You are using an old browser that we no longer support. To ensure the best possible experience and to ensure the highest security standards are met, please UPDATE YOUR BROWSER.
To access great beers that are delivered straight to your door you can easily update your browser from this link.
Thanks,The Beer Hawk Team.
Belgium is the fatherland of quality beer-brewing. The country has a huge variety of beer styles, from well-established pale ales, saisons, tripels and dubbels to the more unusual Flemish sours, lambics and gueuzes. It is also, of course, the spiritual home of Trappist beer, claiming six of the eleven breweries in the world where Trappist monks oversee the beer making (and usually cheese too) to support the charitable works of their monastery.
Trappist beers aren’t beer styles per se, but to be described as such they have to be brewed either by monks or within the walls of a Trappist monastery. Today the Belgian beer scene itself is highly regionalised. You shouldn’t impose any such constraints on yourself, of course – with such a rich brewing history, Belgian beers are an essential addition to your fridge.
BELGIAN BEER GLOSSARY:
Abbey – A beer associated with an abbey although rarely brewed by monks. Leffe is the best known example.
Brettanomyces – A genus of yeast often known as Brett. It can cause flavours and aromas such as leather and barn yard. Often found in lambics and Flanders reds.
Gueuze – A style of Belgian beer that blends old and young lambic ale. Highly carbonated and distinctly tart and sour.
Lactobacillus – A bacteria that, when desirable, adds a sourness to beers.
Lambic – A traditionally Belgian brew that is quite sour unless flavoured with fruit. It also uses open fermentation methods that rely on the natural yeasts in the air (rather than adding yeast directly to the brewing process).
Sour Beer – A type of beer that is usually sour to taste and describes Lambic, Gueuze or Flanders red ale. The oldest brand is Rodenbach.
Trappist – A beer brewed within a Trappist monastery. Only 11 breweries (six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, one in Austria, one in Italy and one in the USA) can use the ‘Trappist’ badge.
Wit– Meaning ‘white beer’. A cloudy wheat beer that was originally preserved with spices or fruit. The most common spices are coriander and dried orange peel. Wheat makes it cloudy.
Every year, Beer Hawk releases a lineup of limited edition craft beer mixed cases for the holiday season. This year's lineup of festive Christmas beer gifts is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Remember the childhood excitement of opening a new door on your advent calendar every day in the run up to Christmas? It gave each day a little sparkle of festive magic, even though those tiny chocolates behind the doors were always a bit rubbish. How would you like to recapture that childhood magic, but with bottles of delicious beer instead of powdery chocolate? Sounds amazing, right? In that case, you need to get your hands on our Craft Beer Advent Calendar.
Pairing beer and food together isn’t all rules and science. That would make for a terribly boring dinner party! Instead, it’s the art of taking a good beer, some good food and partnering them together to make something even better. It’s the adventure of discovering what works, what doesn’t and what you like. It’s you taking a bite, taking a sip and then declaring your undying love for that imperial stout and chocolate cake.
Barrel-ageing beers is not a new thing, but it is getting more and more popular, and has probably never been as inventive. Adrian Tierney-Jones explores the new wave of ageing beer in wood
While some so-called off-flavours can be appropriate in certain styles others are not and may kill a little bit of your soul. Here's a quick guide to the most common off-flavours.
Don't have an account yet? Register Here
Already have an account? Sign In Here
Earn Beer Tokens when you buy and review beer including from any guest orders in the last 3 days. Find out more
Birthday bonus (if you provide your date of birth)
Here you can validate your account with your phone number. If you do not have access to a phone or you do not receive the code, please make a standard return.
Please enter a valid phone number
We just sent you a verification code via SMS, please fill in the form below. If you have not received anything, you can ask to re-send the code. Re-send the code.
Please enter a verification code
Express credit enables you to be credited within 24 hours of your empty kegs entering the courier network. No more waiting for kegs to be credited before ordering!
Please note, currently, you are limited to:
Once we have received and processed your return, you'll be able to submit another express credit return.
Please note, currently, you are limited to: