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|Sunday, November 18th, 2012|
In the fine tradition of writing these up stunning late, here's part one of my trip to Antwerp last June as part of my aim to drink my way through 100 Belgian Beers To Try Before You Die. Oh, and drink some other fine beer as well. [Ha, I say stunningly late, it's now June before last so long have I had this on the go]( Hm, never thought you'd see any more of this rubbish, did you?Collapse )
|Friday, September 30th, 2011|
|Monday, September 5th, 2011|
|Belgium in November: Day 3 - Antwerp
Right, that was Brussels done, now on to Antwerp. So, left the nice flat and got the train for about an hour to a new city and new drinking opportunities. Or such was the plan. The reality didn't quite work out, due to problems with the day, and date. ( blah blah blah...Collapse )
|Monday, August 15th, 2011|
|Belgium In November: Day 2: Cantillon and on and on.
After a leisurely breakfast randy_byers
and I headed off on a bit of a walking tour of Brussels with the Cantillon brewery as our destination. Meike and I had been before but were happy to go again, and reckoned it was an essential visit for Randy.
Probably the most bizarre sight on the walk there was the monument to fairground entertainers killed in the two world wars; a statue of a pierrot style clown with a big sword. Cue much thoughts as to the mortality rates of clowns in warfare. Probably pretty high, due to the deployment of the car horn when sneaking up on the enemy, the difficulty of a swift retreat when wearing those shoes, the guns that only fire a flag with "Bang!" written on it, and so on.( More Belgian waffling...Collapse )
|Thursday, June 30th, 2011|
|Belgium: Day One
As some of you may know, I've just been to Belgium for a couple of days. So, this'll be me writing about that then? Er, no. This'll be me writing about a trip back in November. Yes, I'm that crap at keeping this stuff up to date. So...( wibbly-wobbly-time-effect...Collapse )
|Wednesday, June 1st, 2011|
|100 Belgian Beers: Not Done This For A While
Wow, it's about six months since I did any of this. You can see why I'm not a proper, or even improper, beer blogger can't you? Anyway, for the benefit of anyone without an incredibly long memory, I'm attempting to drink my way through the book 100 Belgian Beers To Try Before You Die!
and then write a bit about them all afterwards. A few of the beers I've had already have been pretty elusive and have meant I've had to travel to cafes in tiny villages or monasteries out in the countryside to find them. Actually writing it up afterwards still seems to be the hardest part though.
Anyway, I've just booked another trip over to Belgium for the end of June. A few days in Antwerp is the order of the day this time. So I'd better get some of these done before I fall too far behind. There's still the trip with pingopark
, over from Seattle last November, to write about. But first, a few beers from before then...( blah blah blah...Collapse )
|Thursday, December 2nd, 2010|
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|Tuesday, July 20th, 2010|
|Modern Architecture For The Lazy
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010, Hyde Park, designed by Jean Nouvel.
Number one of a series of however many new buildings I can find with convenient hammocks.
Yes, I'm on holiday. And have been drinking Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout.
|Monday, July 19th, 2010|
|Monday, June 28th, 2010|
|Wednesday, June 16th, 2010|
|Friday, May 21st, 2010|
|Start Of The Weekend
Sitting in a converted power-station drinking special BrewDog beer and soaking up the view. A shit week at work but that's in the past; time for an Arty Brew.
The beer's TM10, "a 5.6% Blonde Belgian Saison brewed with spices and infused with vanilla beans", brewed for Tate Modern's tenth anniversary celebrations. The location is the Tate's seventh floor bar, with great views along the Thames. Well worth a visit, especially if the weather's nice like today.
Anyway, I just thought I'd say "Hi". I've hardly been reading LJ (or Facebook) for a while. Did I miss anything?
|Wednesday, April 28th, 2010|