Belgium experiments with mystical "full moon" beer…that's bio-dynamic to some of you

on 24/09/10 at 10:47 pm


A woman holds up a bottle of Paix-Dieu beer in Brussels September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

Full moons are often associated with tides, insanity and creatures like werewolves, but it turns out they’re also good for brewing beer.

In Peruwelz, a small, sleepy town in southern Belgium, a family-owned brewery has produced its first batch of specialist beer brewed by the light of a full autumnal moon.

It isn’t so much a nod to mythology as a recognition of nature’s impact on the science of brewing.

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