Gabriela Pedrotti 2020-12-07 08:30:39
The combination of a thousand-year-old brewing tradition and the passion shown by the current Master brewers in the search for the perfect beer has led UNESCO to declare this precious liquid as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Being considered the legacy of Belgium for the world, the evolution of beer tells a particular story where the church played a key role for many years. In Fact, this precious drink was made in different monasteries and then sold to the local taverns to cover their operating costs.
During the industrialization, beer preparation process was standardized, however, their traditional recipes were preserved over time by families that for decades have been working in this unique art and this transfer of knowledge and information lead Belgians to been recognized worldwide for their delicious beer. Its positioning in the international market is due to the variety of specialty beers, from dark, blonde, fruity, acid, seasonal, in short, a wide range of beers that stand out for their texture, shape and flavours.
This beloved product has arrived in Panama under the tutelage of ‘t Bier Klooster, a Belgian cafe where are only sold Belgian beers are sold with 50 bottle references and the first draft system in the country which offers 220 litres of Belgian beers permanently connected. This cozy place gives the sensation of sitting in some cafe in the busy Grand-Place, where you can enjoy an original Belgian beer served in its own glass and the traditional mussels with French fries, a signature dish that you will only find in this little piece of Belgium in Panama.
Due to its production process, many Belgian beers have a high level of alcohol, however, experienced beer drinker know that drinking less is tasting more, which is why food is important when enjoying a good beer and the mussels with fries of ‘t Bier Klooster are the perfect combination. This dish comes in three types of sauce: classic with white wine-based; “pintada” with red wine, tarragon and cream, and Lemongrass with Spanish chistorra, white wine and coconut milk that gives the Panamanian touch. Additionally, they prepare the classic Meat Ball in pepperoni sauce, as well as the exquisite Flemish Carbonara and for dessert, original Belgian waffles with crystallized sugar.
As a special surprise at the Burger Week 2018, ‘t Bier Klooster prepared “La Machingun a.k.a LA RATATATATA” an original burger that impressed diners and was highly demanded by the perfect combination of ingredients with a special homemade meat, pepperoni sauce, fresh arugula, caramelized onion jam, truffle sauce and ripe banana barbecue. This culinary piece of work will return to ‘t Bier Klooster’s menu next May 12, during the celebration of its first anniversary.
On the other hand, the emblematic 36 seats bar with no tables at ‘t Bier Klooster makes this place a local tavern where people can share, chat and interact with friends and strangers. In this place you will be assisted by a dynamic beer expert team who will guide you to select the beer of your choice from a wide range of options and flavours. In ‘t Bier Klooster they take care of customers so that they enjoy the place and always come back. We invite you to visit them and just let yourself fall in love with this little piece of Belgium in Panama.