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In honor of Belgian Restaurant Week, we wanted to see how well three Belgian beer pros know their stuff. So we blindfolded them and forced them to drink.
Granville Moore’s beverage director Matt LeBarron, Brasserie Beck beer director Maxwell Lipp, and Belga Cafe bar manager Jay Traylor gathered at Brasserie Beck for the blind taste test yesterday. We asked them to distinguish between two Belgian white beers (Hoegaarden and Wittekerke), two North American white beers (Allagash White and Blanche de Chambly), and Budweiser. See how they fared in the video above.
If you want to do your own taste test (blindfold optional), several local Belgian restaurants are showcasing a wide variety of Belgian whites at what they’re calling the first annual “White Party.” Belga Café, Brabo, Brasserie Beck, Et Voila!, Granville Moore’s, Locolat, Marcel’s, and Mussel Bar are all participating. Don’t forget to wear white!