The short story – Lanny Hoff is the reason we have access to a lot of the great Belgian beers we all enjoy. Lanny was recently knighted in Belgium for all of his hard work.
“The Chevalerie du Fourquet des Brasseurs Knights of Honour are chosen for their service to the brewing profession. These are people who have risen to the top of their profession and have attracted attention as selfless defenders of beer. They are not always brewers, as illustrated by the induction of author and Beer Hunter Michael Jackson, or American beer bar owners Dave Alexander and Tom Peters.”
If you’ve never had the pleasure of speaking with Lanny (or just hearing him speak) about beer, make time. Speaking of which, The Heavy Table did just that… give it a read!