Sunday, December 7, 2008


The brewhouse at the Dubuisson brewery, brewers of Bush beer. The beer is called Scaldis in the USA.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hop Harvest in Popperinge

Toasting the hop harvest with the farmer in a hop field. September 2008. The beer?
Westvleteren 12 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008


While at the Cantillon brewery in Brussels, a famous lambic and gueze producer, I was lucky to get in on a sampling of a gueze from 1983. Thats 25 yrs old folks. It was incredible. It smelled like a stable (with lambics that's a good thing)


About a month ago I visited Rodenbach Brewery in Roeselare Belgium. The Grand Cru is aged 3 yrs in wooden tuns. This beer is blended to produce the Rodenbach regular beer but left unblended as Grand Cru. Uniquely sour with a cherry flavor despite there being no cherries used in its production. The tour of the brewery was in Dutch so I only discerned a little of the story but the sample at the end was fabulous.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


A better kind of patriotism.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Great picture

Great photograph whatever your politics.