Chris and Michael came over to talk RateBeer, InBev and enjoy some beer!
I was in Belgium last in 2015. I was supposed to go in 2016 but I missed my flight by about 2-3 minutes. Sigh. Heather and I received our voucher and re-booked for after the house was done and did a 5 day trip to Belgium to hit our favorite spots. The only place we didn’t make was to Westvleteran. She had never been and it’s one of those bucket-list stops for beer geeks despite the beer itself not being the #1 beer in the world.
I took a lot of photos with the SLR and here are my favorite beer photos I wanted to share. I need to schedule a lot of reviews for you all but I’ve been slacking off. You’ll have to just enjoy the photos:
This is everything we took to Belgium to share / trade!
Two Ratebeerians were passing through my area on their way home from Hill Farmstead. I got to open some beers they haven’t been able to try. It was a nice evening!
2003 Inspiration Ice Cider, amazing still too cloying to enjoy more than this much. Works of Love Sante is perfection, 2013 Port Damon, going very strong. I even wrote Shaun a letter to let him know and ask him to continue brewing such a great beer. Elaborative 3. Too sweet for me but delicious. We had Allagash Uncommon Crow (amazing) and 2011 Gueuze Tilquin (perfect).
It was a nice evening.
New house, lots of travel and some delicious beers. More consolidation of my beer-cellar and after next month, I’ll receive my final Bruery Hoarders box and will be saving an extra $1500 a year in beer + shipping by electing to not renew my HS membership. Focusing on local fresh beers and the occasional mead from Schramm’s
Fallen-Soldiers, December – March 2017.
Next quarter, we’ll see 10 remaining Bruery beers stuck in So-Cal, Lambic from my Belgian Trip, 6+ bottles of mead from Schramm’s and the usual HF appearances. Pictured above Hill Farmstead Marie 20L. Already made a huge dent in this one.