Glenn Castelein of Brouwerij Alvinne | The Belgian Smaak Podcast

Through festivals and the knowledge of brewing experts, these brewers were better able to concoct a beverage that is still known today. All of those different tasting, fruity beers, that people love go way back. The mans name was podge and he had four different yeasts that he would bring to festivals for people to try. One of them was very popular and helped shape the flavor of of beer that exists today in Belgium. Belgium brews is one of the most popular types of beer all over the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • It all started back in 2005 when an English tour operator asked Alvinne to brew a ABV Belgian Imperial Stout that was 10%.
  • In the year of 2009, Alvinne brought Marc De Keukeleire on board, who he calls his own personal “yeast whisperer”.
  • The person who is in charge of barrel management at Alvinne’s company is now Glenn Castelein.

“When Brouwerij Alvinne started in 2003, Glenn Castelein and Davy Spiessens were contracting traditional ales and homebrewing classic styles.”

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