Next time you raise a glass of Belgian beer, rest assured and enjoy：It’s a cultural experience. UNESCO is adding Belgian beer to the list of the "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity."
Belgium is known throughout the world for its beer with wide array of tastes, from extreme sour to bitter, produced in just about every city and village across the west European nation of 11 million people.
At a time when many pubs are closing as overall beer consumption declines, such international recognition is more than welcome.
Sven Gatz, who went from being head of the Belgian Brewers Federation to becoming Culture Minister for the northern region of Flanders, compared the recognition to winning the World Cup.
"We love our beer and appreciate the endless diversity within it, something that can’t be equaled anywhere else in the world," Mr Gatz said. "In Belgium, beer doesn’t have to give way to wine or other drinks in terms of quality and diversity."
rest assured：動詞，放心。例句：You can rest assured that we will take good care of your daughter.（你大可放心，我們會照顧好你的女兒。）
intangible：形容詞，無形的。例句：Kabuki is an intangible cultural heritage.（歌舞伎是一項無形文化遺產。）
give way to：動詞片語，屈服；讓步。例句：The husband gave way to his wife in purchasing a new microwave.（丈夫同意讓太太買一台新的微波爐。）