As usual, Belgium was a great adventure followed by a very kind Danish experience. Thanks mostly to users from RateBeer, I had a fantastic time, met and drank with some fine folks and did a few trades as well as buy a few beers. Compared to my last beer haul from Belgium, this is a bit more tame but a bit more specialized. Kurt from Belgium in a Box was kind enough to take his Friday night to help pack up some of these beers and only charge me for materials and shipping cost. What a great guy. His hospitality while in Antwerpen will not be forgotten, neither will the great beer geeks I got to spend time with!

The goal of this trip was to acquire beers I had yet to try and could not get in the US and also tick a few new beers while there and not bring so many bottles home with me. Vermont did pretty well last year for 3F, Tilquin and Cantillon shipments but we didn’t get any Saint Lamvinus nor did we get any Lou Pepe variants so I got a case of each. Iris is a beer my GF and I enjoy but after about 2 years of age so we have 2 cases of this already and I grabbed 3 bottles. I fell in love with the 2007 Oude Gueuze Vintage from 3F while in Belgium last year and spent a lot of time with the help of some friends I’ve made there to grab a few of these and bring back home. It’s a shame I couldn’t get more.

All of the beers I acquired in Denmark and Sweden are in the beer haul for March that I posted on Monday. This is strictly the boxes I had mailed back to me after Belgium and before going to Netherlands or Denmark.

It was a very wonderful trip and these will surely be enjoyed by me and friends! I only regret not bring back some of that Cantillon Lambic Cheese! A few are already accounted for to go to my regular trading partners.

Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
2 of the 3 Boxes ready to be photographed
Belgium Haul 4-1-13
Some Belgian glassware. The new Cantillon wine glasses I bought the week they were put on sale. Jean van Roy said the existing tulip is going away and these are the replacement.
Belgium Haul 4-1-13
De Hopduvel Blondine Chinook Single Hop IPA, 3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek, De Cam Special and Rutte & ZN 12 Oude Graan Jenever
Belgium Haul 4-1-13
Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, Fantôme Clos Préal and De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse Peated Oak Aged (Whiskey-Cask)

Belgium Haul 4-1-13

Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
Duysters Tuverbol, Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek, Oud Beersel Bzart Oude Geuze and Oud Beersel Bzart Oude Kriek
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
De Molen Rasputin, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis 666, Westvleteren Blond, Struise Ypres, Cazeau Saison, De Dochter van de Korenaar Charbon and Glazen Toren Saison dErpe-Mere Speciaal Eindejaar
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze 2009 75CL
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, 3 Fonteinen Doesjel and Fantôme Chocolat
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
Cantillon Iris, 3 Fonteinen Straffe Winter, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze (Armand & Tommy) and 3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage (2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008)
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, Struise Black Damnation V – Double Black, Struise Westoek XXXX Quadrupel, De Cam Framboise-lambiek and Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l’Ancienne (Batch 01 500 Bottles)
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
Mostaardfabriek Oud Huis Ferdinand Tierenteyn Mustard
Belgian Beer Haul 4-3-13
Enjoying some Black Mes while Unpacking.

Next steps: cataloguing all of these with shelf tags (those that are to be stored horizontal) and add all of these to my online beer cellar. My favorite thing about photos is that I get to see all of the fill lines lined up. Looks like I was cheated out of an ounce of Oude Gueuze Vintage 🙂 Also, the Struise Double Black had a Gold Label when I dropped it off. Shame that’s missing now. It’ll go nice next to my bottle of Five Squared. Another thing I’m stoked about is having 3 of the 3F A&T Gueuze. I loved drinking it in Copenhagen and am stoked to have more!