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Great British Beer Festival 2007: Bières sans frontières

First published in BEER August 2007.

30th Great British Beer Festival 2007 Earl's Court London CAMRA

The Great British Beer Festival is not only a huge celebration of indigenous real ale but also regularly presents one of the best showcases for international beer you could hope to find. The imported beer bars, collectively known […]

Shongweni Robson’s Durban Pale Ale

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Polo Pony, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Website: www.shongwenibrewery.com

The South African beer market is unsurprisingly almost exclusively dominated by homegrown global brewer SABMiller, but there is a scattering of micros and brewpubs, and the one that’s gained the […]

Coopers Sparkling Ale

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5.8% Origin: Regency Park, South Australia Website: www.coopers.com.au

Coopers Sparkling Ale

The survival of the Coopers brewery with its unique style of Adelaide sparkling ale amidst a tide of amber nectar you wouldn’t give a XXXX for, as recently […]

Asahi Premium Black / Kuronama

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5% Origin: Sumida, Tōkyō, Japan Website: www.asahibeer.co.jp

Asahi Premium Black Kuronama

The Japanese beer market exhibits a taste for dark lagers inherited no doubt from the German brewers who helped set up the country’s brewing industry in the late […]

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 10.6% Origin: Brooklyn, New York, USA Website: www.brooklynbrewery.com

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

The Brooklyn brewery, with its world famous and well travelled head brewer Garrett Oliver, needs little introduction — originally established to revive the pre-Prohibition style of quality […]

Girardin Framboise

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 5% Origin: Sint-Ulriks-Kapelle, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.brouwerijgirardin.com

Girardin Framboise

This traditional lambic brewery in the heart of the Pajottenland, founded in 1882, is especially famed for its unfiltered black label gueuze. Its fruit beers are filtered but far from […]

Dupont Biolégère

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post.

ABV: 3.5% Origin: Tourpes, Hainaut, Wallonie Website: www.brasserie-dupont.com

Dupont Biolégère

Dupont, founded in 1844, is the highest regarded of the traditional farmhouse saison breweries of Hainaut though its talents stretch far beyond the traditional parameters of this sturdy, rustic style. […]

Loterbol Bruin

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post. Top Tastings 2008

ABV: 8% Origin: Diest, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: www.loterbol.be

Café-brouwerij Loterbol

One of a batch of newer microbreweries gradually bringing new techniques and flavours to the Belgian beer scene, Loterbol describes itself as a brewpub — café-brouwerij — […]

St Christoffel Christoffel Blond

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 6% Origin: Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands Website: www.christoffelbier.nl

St Christoffel Christoffel Blond

Another of the Netherlands’ most outstanding beers, this is the flagship brew of St Christoffel, founded by Leo Brand, scion of the Brand […]

Schans Van Vollenhoven & Co's Extra Stout

Bières sans frontières, Great British Beer Festival 2007. Top Tastings 2008. For more selections see previous post. Beer sellers: De Bierkoning

ABV: 7% Origin: Uithoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Website: www.schansbier.nl

Van Vollenhoven poster

Van Vollenhoven’s Extra Stout is arguably one of the best beers currently produced in the Netherlands, and it’s also a piece of […]