FP69: Belgian Beer

by Jennifer Iannolo

Did you know that Stella Artois was originally brewed as a Christmas lager? And that it is crafted by monks in Belgium? Chef Mark and I learned that and a whole lot more as we explored Belgian beer with our new friend Marc Stroobandt, a Master Beer Sommelier who flew in for a special dinner at Markt restaurant in NYC. He offered us some surprising tidbits, as well as some very helpful guidelines for pairing beer with food.

Featured Belgian beers:
Stella Artois
Leffe Blonde
Leffe Brune

Coming later this week: Video with Marc Stroobandt featuring the proper way to pour these beer varieties. Even if you already think you know how, this is worth watching!


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