Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day Trip to Brussels, Part 2

We walked south for a while until we came to Place Fountainas where the second Moeder Lambic pub opened last fall (a couple weeks after we were in Brussels)

Jean, one of the owners, brought us a "Welcome' beer -- Russian River Temptation. Travel nearly 6000 miles to drink a beer from your home state. Needless to say, it was very tasty.

Our beers waiting to be served....

Carl drinking a Cantillion Faro. He did like it, despite the face.

While sitting outside a van pulled up and they started unloading bottles and kegs ("Key Kegs" -- they are one way kegs that a lot of small breweries are starting to use.) They were Zona Cesarini, an Italian beer brewed with New Zealand and Japanese hops. Something to look forward to.

Jean took us down in the celler to see his tap setup. Very impressive.

What a juxtaposition: Trappist Westvleteren next to kegs of Beck Bräu, Trabelsdorf, about 10 miles from Bamberg.

An Italian Russian Imperial Stout.

Finally the Zona Cesarini was ready and we had a final beer before heading back to Antwerp. It was very tasty.

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