Tri Martolod Blonde Artisanale
Beer sellers: Cave à bulles
ABV: 4.6% Origin: Konk Kerne, Penn-ar-Bed (Breizh), France Website: www.trimartolod.fr
One of a cluster of small breweries in Celtic Brittany, Tri Martolod — or ‘Three Sailors’, a reference to a Breton folk song — was founded in 1999 in the fashionable seaside […]
Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook January 2009.
ABV: 6% Origin: Lafrançaise, Midi-Pyrénées, France
One of the surprises in store at specialist French beer shop Cave à Bulles in Paris is that craft brewing in France has now spread far beyond its historic home in the North, even to […]
First published in BEER July 2007 as part of a piece on French beer. For more French beers see previous post. Beer sellers: Cave à bulles
ABV: 5.8 per cent Origin: Esquelbecq, Nord, France Website www.brasseriethiriez.ifrance.com
Thiriez La Rouge Flamande
Like most place names around Dunkirk, the name Esquelbecq is originally Dutch – it […]
First published in BEER July 2007 as part of a piece on French beer. For more French beers see previous post.
NOTE: This brewery may since have closed.
ABV: 6.5 per cent Origin: Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, Nord, France
Sources St-Amand Germinal Ambrée
The village of Saint-Amand, in a regional park southeast of Lille, was the […]
First published in BEER July 2007 as part of a piece on French beer.
ABV: 8.5 per cent Origin: St-Sylvestre-Cappel, Nord, France Website www.brasserie-st-sylvestre.com
Saint-Sylvestre 3 Monts
Think of French booze and you first think of wine. But pride in fine regional food and drink is deeply embedded in French culture, and extends to […]
ABV: 7.5% Origin: Courpalay, Seine-et-Marne, France Website: www.biere-de-brie.com
Rabourdin Bière de Brie Ambrée
1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die
Beer sellers: Cave à bulles. An alternative version of this piece appears in the book 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die.
Rarely can beer claim a goût de terroir of […]
Top Tastings 2009
ABV: 5.8% Origin: Esquelbec, Nord, France Website: www.brasseriethiriez.com
Daniel Thiriez seems incapable of making uninteresting beer: everything I’ve tasted from his self-named brewery has had something to say for itself as well as being consistently of high quality. The brewery is in the historic beer country of French Flanders, […]
Originally published in What’s Brewing June 2004
Origin: Saint Sylvestre Cappel, Nord, France ABV: 8 per cent Buy from Specialist shops, beer festivals
Saint-Sylvestre Bière Nouvelle
The low-lying countryside of northern France is dotted with farmhouse breweries. Much of this area was formerly Flanders: Dutch personal and place names are everywhere and the language […]