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    Beer!

    by OlafS Updated Jul 10, 2003

    Noord-Brabant used to be a true beer paradise. But Heineken managed to destroy most of it. Other big breweries followed the Heineken example. Bars will usually sport a Heineken or Amstel sign, indicating that they belong to the Heineken group (which often offers a few good Belgian beers too), others will say Oranjeboom or Dommelsch (which means they belong to the Interbrew group, usually a guarantee for a very limited choice of inferior beers. When the sign says Bavaria you'll be able to get the Bavaria pilsner, the Koningshoeven beers and probably Kroon Wit.

    Today only one old brewery remains independent. It's Budels, from the village of Budel, and it produces a choice of beers that I have yet to taste for myself. Two other former survivors, Kroon from Oirschot and the Koningshoeven trappist brewery, sold their souls to the big Bavaria firm which closed the first one altogether and made the second one commercial. The Kroon brewery in Oirschot has reopened under the name Brouwerij Oirschots Bier and can be visited. The beer is unavailable elsewhere.
    Since the 1980's many new, small breweries have opened. One of the most interesting ones is De Drie Horne (Kaatsheuvel) which produces a big assortiment of beers under a multitude of names. In Hilvarenbeek the ancient De Roos brewery reopened as a working museum. Nice museum, but the beers really need to be improved.

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