Belgium VS Germany: Beer History and Virtual Tasting *Online*

Belgium v. Germany. Not a sporting match, but a beer comparison! These neighboring countries have dramatically different brewing traditions. Belgium is known for sweet, full-bodied beers with ingredients like orange peel and dark sugar that “go down like a loaf of bread,” while Germany is known for cold-conditioned crisp beers of limited ingredients and restrained flavor. We’ll talk about the major historical styles from both countries while exploring the influences on their brewing histories, from religion and technical advances to cultural preferences and even geography. Instructor: Kris Butler



Start Date

February 19, 2023









Sunday, 2-4pm. Feb. 19.
This class will be online via Zoom. You will receive a link and a tasting list 4 days before the class starts.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact for the link.

Instructors: Kris Butler


Kris Butler

Kris Butler is an exam-certified beer judge, past president of the Boston Map Society, and currently on the board of the Washington Map Society. Her book, The Drink Map Book: British Temperance Maps of the 1800s, is forthcoming from Bodleian Library Publishing. She is an award-winning homebrewer and has judged beer competitions in the U.S. and Italy. In the field of maps, she has lectured at the Harvard Map Collection, the Boston Public Library, and at the International Conference on the History of Cartography (Amsterdam). In spite of her love of maps, she has no sense of direction, especially after indulging in her love of beer.

Twitter: @TravelSips and @BosMapSociety

Instagram: @krisbutler6 and @Boston_Map_Society