Podcast ‘sode 62: Nick ‘Santa’ Claus of the Belgian Beer Cafe Melbourne

This week we visit the Belgian Beer Cafe here in Melbourne. We speak to their manager and Belgian Cultural Ambassador, Nick Claus, about what they are up to at the venue. We also learn the story behind why there are so many Belgian Beer Cafes around that are all different; and find out a lot about Belgian beer culture.

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http://www.belgianbeercafemelbourne.com.au/ 

We discussed the Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards:

http://craftypint.com/news/1269/Samoyeds_Still_Smiling

And Crafty Cabal:

https://craftycabal.com/

Then the Australian National Homebrewing Conference:

http://www.anhc.com.au/

And the Craft Beer Industry Association

http://www.australiancraftbeer.org.au/

Capital Brewing:

And Fury and Son:

http://www.furyandson.com.au/

And Lambic resale:

http://www.flanderstoday.eu/business/lambic-brewers-call-action-against-beer-resale-market.com

Mentioned Hop Heads:

http://www.hopheads.com.au/

Talked about Bendigo Beer and Bendigo on the Hop:

http://bendigobeer.com/

We mentioned the Brews News White Rabbit discussion:

http://www.brewsnews.com.au/2016/05/white-rabbit-taking-sours-to-the-masses/

And Coopers Vintage:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/coopers-vintage-ale/4063/

This is Nick’s hometown brewery:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dikke-mathile/7050/

We talked about Belgian National Day:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_National_Day

And the upcoming Belgian National Day event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/257956924564588/

As well as Zwanze Day:

https://www.cantillon.be/br/3_21

Luke recommends PUP:

http://www.puptheband.com/

Dave, Sparrows Philly Cheesesteaks:

http://www.sparrowsphillysteaks.com.au/

Nick, Shantaram:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shantaram_(novel)

And Mr Robot:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Robot_(TV_series)

As well as Merchant Brewing Co.

http://merchantbrewing.co/

Dave, Wynne’s Fall from Townshend’s:

http://townshendbrewery.co.nz/products/wynnes-fall

Luke, Bad Shepherd New World IPA:

http://www.badshepherd.com.au/

Find Dave here:

https://www.instagram.com/melbdave/

https://twitter.com/melbdave 

And Luke here:

https://twitter.com/aleofatime 

https://www.instagram.com/aleofatime/

Theme music from Toehider:

http://toehider.bandcamp.com/

 

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