This book offers a complete overview of all thirty Belgian abbey beers. Where is the rich patrimony of Belgian abbey beers rooted? What are the remarkable stories about this authentic, labour-intensive product. In which way are Trappist beers different from the others? In Belgian Trappist and Abbey Beers, Jef Van den Steen unravels the different stages in the production process of the beers and talks very passionately about the origin and development of the various breweries within the walls or under the license of the abbey. Each brewery is presented with practical information, different types of beer, and the author always includes tips for tourists. Photographer Andrew Verschetze magnificently captures the beers from the barrel to the glass.
As a brewer and an expert on beers, Jef Van den Steen is an authority in his field. He has published a number of books and writes for Zytholoog and Bier Passie Magazine, amongst others. He regularly gives lectures on beer. Andrew Verschetze is a culinary photographer. He has provided the images for many cookery books and is the owner of a graphic design company.