Published on May 3, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour0
Book a trip to Belgium
Camra’s Good Beer Guide Belgium (eighth edition by Joe Stange and Tim Webb. 368 pp. Pbk. £14.99.
With a diverse range of styles, iconic bars and cafes, and a unique drinking culture, it’s no wonder Belgium is regularly cited as the world’s foremost beer destination. Camra’s Good Beer Guide Belgium has earned an enviable reputation as the definitive guide to the beer, the bars and the breweries – and crucially where to find them – but the best part is the way it’s written in an easy, knowledgeable style full of “wanna-go-there” descriptions.
Belgium is proud of its unique beer culture, not least the many diverse styles of beers, including Flemish reds, saisons, lambics and gueuze; beers with strong traditions in specific areas of the country. The book also features a plethora of stories on the history of Belgian beer and its many quirks, as well as comprehensive advice on getting there, what to eat, where to stay and where to go to bring the best of Belgium’s beer offering back home with you.
The latest Good Beer Guide Belgium is well equipped to help on this journey, with full-colour province-by-province maps and detailed city guides highlighting more than 800 bars, cafés and beer shops. It features hundreds of beers from more than 240 Belgian breweries, completely revised and updated since 2014 by co-authors Webb and Stange.
Sadly, this is Tim Webb’s final Guide to Belgium – but it’s a superb way of saying da-aag.