[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Comac is fully aware that beer in Belgium is a veritable institution: Just think about the Brussels Beer Challenge, that has seen Comac as the sponsor of the event for the last three years, or the tales that our friend Lorenzo Dabove, “Kuaska”, told on this blog. Now the official recognition for this tradition: As of the end of 2016, craft […]
Category Archives: Curiosities
Beer and vinyl – A record (club) pair!
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Record Clubs were so far a British exclusive – During the ’50s and the ’60s they would reach even the farthest places where there were no music shops. Nice story, you’ll say, but what is the tie between Comac world and this piece of news? That’s briefly said: there is a rebirth of Record Clubs and […]
A public fountain for beer? In Slovenia it really exists!
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”17442,17435″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Zalec is a town of approximately 20 thousand inhabitants, in central Slovenia. So far that’s nothing new – Over there though, they know really well what their strength is: beer. The region Zalec belongs to is, in fact, known as the “Valley of the Green Gold” precisely because hop farming, the fundamental ingredient of this […]
Beer & music, a perfect union!
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Listening to music and drinking a good beer are, for sure, two stimulating experiences, but would you have ever thought that one could influence the other? And yet that’s how it is: the right soundtrack can make us change the perception about the beer we are drinking. It would seem just a café conversation subject, but this has been shown by […]
Comfort Beer: The Cuddling Beer Also Good for Sportmen
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The word comfort food is in the English dictionaries since the Seventies but this notion, in Italy, has been making its way for some years, due to dedicated blogs and catalogues. Comfort food, as you can guess, is the food that conveys human warmth, which is maybe connected to a good memory or to family traditions. […]
Allagash, a corner of Belgium on the coast of Maine
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”18689,18710,18696,18703″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kuaska’s Column My first encounter with the Comac universe happened on the 13th of January at the Lambiczoon, in Milan, on the award for the best Brewer of the Year 2013, event that saw me as the host. Giorgio and his entourage were impressed by my verve, my passion and my paternal sense of […]
Comac and the year of the Horse
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”18776″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It is normal, natural, physiologic I would say, pull the sums at the end of the year… look back and see what we have done, what new paths we have taken, which meetings have been important, which have failed. Moreover, in the East part of the World, is tradition pay off all debts by December 31 to start […]
Bottling machines: how important is the quality of the bottles and bottle caps?
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] How important is the quality of the bottles and bottle caps used in bottling processes? And what are the most common accidents that can occur during the rinsing, filling and capping operations? The most important element to be taken into account during bottle filling operations is linked to the fact that the beverage must […]
The Beer-Pipeline of Bruges
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The famous Belgian brewery De Halve Maan got permission from the Municipality to build a kind of underground “beerpipeline” for the transport of beer. The Emperor Maximilian of Austria returning from the war was welcomed by the inhabitants of the romantic Venice of the North with a grand parade of jesters and […]
Summer time: time for beers and festivals, parties and nights.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In the fall of 2010, the Mediterranean diet has been recognized as cultural intangible heritage of the UNESCO. The word “diet”, even in its Italian translation “dieta”, immediately brings to mind images of strict diets: low calorie dishes, basically unseasoned, often sad, and aimed to get you to maintain a healthy and ideal weight .. […]