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Beer sellers: La cave à bulles, Paris

First published in Beers of the World December 2008

La cave à bulles, Paris

Regular readers will already know that not all French beer comes from multinational-owned Alsatian fizz factories, but even if you’ve encountered the odd bière de garde or Breton brew, you probably have little idea of the scope and breadth of […]

Bailleux Cuvée des Jonquilles

From the archive: First published in the Oxford Bottled Beer Database May 2002. Beer sellers: Cave à bulles

ABV: 7% Origin: Gussignies, Nord, France

Bailleux Cuvée des Jonquilles

‘Daffodil harvest’, a bottle-conditioned blond ale with a suitably floral label full of the cheer of spring, comes from an artisanal brewery at the Baron brewpub […]

St Rieul Bière brune sur lie

Beer sellers: Cave à bulles

ABV: 7% Origin: Trumilly, Oise (Picardie), France Website: www.st-rieul.com

St Rieul bière brune sur lie avec sa medaille d'argent de Concours Général d'Agricole, Paris 2011

The single frog on the label of these impressive beers from northern France refers to a sweet little parable about standing out from the […]

Tri Martolod Blonde Artisanale

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 […]

Thiriez La Rouge Flamande

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 […]

Rabourdin Bière de Brie Ambrée

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 […]