02 August 2017
Belgian Beer Trip 2017 - Day 1
On a hot and sunny day there was precious little shade for the walk from Bruges station to Hostel Lybeer.
't Brugs Beertje was stymied by discovering that the famous beerhouse is closed on Wednesdays.
Bourgogne des Flandres brewery at Kartuizerinnenstraat 6 where entry through the red door leads to a courtyard.
Brugse Zot although Mark and Dave had improved on this with an earlier visit to Brouwerij De Halve Maan itself. They discovered that the sign to the underground 'beer pipeline' there may be purely for tourists and should not be trusted!
Le Trappiste (Kuipersstraat 33) which opens daily at 5pm and descended the steep stairs into the vaulted basement.
Ullage, the West Berkshire CAMRA magazine, which I had brought with me from Newbury.
Belgian Coast IPA from Brasserie St Feuillien (4.50 euros 33cl) was pleasant.
Taras Boulba by Brasserie de la Senne.
Troubadour Westkust IPA by Brouwerij The Musketeers. The basement was not too busy but Mark recognised a honeymooning couple at the bar who had been on their brewery trip earlier.