Archive for October, 2011

Train after Train

31/10/2011 Leave a comment

Eurostar good, tube bad

Even First Great Western Good

It Ends

30/10/2011 1 comment

On a high note

With barley nuts

One closed, One open

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But the open one had

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Really?   Closed
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Cathedral   Grand Place
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Just a pub   Was open
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The answer   Hop Harvest
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Tripel   Grisette Fruits of the Wood
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Gueuze   Kriek
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Bio   Barley instead of bar nuts

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Ostend Like Merthyr Tydfil

30/10/2011 Leave a comment

Late and early trains

And odd shaped glasses, maybe a double section

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Ostend and Seagulls

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One country

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The French bit   And the other side, the Dutch bit
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Not my train   Nor this one
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Now this is my train   And my loco
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The seagulls here speak four languages   Cafe Botteltje
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Rodenbach   Boon – Mariage Parfait
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Grimbergen – Dubbel   De Troch – Christmas Gueuze
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Kwak – Pauwel   And goodbye


Two languages (mainly)

Indian Summer Antwerp

29/10/2011 Leave a comment

Rather warm

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The Station   The Cathedral
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13th Commandment   Yes it is a restaurant/bar
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Spag Bol, Gueuze & De Koninck   Kulminator
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Rodenbach Vintage 2008   Buffalo Bitter Ale
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Malheur   The bar
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Why not?   My train back to Brussels


But dressed for cold

Cantillon Brewery Visit – October 2011

29/10/2011 Leave a comment

Just wander around

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High tech Brussels   Lambic beer tech Brussels
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The Mashung un   And inside
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Hop boiler   The Granary
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The Cooling Tun where the airborne wild yeast do their magic   The barrel store
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Bottle cleaning machine   Bottling line
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Gueuze   Framboise
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Gueuze   Kriek

Whilst the Spiders protect the Lambic

Indian Summer in Antwerp

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Spag Bol

And Flemish ales

Cantillon Brewery Visit

29/10/2011 2 comments

For real Lambic beers

Spiders are the key

Brussels and an Old Friend

28/10/2011 Leave a comment

Left on time

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St Pancras   Ready to check-in, QR code
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Foot and bergan   My Eurostar at Gare du Midi
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Mine and a friend   Where I’m staying
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The local chippy   On the way
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Chez Moeder Lambic   The fruit menu
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Cantillon – Kriek – 5.0% ABV   Cantillon – Framboise – 5.0% ABV
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Oude Geuze – De Oude Cam – 6.0% ABV   If you can’t get them in Caerphilly


All Lambic, 100% Lambic

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