Merry monks and mad malters

Some varieties of Belgian beer (© Mike Knell)

It’s little known outside of Europe, but Belgian beer is probably the best in the world. From the mediaeval monastic health studs, through the ales of Antwerp, the lambic tradition of Brussels and the wheat beers of Flanders.

Journalist and beer lover Mindy Ran tours, tastes and reports on the history, culture and the future of the Belgian brew. 

Producer: Mindy Ran

Broadcast: November 1997