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Beers of Belgium

Way back in 2012, the common guys ventured to the land of amazing beer known as Belgium. Stops on the trip included Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, and Antwerp and a myriad of beers that are unrivaled by any other brewery in the world. For a good stretch in the months following the trip, we posted pics … Continue reading

Tapping Into Greatness

As more and more fine drinking (and dining) establishments have fortified their tap inventory to meet the demands of discerning beer drinkers throughout the US, the common guys decided to take the opportunity to assemble the quintessential tap list. Obviously, this is an extremely subjective exercise but, after imbibing in many a beer in many a … Continue reading

Beers of Belgium

Yet another incredible set of beers from Moeder Lambic in Brussels. Beer #34 – Jambe De Bois from Brasserie de la Senne – official trip grade A Beer #35 – Quintine Ambree from Brasserie des Legendes – official trip grade A

Beers of Belgium

Walking around Brussels as the night is drawing to a close and hit with a realization…shouldn’t we make a return visit to Moeder Lambic? Of course, the obvious answer is a resounding yes. Favorite bar in Brussels. Period. Beer #32 – Bink Bloesem from Brouwerij Kerkom – official trip grade A Beer #33 – De … Continue reading

Beers of Belgium

Exploring Grand Place within Brussels, the next stop was a simple tavern called Golden Bar. Definitely not one of the most memorable spots from the trip but beer consumed nonetheless. Beer #30 – Waterloo Tripel 7 Blonde from Brasserie Du Bocq – official trip grade B Beer #31 – Duvel from Duvel Moortgat – official trip … Continue reading

How to Conquer a Beer Festival

Over the course of the last two years, two things have become abundantly clear… (1) If you were planning on opening up a brewery in Minneapolis or St. Paul to capitalize on the craft beer popularity, you are very late to the party. The keg is pretty much tapped out. We’re out of chips and … Continue reading

Beers of Belgium

Took the train back from Bruges to Brussels and kicked off the evening’s beer sampling with a stop at A La Becasse. Pretty cool place basically resembling a church basement….oh, and the beer was amazing again as well. Beer #28 – Chimay Brewery’s Bleue – official trip grade A Beer #29 – Leffe Tripel – … Continue reading

Beers of Belgium

Leaving Café Vissingte after only one beer was difficult but quickly regrouping we ended up at ‘t Brugs Beertje for food and drink. While food was…interesting (white bread, salami, cheese), the beer selections fell short of expectations. Still a pretty cool stop in Bruges. Beer #26 – Brugse Zot from Brouwerij Straffe Hendrik – official … Continue reading

Beers of Belgium

The weather took a nasty turn mid-afternoon in Bruges but we were determined to track down the oldest pub in the town, Café Vlissinghe. Tucked away from most of the action, this place claims to have been around since 1515. After heading inside, we discover the place isn’t actually open but hosting a gathering of … Continue reading

Beers of Belgium

Second stop in Bruges was a highly recommended establishment called Bierbrasserie Cambrinus. This place featured an overwhelming selection of beers in the giant book above. I’m talking a Lord of the Rings novel size beer menu. Simply amazing. Unfortunately, this lead to choosing two underwhelming beers. I guess you can have too many options. Beer … Continue reading

Belgium/GermanyFebruary 17th, 2017