QUEENS OF HOP: WOMEN ON A MISSION
Hello, I am Katie. In 2015 I've founded Queens of Hop with my companion Bo. We were (and still are) women with a strong passion for (Belgian) beer. Our most important mission is to carry out that passion and to promote beer as a product through beer tastings and other beer related activities. Unfortunately, Bo was too busy to carry on with the project, which Katie now runs on her own.
Queens of Hop organises beer tastings at home, but also in other locations (such as pubs, restaurants, ...) and for a variety of costumers, for example companies, organisations, sports clubs, a group of friends or colleagues, ...
Since 2018, Queens of Hop is not only active in Belgium, but also hosts Belgian beer tastings abroad in the London area.
Beer is a wonderful product, and as Belgians we should be more proud of it. Next to chocolate and fries, beer is what defines our country the most abroad. Despite our world fame in beer, the Belgians are only 20th on the list when it comes to beer consupmtion per capita. The Belgians do not appreciate their own top product, while a lot of tourists visit Belgium to have a taste of our wonderful beers or pay an enormous amount of money for a bottle of Belgian beer in their own country.
We hear a lot of people saying 'I do not like beer', we see a lot of people going for wine with their food of we see them always ordering the same beer. Queens of Hop wants to change this pattern by inviting people on a discovery tour of Belgian Beers, where different types of beer and different aromas and tastes in beer can be sensed. During a tasting, we serve the beer in small tasting glasses to taste and discover, all of them made in (Belgian) craft breweries.
In short, an evening with Queens of Hop will be one to be remembered as a fun, interesting and tasteful where discovering new flavors is key.
Tastings can be hosted at home (min. 8 pers) and on other locations (min. 15 pers) for a variety of costumers (such as pub or restaurant holders, sports clubs, organisations, ...). Queens of Hop offer your group a full tasting. We bring everyting (beer, glasses, noteblocs and so on), all you have to provide is a fridge and a table for all your guests. In summertime, tastings can also take place outside when the weather is warm and dry. If you want or can provide the beer yourself, we ask for a fixed fee for our services.
A tasting can be themed as you wish. We can offer tastings with a taste of a few different typical Belgian beer styles (such as saison, tripel, sours, ...), a sour-only tasting, a trappist tasting, a tasting with Belgian-style beers that origin in other countries (such as porter, stout, IPA), ... You ask, we provide, that's how simple it is!
A tasting always starts with about 30 minutes of things to know about beer: how is it made, why is it such an interesting product, how do you serve and taste a beer, what are the different types of beer? Afterwards, the tastings start. Depending on your choice, we can offer you a standard (6 beers), large (8 beers) of extra large (10 beers) tasting, all around 1/4 of a pint each. It is best to wait 30 mins to an hour before driving after you finish the tasting or take public transport home.
The price for a tasting per person depends on the chosen formula, the number of participants and the amount of tasting glasses per person. Interested in a fun and tastful evening? Search no longer and contact us! We will make you an offer you can't refuse :-)
We can offer tastings in Dutch and English and we are also willing to come abroad for tastings. In that case we kindly ask you to provide a payback of our transport and/or a place to stay overnight.
Queens of Hop beer baskets
Queens of Hop made a selection of tasty, but also very 'accessible' beers, so that even people who are not used to drinking beer, can also discover and enjoy a variety of nice beers. The beer baskets have a selection of Belgium's best craft beers and contain at least one beer of each Queens of Hop beer family. Baskets come in different sizes (from 8 beers in a small baskets to 15 beers in a large one) and prices. We ship internationally, so please mention your country when you contact us, so we can make and offer including shipping costs. Queens of Hop will make sure your beer is packed safely, we cannot be held responsible for glass breakage.
We also offer packages of authentic Trappist beers. A package contains a variety of beers from the Belgian trappist breweries and also at least one of the 'foreign' and/or rare trappists (Spencer, Tre Fontane, ...). We offer a small (10 beers) or large (15 beers) basket. We ship internationally, so please mention your country when you contact us, so we can make and offer including shipping costs. Queens of Hop will make sure your beer is packed safely, we cannot be held responsible for glass breakage.
Beer baskets on demand
We also offer beer baskets on demand if you have special wishes (for instance only tripel beers, only blond or dark beer, only bitter beers, ...). Prices vary depending on the beer and the size of the basket. We ship internationally, so please mention your country when you contact us, so we can make and offer including shipping costs. Queens of Hop will make sure your beer is packed safely, we cannot be held responsible for glass breakage.
OTHER BEER RELATED QUESTIONS
A Queen with experience in both entertainment and the food/beverage industry, it's a match made in heaven. Our motto is clear and simple: if you have a beer related challenge, we are more than willing to accept!
A possible formula might be a beer dinner, a cheese and beer night for your organisation, a brewery visit, a beer walk, a beer-tasting pub crawl, .... as long as it has to do with beer, we're in!
For pubs and restaurants we also offer special services, for instance helping to put different Belgian beers on the menu, or for restaurants, adjust the beer menu to the dishes served.
Do not hesitate to contact us with all your beer related questions.