LITTLE BELGIUM – 4.7% TRADITIONAL WITBIER
New beer out today. Come and get the first chance to try at the CAMRA Newcastle Beer & Cider Festival.
Little Belgium – A tribute to the Birtley Belgians.
GOLD AWARD WINNER AT THE CAMRA TYNESIDE & NORTHUMBERLAND BEER FESTIVAL 2018
THE TASTE OF OUR TRADITIONAL BELGIUM BEER MATCHES ITS ENTICING AROMA OF SPICE, ORANGE AND FRESH WHEAT; THE LIGHT OPAQUE BODY AND SOFT TEXTURE COMPLETE THE WITBIER EXPERIENCE.
Our beer celebrates the role of injured Belgian soldiers moved to Birtley (now part of Gateshead) and the part they played in making shells for the war effort in the 1st World War. Including family they numbered 6000 and lived in a Belgium enclave policed by Belgium Gendarmes and subject to Belgium rule, called Elizabethville. They are known as the Birtley Belgians, a little known but amazing story.
Find out more here: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/remembering-birtley-belgians-who-helped-10907970