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Beer in Belgium

Beer and food is a match hard to beat

You may have tried a wine-pairing meal, but how about matching your gourmet food with a pint of beer?

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012, 12:00am

Thirsty work: how trial and error delivered Grande results

El Grande Holdings owner James 'J.R.' Robertson was born and educated in the San Francisco area. After graduating from University of the Pacific - where he picked up a taste for beer - and a period of training for the US Army Reserves, he joined Bank of America in 1969. His finance career lasted 27 years and brought him to Hong Kong.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

From beer to eternity

Some long-time beer drinkers in the city feel that mainstream beverages such as Carlsberg, Heineken and San Miguel remain predominant outside of a few select outlets, and that's something they would certainly like to see changed.

Despite the buzz, Hongkongers drink only four litres each a year of wine and 21.9 litres of beer.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Call to the bench

Hong Kong's first Belgian beer hall, Frites (right), has opened in Central. The 4,000 sq ft space has banquet tables and bench seating for 85 and is open for breakfast from 8am until the bar closes at 3am. The drinks list is impressive, with five Belgian beers on draught and 25 bottled selections, including abbey and Trappist beers and Hoegaarden.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Spiritual home of the world's beer drinkers

BELGIUM IS AN illustrious beer nation. In terms of quality, its brews match the best of Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic.

However, for sheer diversity, Belgium is a world champion.

Here in Hong Kong, one doesn't have to travel very far for a foaming draft or glass of something refreshing and distinctly Belgian.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Brewery brings tradition to HK

BEER drinkers in Hong Kong may soon be able to watch their favourite Belgian ales being brewed as they sit at the bar.

A Belgian brewery is scouting for premises to open the territory's first 'micro-brewery' - a pub where beer is brewed on the premises.

Sterkens Brouwerij (Brewery) aims to launch the project within six or eight months.

15 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Don't just ask for a beer - check the list of 500 brews

ALLEZ, MANNEKE! Let's have a beer! Few Belgians would turn down a suggestion like that.

But if you went into one of the thousands of bars and simply asked for une biere or een biertje you would get one of those pils-style lagers which taste much the same anywhere - and you would be missing out on one of the best treats the country has to offer.

15 Nov 1993 - 12:00am