Unesco accepts Belgian beer as world heritage

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Unesco accepts Belgian beer as world heritage


Belgian beer culture in all of its aspects has been approved by the United Nations' heritage body UNESCO for inclusion on the list of world intangible heritage. UNESCO accepted Belgium's application, recognising that brewing fosters a unified identity in a country sometimes divided on linguistic lines.
Belgium is home to nearly 200 breweries making 1,500 different beers, from brown ales to golden lagers and sour lambics to the strong trappist brews produced in monasteries. National dishes also ...


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