I'm happy to say that I have a 1,000 word article on two
great Belgian breweries in the summer issue of Taps:
The Beer Magazine.
(Photo, above: Davy Spiessens and Glenn Castelein
of Picobrouwerij Alvinne.)
The article, given the title of "Naked Ladies and the Gypsy"
by Taps Art Director, Cary Hyodo, features Picobrouwerij
Alvinne and De Struise Brouwers. Both West Flanders
breweries have been very innovative since their inceptions,
and continue to please the palates of discerning beer lovers
all over the world.
(Photo, above: Urbain Cotteau and Carlo Grootaert
of De Struise Brouwers.)
Alvinne has installed a new brewery in Moen,
West Flanders since I wrote the article.
De Struise Brouwers continues to add to their
Old Schoolhouse brewery in Oostvleteren and
to brew there and at Deca in Woesten.
Taps is available at Barnes and Noble and Borders
stores throughout the U.S. as well as other locations.
The Canadian-based magazine is of course readily
available in that country as well.
Taps is also available for on-line download at
I hope everyone enjoys the article!