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Thiriez Blonde d’Esquelbecq

Beer sellers: Abbaye des Saveurs

ABV: 6.5% Origin: Esquelbecq, Nord, France Website:

Thiriez Blonde d'Esquelbecq

Daniel Thiriez began reinventing Northern French beer as far back as 1996. He ploughed a lonely furrow for some years – only from the mid-2000s have other startup breweries in the region dared to brew beyond established traditions. […]

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

Thiriez La Rouge Flamande

Like most place names around Dunkirk, the name Esquelbecq is originally Dutch – it […]

Thiriez Vieille Brune

Top Tastings 2009

ABV: 5.8% Origin: Esquelbec, Nord, France Website:

Brasserie Thiriez

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, […]