of Flemish Belgium to unravel some of the brilliant mysteries surrounding St. Bernardus....

Duration:00:22:36

#007 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - Rochefort

10/28/2019
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Rochefort: the Power of Place and Silence Show Notes: Inside the walls of the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, located in the beautiful Ardennes Forest near Rochefort, Belgium, Trappist monks brew the Rochefort 6, 8, and 10 beers. But other than a small sign and a few dusty bottles behind one of the abbey windows, visitors might never know that this is the place that produces some of the most legendary beers in the world. This "silent approach" makes the quest to unravel the magic of...

Duration:00:22:15

Belgian Beer Quest Launch Party

10/21/2019
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In honor of the Belgian Beer Quest Podcast series launch, we are inviting you to the Belgian Beer Quest Launch Party and Tasting at De Belgian Bistro in Weilerbach, Germany on November 7th, 2019. Host Nate Cairney will be on hand to talk to fans and pass on his knowledge of Belgian beer. We will also have a beer tasting with some little known Belgian beers and a few surprises along the way. Space is limited, so register today at https://earblitz.com/launchparty/. We hope to see you there!

Duration:00:01:28

#006 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - Lindemans (Lambics)

10/8/2019
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Lindemans: the Magic of Lambic Beers Show notes Lindemans is one of Belgium’s oldest and most respected beer brands. Its lambic beers are world-famous, and the business has been run by a member of the Lindemans family for six generations - for almost 200 years. Join host Nate Cairney as he delves into the Lindemans story, which is fascinating and fraught with adventure, persistence, happy accidents and innovation. You'll also learn more about an incredible - almost magical - process known...

Duration:00:20:55

#005 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - Chimay

9/24/2019
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Chimay: Big Beer, Bigger Heart Show notes In many ways, the story of Chimay is most unexpected. Chimay is a global brand. Its four beers are synonymous with excellence and available around the world. But at heart, the Chimay story is about how goodness is born, how it grows, and how it perseveres even through the darkest times. Join host Nate Cairney as he delves into the amazing story of Chimay. Along the way, you’ll encounter refugee monks, the disappearance of a nearly century-old...

Duration:00:25:58

#004 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - Orval

9/10/2019
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Inside the Golden Valley: Orval Show notes With an unwavering commitment to excellence and a compassionate Trappist heart, Orval may well be the most respected brewery in Belgium. Orval, with its one beer, is also reminiscent of a Zen - or Trappist - riddle. How can one thing, the one Orval beer, contain such multitudes? Join Nate Cairney as he travels to the beautiful valley of Orval in a quest to see where one of the world’s best beers is made. Learn more about Orval’s fascinating...

Duration:00:27:11

#003 Belgian Beer Quest - Return to Westvleteren

8/30/2019
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Return to Westvleteren Show Notes On a warm early summer day in Flanders, something extraordinary occurred. The cloistered monks at Westvleteren, who produce three legendary beers and who are famously reclusive, called a press conference. Something big was brewing. Host Nate Cairney was fortunate enough to be invited to the press conference. Join him for a rare treat as Belgian Beer Quest enters the gates of the famous Westvleteren abbey. Along the way, you’ll learn more about...

Duration:00:11:44

#002 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - St. Feuillien

8/30/2019
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A Classic Belgian Brasserie: St. Feuillien Show notes A Classic Belgian Brasserie: St. Feuillien St. Feuillien just may be the quintessential Belgian brewery. Named after an Irish monk who met a grisly end in a centuries-ago Belgian forest, St. Feuillien today offers a hand-crafted approach to brewing abbey-style ales, five generations of family ownership, a strong national reputation, a growing international reach, and a deep connection to the land around them. In this episode, host...

Duration:00:20:42

#001 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast - Searching for the Holy Grail: Westvleteren 12

8/28/2019
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Westvleteren 12 is consistently ranked one of the best beers – and often THE best – in the world by beer geeks, journalists, and aficionados. Show notes Production of Westvleteren 12 is incredibly limited: distribution is practically nonexistent. The only legal way to purchase it involves making a trip to a remote abbey in the rural north of Belgium. And, until recently, the only way to buy more than a few bottles at a time involved a phone call and the beer-buying equivalent of winning...

Duration:00:28:49

#000 Belgian Beer Quest Podcast Promo

8/21/2019
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New Podcast Takes Listeners to Belgium to Illuminate Legendary Beers - Ask many experts, and they’ll tell you that Belgium is to beer what France is to wine or what Scotland is to single malt whiskey - in other words, the best. However, many of the defining breweries in the small and often unassuming country remain shrouded in mystery. Belgian Beer Quest is a new podcast that highlights the fascinating stories that define some of the top beers in the world. Hosted by Nate Cairney, each...

Duration:00:02:40