In another of my installments of booze I have grown to love, I bring you Koningshoeven, a Trappist Ale brought you to by Trappist monks, an order I am considering joining.

This beer ranks quite high in both texture and finish and it is one of the finer drinking pleasures I have had in quite sometime. It is akin to drinking orange juice with the pulp as there are sediment bits from the fermentation process that float throughout the bottle, making it more of a visceral experience.

Belgiun ales are deservedly famous for their ingenuity and this is no exception.

Take a tour of the monastery and brewery with this link:

The first picture was taken from Thom’s Beer Blog, a blog I have grown accustomed to reading. You can link to it from my Links on the right. The second picture is of the monastery itself.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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