Belgians drink for pleasure, for companionship, not to get drunk. Drinking beer is one of the passions of the Belgians. Especially it is practiced in coffee shops, pubs, a group of friends. At the beginning of the twentieth century in the country, there were more than 3000 breweries, most of the towns and villages had their brew. Unfortunately, World War II brought about a significant decrease in the number of breweries. Currently, across the country produced approximately 500 different beers, which still is an impressive result. Most importantly, the amount goes for the quality. Belgian beers over the years have won awards around the world. Such as Gouden Carolus, brewed in Mechelen, four times winner of the prize for the best beer in the world or a Blanche de Namur, which won the award for best lager in the world.