Recipe: Beef stew with brown spiced biscuits & Grimbergen

Taste Belgium

Yes! We are famous for our beer, waffles and French fries… But another total classic is our Belgian stew. You can prepare it in many different ways (ask any Belgian grandmother …. ;-)) So today, I’m sharing one recipe to make it. It was my first time and it went really well! Only I had a bit of bad luck with the meat… sometimes it’s hard to get it soft.

But you have to take your time. You have to have a lot of patience, but your patience will be rewarded, believe me!

What do you need? (4 pers.)

  • 1 spoon of flower
  • a bit of butter
  • 30 cl Grimbergen Blond (BEEERR!!)
  • 1  spoon of mustard
  • 1 kilo beef
  • 4  small onions
  • lots of herbs!
  • pepper and salt
  • oil
  • 3 spoons bouillon
  • 50 g Speculaas (brown spiced biscuits)
 Heat the oil (small pieces) and put your onions…

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Akita Prefecture Beer Tasting: Tazawako Beer-Kölsch


The great thing about AOI BEER STAND in Miyuki Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, is that they not only serve their own craft beers, that is those brwed by Aoi Brewing Co., but also offer all kinds f other Japanese craft beers on tap!


This time they hserve on tap a Germnan-style Kölsch craft beer produced by tazawako Beer Co. in Akita Prefecture!


Served on tap
Barley, malt, hop, yeast
Alcohol: 5 %
Clarity: slightly smoky (normal considering live yeast and being unfiltered), very clean
Color: light orange
Bubbles: very fine bubbles, creamy, longish head, white
Aroma: light and refreshing. Bread
Taste: very light, fresh and fruity attack.
Bread, oranges.
Ends up on a drier note with a little welcome acidity.
Tends to become fruitier with food.

Overall: very refreshing beer for all seasons, unlees you prefer to drink it chilled in summer Frankly speaking there is no need…

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