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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2021, 02:42:34 PM »
Bastards got me digging around the DBF for a bottle of Belgian beer..........

That is because you know true love when you read it! Bring a rag with that bottle.

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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2021, 02:44:27 PM »
Bastards got me digging around the DBF for a bottle of Belgian beer..........

That is because you know true love when you read it! Bring a rag with that bottle.

Those were really great pictures; looks like a fabulous time.

Seriously.
Poor unfortunate elderly isolated beer god.

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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2021, 02:49:32 PM »
I mean, if you shaved and all.
I'm not as into shaving as you are. :mellow: :lol:

Full blown Stendhal Syndrome sounds largely negative, imho. Hallucinations, panic attacks, heart attacks, hospitalization. Are there degrees of it, who knows. It's a different thing, I was just making the point that it relates to those other experiences too. On a surface level, having strange euphoria/anxiety after seeing art abroad made me draw the connection.

Bastards got me digging around the DBF for a bottle of Belgian beer..........
Same here :D :cheers:

Yeah, I go back and look at the photos a lot. It was an awesome trip. :thumbup:

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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2021, 03:09:39 PM »
I mean, if you shaved and all.
I'm not as into shaving as you are. :mellow: :lol:

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Full blown Stendhal Syndrome sounds largely negative, imho. Hallucinations, panic attacks, heart attacks, hospitalization. Are there degrees of it, who knows. It's a different thing, I was just making the point that it relates to those other experiences too. On a surface level, having strange euphoria/anxiety after seeing art abroad made me draw the connection.

I know. Like I said earlier I understand and would never diminish anything you said you experienced.  You just don't need Stendhal is all.

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Bastards got me digging around the DBF for a bottle of Belgian beer..........
Same here :D :cheers:

Yeah, I go back and look at the photos a lot. It was an awesome trip. :thumbup:


A lot of good ones in there.

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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2021, 04:47:50 AM »
RIP ‘T Kroegske 1996-2020 :(

Another hall of famer forced into early retirement by Covid. We tried to visit in 2019, but they had reduced hours to only one night a week. Kind of tough to make it, maybe the writing was already on the wall. I remember a for sale sign on the building, and I think the owners were around retirement age and just said fuck it. ‘T Kroegske we hardly knew ye. :suds:



I’ll have to scrounge up some photos, it was basically a beer museum inside.






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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2021, 08:55:17 PM »
That's what I want to do when I retire. Open up a beer bar in a small town. Stock it with only beer I care to drink. Deck the place out in my favorite
Breweriana. Cellar my favorite beer. Never make the place a hipster, overpriced spot for cool kids. And be open like 2 days a week  ;D

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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2021, 09:08:34 PM »
That's what I want to do when I retire. Open up a beer bar in a small town. Stock it with only beer I care to drink. Deck the place out in my favorite
Breweriana. Cellar my favorite beer. Never make the place a hipster, overpriced spot for cool kids. And be open like 2 days a week  ;D

It would allow a certain level of quality to do it like that. A lot of places selling beer to survive don’t have the same luxury, but if it was a hobby you could. It almost sounds too good to be true, but these places do exist. This one lasted almost 25 years. :(

Here are my pics of the sign & building:








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Re: Belgium - Toer De Geuze 2019
« Reply #57 on: March 09, 2022, 05:26:55 PM »

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Re: Belgium
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2022, 10:42:04 PM »
Nice to see La Fleur en Papier Dore still going strong too:

https://mobile.twitter.com/daveratkins/status/1502029374274605059

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Re: Belgium
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2022, 11:57:56 AM »
The "Humans of Belgian Beer" series on Belgiansmaak is always an interesting read:

https://www.belgiansmaak.com/the-distributor/
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Re: Belgium
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2022, 09:51:46 AM »


Restobiéres closed about a year ago in May 2021, but will reopen this year after renovations, under new ownership. Glad to hear it's not closed for good, it's one of the few "cuisine a la biere" institutions left in Brussels. Probably the best meal we had in Belgium. Alain Fayt, the owner and chef is 74 this year, hopefully he has a nice long retirement. We were lucky enough to meet him on our visit in 2019, he was friendly and a real character.

The place is really one of a kind. Chock full of wall-to-wall eccentric collections of antiques. For example, one corner is dedicated to asparagus themed cookware. :D Tons of old beer signs, antiques, etc. It's in the Marolles flea market district, so it makes perfect sense.

Here's the table we sat at:



https://www.brusselstimes.com/184279/owner-of-rescued-cafe-will-take-over-restobieres

https://www-bruzz-be.translate.goog/culture/eat-drink/na-redding-van-faillissement-brasserie-verschueren-neemt-restobieres-over-2021-09?_x_tr_sl=nl&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc
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