I’ve been to Belgium so many times that the inspiration to capture a lot of photos has dropped quite a bit but I still managed to take a few. I’m posting beer related photos here. The non-beer photos will go on my main blog.

Cantillon Framboise Lambik, Sausage, Celery Salt and Cheese

Tradition remains consistent. When I arrive in Belgium I either go to the nearest bar and order a Jupiler or a Cantillon Rose w/ Cheese & Mustard. Night one was a 1 beer evening but this was a delicious first start.

At Cantillon, Brussels Belgium

The current beers available @ Cantillon was very slim this time around. I was going to get a few cases of Rose & Kriek. Too bad.

At Cantillon, Brussels Belgium

Cantillon Jonge Lambiek and Faro

I always get Jonge Lambiek and Faro @ Cantillon. They’re always different and very cheap.

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Cuvee de Florian is much better in the bottle than the kegs we had at Zwanze but the bright hops and cherry are faded slightly.

2011 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze

2001 3 Fonteinen Oude Gauze. They had ’97 but I’m cautious about ordering older bottles especially since the older one was 9 euros more.

3 Fonteinen Faro and Oude Lambik

Same as before, Lambiek and Faro, this time at 3 Fonteinen

2 Year Old Orval

2011 Orval at DHVL…goes well with Stew and Frite

3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Roze

I finally got to try J&J Roze. Had to drink it by myself so I shared a glass with Joost and with the staff. Believe it or not, I was so full off of food that I didn’t even get to finish the bottle. Still nice to get the beer rating.

Beer Tasting in Gent Belgium

The most American beer label every brewed in Israel

Toon van den Broek Geuze II

St. Sixtusabdij - Westvleteren Belgium

Finally got to visit the St. Sixtus Abbey

St. Sixtusabdij - Westvleteren Belgium

…and make a Westy 12 Float

Het Oude Schooltje - Struise Brouwers @ The Old School

Strauss located in a school house near St. Sixtus has a new draft system with 30 taps.

Het Oude Schooltje - Struise Brouwers @ The Old School

Het Oude Schooltje - Struise Brouwers @ The Old School

And they ferment outside. There’s no room inside for their fermentation tanks.

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In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

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In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

Girardin Kriek Lambiek and Oud Beersel Oude Lambiek

In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

1990 De Neve Kriek. Ratable so I had to order a bottle

In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst

This is one of my favorite Gueuze that’s cheap and limited. 1200ish bottles produced for the Bierpallieters club (they also host weekend of spontaneous fermentation – photos). Under $20 at Grote Dorst…not fully carbonated but still delicious.