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Belgian Beer Culture Vying for UNESCO Recognition

Belgium wants beer drinking and brewing to be considered a cultural activity worth protecting. The tiny country is home to a massive beer industry, with almost 200 breweries and thousands of beers, according to a Belgian brewing association that is petitioning UNESCO. The U.N. organization already lists Spanish Flamenco and Indian yoga as cultural activities worthy of protection. "I think what is special to the Belgian beer culture is the combination of variety, innovation and...

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