Episode 8 – St. Bernardus

St. Bernardus: History and Mystery in Watou

Show notes

With a range of excellent beers that consistently show up on “best of” lists around the world, St. Bernardus is a strong Belgian brewery. Yet its history is inextricably linked to that of Trappist powerhouse Westvleteren, which has led many to wonder how – and how closely – the beers are related.

Join host Nate Cairney as he travels to the heart of Flemish Belgium to unravel some of the brilliant mysteries surrounding St. Bernardus. You’ll learn about the perfect beer for a cold, rainy day, the identity of the jolly man on St. Bernardus labels, the truth about the connection between Westvleteren and St. Bernardus, and why a place called Watou might just be better than DisneyWorld.

Helpful Links

St. Bernardus Official Website
Bier! Magazine
Sofie’s World – Belgian Beer Expert Sofie Vanrafelghem

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