Belgian Beer Quest

The stories behind some of the world’s greatest beers

Latest Episodes

Find out what makes belgian beer so special

Episode 9 – Zythology With Sofie

Zythology: Mastering Belgian Beer

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Episode 8 – St. Bernardus

St. Bernardus: History and Mystery in Watou

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Episode 7 – Rochefort

Rochefort: the Power of Place and Silence

Show Notes:

Inside the walls of the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, located in the beautiful Ardennes Forest near Rochefort, Belgium, Trappist monks brew the Rochefort 6, 8, and 10 beers. But other than a small sign and a few dusty bottles behind one of the abbey windows, visitors might never know that this is the place that produces some of the most legendary beers in the world.
This “silent approach” makes the quest to unravel the magic of Rochefort even more compelling. Join host Nate Cairney as he travels to a beautiful part of Belgium to seek a deeper understanding of the mysteries behind Rochefort – including why what you don’t see is sometimes the most important thing of all.

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Belgian Beer Quest Launch Party Audio Promo

In honor of the Belgian Beer Quest Podcast series launch, we are inviting you to the Belgian Beer Quest Launch Party and Tasting at De Belgian Bistro in Weilerbach, Germany on November 7th, 2019.  Host Nate Cairney will be on hand to talk to fans and pass on his knowledge of Belgian beer.  We will also have a beer tasting with some little known Belgian beers and a few surprises along the way.  Space is limited, so register today at


Belgian Beer Quest Launch Party And Tasting November 7, 2019

Belgian Beer Quest Launch Party and Tasting RSVP

Event Date and Time: 7 November, 2019 at 6 PM (CET)
Event Address: De Belgian Bistro, Danziger Strasse 10, Weilerbach, Rheinland-Pfalz 67685 Germany

Join Ear Blitz host Nate Cairney and Military in Germany for the must attend event of the year. The Belgian Beer Quest Podcast Launch Party will introduce you to some of the best beers in Belgium you have never heard of.

– 5 Belgian samples
– Finger Foods/tapas
– The Beer Knowledge from guest speakers
– Surprise Bonus

Payment will be accepted at event.

For taxi service, Ramstein Yellow Cab is our partner for the event.  Taxi reservations: 0176 64 99 82 92

You must be registered to attend this event.  Registration is now closed.

Episode 6 – Lindemans

Lindemans: the Magic of Lambic Beers

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Episode 5 – Chimay

Chimay: Big Beer, Bigger Heart

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Episode 4 – Orval

Inside the Golden Valley: Orval

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Join us for the Journey

Belgian Beer Quest illuminates the people, places, histories, and mysteries behind legendary Belgian beers like Westvleteren, Orval, and others. In our quest to understand what makes these beers so special, we take you to monasteries, villages, and rarely seen breweries in a small, beautiful, and often unassuming country. Take a deep dive into one of the richest and most authentic beer cultures in the world. Join us on Belgian Beer Quest.

Your Host — Nate Cairney

A writer, renaissance geek, reformed indie rocker and father of three, Nate is passionate about excellent Belgian beer. Originally from the U.S. midwest, he spent five years in Germany searching for the perfect dunkelweizen and another seven years surrounded by hipster beer entrepreneurs in a southwest U.S. mountain town. He spends time in the U.S. and Belgium with his family.

Meet Nate who is part of our podcast production team
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