632 Photos - Nov 18, 2013
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Can't wait 'til  the final product makes it over here to the states! Woo Hoo!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The creators tasting their collaboration...Photo: tasting room at Brasserie ThiriezPhoto: Tasting room at Brasserie ThiriezPhoto: Yes, please!Photo: Photo: Photo: some of the yummy selections from Brasserie ThriezPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Flanders Fields Museum in the Old Cloth Hall buildingPhoto: Photo: YpresPhoto: YpresPhoto: traffic circle in Ypres sadly represents deathPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: View of Ypres through the Menin GatePhoto: Photo: None of the group had a clue what they were in for as they entered Sint Canarus... one of the smallest breweries in Belgium!Photo: The infamous Dr. Canarus!Photo: Presenting the good doctor with a rubber hammer... at first, he wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but I'm sure he'll find good use for it!Photo: Photo: Dr. C telling his tales of the good water for making his beer coming from a nearby cemetery!Photo: brewers or mad scientists?Photo: The selections at housebrouwerij Sint CanarusPhoto: Drinking the Virgin of Gothem- each bottle has its own hops cone inside- kind of like getting a prize in your captain crunch!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Mike get to try the Thiriez/Saint Somewhere concoction from the fermenter!Photo: Photo: Serious or seriously crazy? Still not sure, but the man makes great beer!Photo: Photo: Photo: enjoying the outdoors in October in Belgium and some great beer - Life is Good!Photo: Friends of Ruth and Mike's from Belgium came by to visit with the group and share a few brews.Photo: Photo: Good beer makes for Happy Beercationers!Photo: either a selfie or a picture taken by a very short personPhoto: Photo: How many different beers did you drink on Beercation?Photo: Photo: Big glass o beer, big smile!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Always great to find a new cool bar in the most unlikely spots while beer hunting!Photo: Photo: Photo: Here comes the beer!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: hops cones in every bottle and right into the glass. The Virgin of Gothem, a favorite beer on the Beligum/France itinerary!Photo: Just a few for the road...Photo: Sint Canarus makes smile producing beers!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Great minds dhink alike and also wear the same sunglasses.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Best. Bus Driver. Ever. Yves, keeps in the spirit by drinking coca cola out of a St. Bernardus glass!Photo: Photo: Photo: hearing about the history of Rodenbach from Rudi Ghequire, plant manager.Photo: this is what a wall in heaven might look like...Photo: Your psycho tour leaders climbing the walls...Photo: Photo: Photo: a little app with our tasting in the tasting room...Photo: how many beers did we actually taste before we headed into dinner?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: couldn't keep up with all the beer they poured at the Rodenbach dinner!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: It takes a lot of machinery to make a good jenever!Photo: Photo: Photo: the Genievre Distillerie looks like a Dr. Seuss creation!Photo: Time for a few tastings! Woo Hoo!Photo: Some people have their ducks in a row... we get our Jenever bottles in a row!Photo: Wambrechies is one of the few places that makes Whiskey in France.Photo: Jenever makes for happy beercationers!Photo: Now that is a collection!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: What exactly is the Secret of the Monks? Inquiring minds want to know...Photo: Photo: Photo: Lille, FrancePhoto: Wambrechies  Genever DistilleriePhoto: Photo: Says it all.Photo: my size bottle of geneivre!Photo: Photo: Photo: A few selections in bottles from La Capsule in Lille, FrancePhoto: Photo: Photo: Macarons! Yummm!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: a few goodies in a window of a French Patisserie! ( yes, of course we had some!)Photo: the window shoppers...Photo: Say Cheese!Photo: saucisson!Photo: frommagePhoto: Two repeat beercationers sporting their shirts from their last Beercation!Photo: Hoppy traffic circle in Poperinge, Belgium!Photo: Photo: Photo: Monks from Westvleteren in the hops fields, (photo in the Hops Museum, Poperinge)Photo: Hops Museum, PoperingePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Church with hops strung across the alter in PoperingePhoto: St. Sixtus Abbey, WestvleterenPhoto: Photo: Photo: Happy, Happy, Happy!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bertin, our awesome guide at the Hops Museum.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: view from Mont de CatsPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Mike's magnificent knife swallowing show!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The lab at ChimayPhoto: Chimay does tons of quality control tests on each and every batch of their beer!Photo: Photo: Photo: Total automation in Chimay... tradition with modernization...Photo: Photo: ginormous filterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Control panels at Chimay... always reminds me of the bridge on the Starship Enterprise...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Woo Hoo! Chimay Doree (gold) now available in bottles!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: