EBBC15 Pre-Conference Excursion Kicks Off, Today!
Oak, Fruit, Hops and More will deliver a full day of inspiration to bloggers & writers
It’s Thursday. Not just any run-of-the-mill Thursday. It’s THAT Thursday. The Thursday that marks the start of the 2015 European Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference pre-conference excursion with the Belgian Family Brewers.
42 EBBC15 conference guests will be treated to a full day of “Innovation Meets Tradition” on this pre-conference excursion that aims to deliver education, adventure, and inspiration about the history of brewing in Belgium. The 22 members of the Belgian Family Brewers association represent a total of more than 3,500 years of experience and tradition in brewing. On today’s excursion, participants will discover how the Belgian Family Brewers differentiate their innovative beers. The theme of today’s itinerary: Oak, Fruit, Hops, and More.
The excursion leaves at 12 noon from Hotel Marivaux and heads, first, to Diepensteyn Castle, the once run-down castle now owned by Brewery PALM. Hops = the main subject of this stop and serves as the first inspirational item on the day’s quest to learn about specialty Belgium beers.
The second stop is at Lindemans Brewery in the heart of Pajottenland and in the hamlet of Vlezenbeek. Guests will learn about the role that Fruit plays in the brewing process.
The third visit on the pre-conference excursion takes writers to the beautiful Dupont Brewery, where MORE beer secrets will be shared with the group.
The final stop on this full day beer tour is at the Dubuisson Brewery, the oldest brewery in Wallonia. The discussion of Oak and wood in beer at Dubuisson aims to dazzle guests as one of the more complex elements that separates good, specialty beer from the rest…
EBBC15 pre-conference excursion guests will be returned to the Hotel Marivaux around 10 pm and in time to rest up before the 2015 conference officially kicks off on Friday. Thanks to the Belgian Family Brewers for orchestrating this powerful, pre-conference excursion!