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Take A Little Trip With Us: To Brussels, to De Halve Maan

Straffe Hendrik Craft Beer in Virginia

Belgium. It’s synonymous with beer.

Okay, maybe that’s not completely true, but it may as well be. Also, chocolate. And waffles. But mostly beer. Belgians love beer. And the rest of the world loves that Belgians love beer, because those beer-loving Belgians make damn good Belgian beer.

We could go on and on all day about the merits of Belgian beer: The Dubbels, and the Tripels, Quadrupels; the Lambics, and the Saisons, and the Framboise. But then you’d be here… all day, which wouldn’t leave any time for drinking. So, I’ll tell you what we’re going to do instead.

We’re going to take a little trip to Belgium, for a tour through the centuries-old, family-owned Bruges brewery: De Halve Maan. Though its origins date back to 1564, De Halve Maan — recognized in the city’s historical record as ‘Die Maene’ — came under the guidance and direction of the Maes family in 1856, when Leon Maes (Or, Henri the First) took ownership of the brewery.

Today, you’ll meet Xavier Vanneste — son of Veronique Maes — veritable Henri the Sixth, for a one-of-a-kind look into the history and innovation behind this iconic Belgian beer brand.

Drink Straffe Hendrik. Drink Belgian beer responsibly.