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Beer Wanderers

Beer Wanderers

It’s officially spring in the Netherlands and we hope that means some warm weather and sunshine. Of course, with Dutch weather, it could mean anything. But we’re optimistically bringing you some beers this month that can be enjoyed anywhere, but especially outside in the sun. Continue Reading

Beers of Breugem

Beers of Breugem

You may have noticed the days are getting longer and the daffodils are poking out of the ground. And this month, Craftd has a beer selection that will bring some spring into your life.
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Breweries Moving Beyond Beer

Craft beer has rapidly expanded since the first breweries started experimenting in the 1980’s. What started with creating delicious version of known beer styles evolved into creating genres and subgenres of beer which make classifications nearly meaningless.
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If You Build It They Will Drink

If You Build It They Will Drink

Belgium has a problem. In particular, the adorable town of Bruges has a problem. It has too much beer.

Actually, it’s not too much beer. It’s too many trucks carrying beer.

De Halve Maan brewery, located for the past 500 years, in the middle of downtown Bruges, would like to expand. But its current brewing location is maxed out.
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Lights, Camera, Beer

Lights, Camera, Beer

Romance may be in the air in February but we’ve got something even better this month: the love of beer and movies.

Every month we hand select an assortment of 4 – 6 different beers from local Dutch breweries. You can order our beer package anytime during the month. We will deliver it on the first Wednesday that falls after your purchase. Like that package? You can order it as many times as you want during the month.

Craftd’s February package brings you a selection of limited edition brews from the Cinema Brewers. These cinema lovers also love craft beer and launched a new custom IPA-style beer based of a movie classic every three months.

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New Year, New Beer

New Year, New Beer

2015 has come and gone, and we welcome the shiny and new 2016. Craftd has a lot in store for you for this new year, so stay tuned.

Every month we hand select an assortment of 4 – 6 different beers from local Dutch breweries. You can order our beer package anytime during the month. We will deliver it on the first Wednesday that falls after your purchase. Like that package? You can order it as many times as you want during the month.

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Texel Brouwerij Review

Texel Brouwerij Review

It’s the largest of the islands in the Wadden Sea -as well as the most populated- and Texel is the only one with a brewery. I joined the throng of German tourists over the summer to check out the island and, of course, the beer.

Several hundred years ago, what is now Texel was actually two islands, Texel and Eierland. The Dutch, being the Dutch, poldered them together in the 17th century into one island.

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Beer Floats Recipe

Beer Floats Recipe

The tagline for these treats should be “The perfect dessert for an alcoholic with a sweet tooth.”
I came across the idea for the adult version of a root beer float on The Kitchn, one of the many foodie blogs that I like to read.

The premise is simple. Make a root beer float, substitute the root beer with actually beer. Their recipe suggests an oatmeal stout, but they also toss out other options:

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Berliner Weisse Review

Berliner Weisse Review

Berliner Weisse may be the perfect summer drink. Don’t just trust my assessment. While occupying Berlin, Napoleon declared Berliner Weisse the “champagne of the north”. Frederick Wilhelm trained his son to brew it after encouraging the spread of the beverage around Prussia.

Technically the beer is supposed to only be brewed in Berlin, as the name is protected by appellation d’origine contrôlée, the same designation that says champagne can only come from Champagne.

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