In the 18th century there was a very well-known brewer in the Dendermonde area; his name was Pauwel Kwak. He brewed his own beer, which was dark and heavy. He also has had a coaching inn on the road between Mechelen and Gent, where the mail coaches used to stop for a break.
In those days, the Napoleonic Code ruled that coach drivers were forbidden to drink beer with their passengers and so they were not allowed to leave the coach to quench their thirst. Pauwel Kwak invented an efficient solution to this problem by offering the famous Kwak beer in a special glass that could be fixed to the carriage, so the drivers could also enjoy one.
Pauwel Kwak has earthy aromas, a malty character with touches of liquorice, a nougat-like robustness and a warm finish not unlike caramelised banana. Yeast and red fruits are the strongest aromas, but you will also find a few herbs. The caramel is quite noticeable, together with the herbs and orange zest. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and herbal.
Like our beer selection, we’ve hand-picked our delivery partner carefully and use DHL who are renowned worldwide as one of the leading players in this space. Like everything we do, we try to make our delivery options as simple as possible for you…
Wirral based orders - Select Wirral-FREE as your shipping option and we will deliver for FREE. All orders placed by 3pm will be delivered the same day*
Orders up to £65 - Delivery costs £5.95*
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GINS - PLEASE NOTE...As a lot of the gins we stock are distilled 'fresh', they may not always be available for delivery on the same day, however we always aim to have these with you the following day