02 September 2007

Belgian beer knights

Looks like we're not the only knights who love beer. Okay, so we're not "official" knights, but it turns out that there is an official knighthood pertaining to beer. That knighthood is conferred by Belgium, and it is called the Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs (in English, the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mashstaff). It is conferred to those who promote the traditions and nobility of the Belgian brewers' trade

NPR had this segment on yesterday's Morning Edition about Bill Catron, beer sommelier at Washington D.C.'s Brasserie Beck, who is the latest American to become a Knight of the Brewers' Mashstaff.

I wonder if there's a way to start a write-in campaign for Ted Miller of Brugge Brasserie.

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