As usual, I spent Sunday morning at Grote Dorst before boarding a plane to Istanbul. I never have a bad time here and even though I’m not ordering the rare bottles anymore, I did manage to drink a really great quality of beers with friends from Germany and France. Uli (the famous blender) is almost always there and we caught up and shared some stories over beers. He brought some experimental batches that we sampled at the table which was very generous of him. Blended Blueberry Lambic. MMMMM.

I took a few photos as always:

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Some Girardin Unblended Lambic

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Uli ordered all 4 Lambics on draught and did an impromptu blending session which was fun.

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

We had a few years of Mort Subite Oude Kriek being sampled. I loved the 2006.

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

More Subite I think 2004 Oude Kriek, 3 Fonteinen Armand & Tomme and De Cam 2004 Oude Kriek

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Timmerman’s Oude Lambiek

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

2005 3F Oude Kriek van Schaerbeekse Krieken (35% (350 grams per liter)

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Glorious Cheese and Kriek

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Golden Blend still tasting nice.

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

This is the 1st Blend of Tilquin…not just the 2010 label but bottle #74 of the first ever batch of Tilquin. I wasn’t a fan.

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Some shots of our table.

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

The bottle lineup.

Tasting Beers @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

I also think it’s cool that Grote Dorst has a sign up showing they won best Belgian Beer Bar for 2014 on RateBeer.