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Brussels beer x Brussels food // Growing mushrooms in Cantillon

I don’t like mushrooms. Oh, no. I hate them*. You will never see a beer and food pairing involving on this site**. This distaste for fungus did not stop me from meeting with Champignons de Bruxelles – Brussels entrepreneurs cultivating mushrooms on the spent grains of Brasserie Cantillon, in the bowels of Anderlecht’s slaughterhouse.

Brussels beer x Brussels food // Growing mushrooms in Cantillon

Beer & the city // Surviving Brusselization: the fate of Brasseries Atlas

Brussels has not been kind to its architectural heritage. The process of “Brusselization” describes the “indiscriminate and careless introduction of modern high-rise buildings into gentrified neighbourhoods” that characterised post-war urban planning in Brussels and was responsible for the callous destruction of historically important buildings, whole neighbourhoods, and local communities. Brussels’ breweries and their architectural legacy were not immune. The Grandes Brasseries Atlas is an exception.

Beer & the city // Surviving Brusselization: the fate of Brasseries Atlas