Tag Archives: France

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 11: Fleurac Bière De Noël

Today we visit France to explore the beer from a relatively-new brewery, La Brasserie de Fleurac, opened in 2008. Fleurac’s inspiration in their brewing stems from multiple sources—Belgium and the U.S. among them (their La Blonde is a California-inspired pale ale, for instance, spiced with elder flowers), and offer a line-up worth seeking out. Accordingly the pick for today is their La Bière de Noël (alternatively Bière d’Hiver, “Winter Beer”) which is based on their Tripel … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 4: Castelain Ch’Ti de Noël

The French have a wonderful Christmas tradition, particularly rich in food (bûche de Noël anyone? In fact I’d love to have a beer based on this!), but France is not generally known as much for its beers. Fortunately there are a growing number of breweries that are endeavoring to change this; while France may always be known as a wine nation first, good beer is making inroads. So today’s Advent calendar pick come from Brasserie … Continue reading →

French Beer Week: The Overview of Beer in France

When one thinks of the beers of France, it’s usually the Bières de Garde of the Northeast that come to mind—but in reality, there’s a whole thriving ecosystem of beer not just limited to one style or one region of the country. France may be best known for wine, but beer has a surprisingly large presence when you start looking for it. This Seattle Beer Examiner article is a good primer, though the numbers it … Continue reading →

The Session #32: Eastern Beers

It’s the first Friday of the month again and that means it’s time for beer bloggers to collectively pool their efforts and write about a common topic—that’s right, it’s another month of The Session! This month’s topic comes to us from Girl Likes Beer, and she’s picked a geographically interesting topic: Eastern Beers. You are probably wondering what I mean by that. So let me explain. My goal is to try at least one beer … Continue reading →