We made it back to London for another abbreviated stay. This time our friend Richard made certain we had the most of it. From the National Gallery to Princes Louis,… read more.
Our last night in Belgium. Despite the rain it’s been another great day. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore in Brussels, and some good beers along the way. Tomorrow… read more.
It *was* closing, but really! Oh we’ll, see you next time brewer’s house.
One of the great and crazy places in the world. Our favorite pub in fact. Last night did not disappoint. As its slowly swallowed by antiques and frankly junk, the… read more.
Back in Brussels. Been by A La Mort Subite and now Toone. Looks like there’s a puppet show in a few hours. In the meantime: Cantillon.
Drank Augustijn on draft at Het Waterhuis and wandered the streets eating ridiculous fried things from friteurs. And then came Velootje…!
We’ve had a great time at Hotel Aragon, The Trappiste, Beertje, De Garre, long walks lost… Pretty much a typical and perfect visit.
Truly magical day at Van Steenburge. The brewery has been around since the late 1700′s and still family owned by the 7th generation today. We spent about 5 hours there… read more.
Drinking a Troubadour Magna that tastes like hoppy America in an 800 year old cellar in Brugges. Just another mad beer experience in an ever changing beer culture.
Brugge is just as beautiful as we left it. Lunch and a rest now, then we’re off to make the most of it. Yes, we hope to hit all of… read more.
It’s a pretty cool thing, a hop museum. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great old films of the harvest and tools in an old hop storage building.
Okay, I’ll have one more Abt 12 back at the Brouwershuis. Tasting beers from WV and StB in one day is enlightening. That said none of us actually agree, just… read more.
Strangely obsessed with cheap novelty items at Brouwerij Van Ecke in Watou. Home of Popperings Hommel Bier.
New glassware as well.
Jack is having a Westvleteren. Dann wishes Jack would stop drinking all the beers.
Spent the morning entrenched in WW1. Martha found graves from her grandfather’s King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade. Then we wandered the “Trench of Death” in Diksmuide.Enough. On… read more.
If you didn’t notice the tank farm, window design or huge stock of St. Bernardus beers in the parlor you’d think you were just staying in a really nice B&B…. read more.
Jack D’Or visiting his favorite, De Dolle brewers. Some people have it right. Jack is honored to visit them. Cheers!