A BOOK ABOUT FRENCH FLANDERS BREWERIES STORY
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
While there are hundreds of books on Alsatian breweries, there are no books to date telling the Flemish brewing story. It’s done now!
On 20 September 2018, the book “Brasseries de Flandre” was published in the Book Marsh in Hazebrouck.
This book (the only one to date) tells the history and landscape of breweries in French Flanders. We learn how breweries have experienced growth and decline, at the rate of wars and economic crises.
While in 1900 Flanders had more than 220 breweries, there are only one: the Brasserie des 3 Monts!
“This book makes it possible to engrave in the marble stories and anecdotes of brewers, not to forget our inheritance. Through this book, I wanted to leave to future generations a trace of what my grandfather Pierre Ricour (founder of 3 MONTS) and his brewing friends had put a life to build. Pierre Marchica, President of Brasserie des 3 Monts, behind this initiative.
National drink for millennia, beer is part of the daily Flemish. Discover the epic of Flemish breweries: secrets of manufacture, evolution of customs and habits of consumption, local customs, Flemish gastronomy, the daily life of the brewers, the heritage …
In summary :
– The origins of beer
– The manufacture of beer
– The golden age of Flemish breweries
– The breweries of Flanders today
– The Flemish spirit
Written by Marie-Hélène Chaplain, with the precious help of Hubert Bogaert, passionate tegestophile, this book put on sale by Editions du Chêne brings together many anecdotes from the daily life of brewers and archival documents. A good Christmas gift idea, on sale here