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Grab a free beer at Belgium Pavilion

VISITORS to the bar of the Belgium Pavilion can have free beer during the summer. Every evening around 6pm, the bar distributes 100 bottles of the original Belgium beers made by the most traditional brewing method, which has been practiced for more than 250 years.

"Belgium is a beer country, which has more than 800 beer brands," says Jan Martens, the eighth generation of Martens family, one of the oldest and largest breweries in Belgium started in 1758. "Belgian beers should be savored slowly, not chugged down in one draft. By sniffing and sipping, you can smell the delicate aroma of the malt."

To drink up the beer with one breath might be the most common way for drinkers. However, Belgians take it slow and elegant.

The beer glass usually comes in some basic shapes such as wide-mouth goblet, curvaceous tulip glass, tall pilsener and others, with 250ml, 330ml, 500ml and 1,000ml.

A tulip glass is popular and widely used for serving aromatic Belgian ales, because it not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top flares out to form a lip which helps head retention.

The glass is thick enough to keep the beer temperature within a range of 5-10 degrees Celsius, the best temperature for beer. The glass should be the same temperature.


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