Saturday, 12 October 2013

Brew Day 4

The wort is boiled & cooled. All we need to do now is strain off the hops & pitch the yeast. It's looking dark & smelling good.


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Brew Day 3

Sparging has commenced.


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Brew day 2

Getting serious

Brew Day

We're up & running at Bharat's house. An oatmeal stout recipe from our head brewer, John Dzelme.


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Monday, 7 October 2013

Brussels BAD Trip Postscript

A last beer back in Leicester. A Steamin Billy 1485 in The Parcel Yard.


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Brussels BAD Trip 16

One last beer (Duvel) in La Brocante & then it's back on the Eurostar.


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Brussels BAD Trip 15

Monday morning was spent in the Cantillon Lambic brewery. Interesting for the brewers & a selection of fascinating beers. I don't think any beer is more real than this but they still sell it in keg. Don't tell CAMRA.








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Brussels BAD Trip 14

Le Cirio with a Westmalle Dubbel.


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Brussels BAD Trip 13

Sunday was finished at Le Roy D'Espagne with Gauloise Ambree, Falstaff with a Kwak &...














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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Brussels bad trip 12

Moules Frites with Moinettes. It's mandatory in Brussels.


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Brussels BAD Trip

We then went to the beer museum and had a Brune abbey beer & then a bar in an old undertakers called Le Cercueil & drank Le Trappe Quadrupel from a skull.














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Brussels BAD Trip

We've been a few places today so far. We started in Le Theatre de Toone & I had a Ciney Brune.











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Brussels BAD Trip 9

Ciney Blonde & Brune. And the pub cat.


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Brussels BAD Trip 8

We've made it to another bar. Theatre Royal de Toone features marionettes. And beer.





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Brussels BAD Trip 7

Some more pictures from yesterday.














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Brussels BAD Trip 6

Wifi again so I can update what we did after the Monk bar yesterday. Deleria in Dellerium, Kriek in Mort Subite, Wolf, St Feillon Tripel & dinner in Beer Circus & Orval in the bar near the hotel. And so to bed.














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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Brussels BAD Trip 5

Who would have thought that Cliff would be big in Belgium?


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Brussels Bad Trip 4

Moving on to Monk bar. Drei Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Fantastic beer & a really good bar.








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Brussels BAD Trip 3

First bar was Le Paon Royal. We had Grimbergen Blonde with Gouda cheese, Dijon mustard & cerely salt. It was worth the wandering round aimlessly as the map was rubbish until we found it.


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Brussels BAD Trip

We made it through Eurostar passport control, including Linda's stash of pickled onions.

Mind you, we did have to wait until Paul's search had been completed.


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Brussels BAD Trip

We've got to the station. The Magnificent Seven are ready & thirsty.


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