it was a real bumpy flight. Didn't get much sleep as a result.
But my room was ready, so I was able to unpack and rest a bit before heading out.
My first stop was a place I haven't been to for many, many years -- the Highlander. It is run my a Scottish couple and has a good selection of Single Malts. They also have a number of tasting flights for a decent price.
I wanted to go this trip because they are moving next year and I wanted to see the old place one last time.
|Een Bolleke De Koninck|
|Palm Hop Select|
It turns out they will be right next door to 't Wagstuuk. That is a gutsy move as 't Waagstuk has a much better beer selection. Though the Highland has a better Scotch selection so maybe it will balance out.
In the picture below, the Maes sign on the far left is from the closed pub where the Highlander will be. It didn't look as any work had started on any renovations. The move is schedule for March so there is some time, depending on what needs to be done.
|De Koninck Winter|
I was wondering around the Old Town and ended up on the street across from the river (Ernest van Dijckkaai) and saw a place I'd not been to before -- Best Beers Cafe. They've been there for about a year, so it is fairly new.
|Best Beers Cafe|
By now it was 4pm and I was late for an appointment.
|Tap Board at the Kulminator|
|Avec les Bons Voeux|
|Troubador Westkust Black IPA|
The jet lat was starting to kick in (not to mention an afternoon's worth of Belgian beers). So I had a nightcap of Gouden Carolis Hopsijnoor. I was going to go with the Mikkeller Black but it is an 18% beer brewed with coffee. So either I would fall asleep on the walk home or be so wired I couldn't sleep.
|Gouden Carolis Hopsinjoor|
BTW, you can check out www.AntwerpBeerGuide.com for details on pubs in Antwerp. At the time this is being written it still is a work in progress.