Trip to Belgium

MateVeza founder Jim Woods and his girlfriend Abby Monroe visited Belgium from August 1st through 16th. We toured 11 breweries visited 9 more and sampled (for educational purposes of course) 103 beers. In the posts to follow, we will provide highlights of our journey traipsing through beer paradise. Here is a brief overview:

Breweries Toured

Cantillon
De Dolle Brouwers
De Halve Maan
Duvel Moortgat
Fantome
De Glazen Toren
Gruut
Orval
Oud Beersel
Rodenbach
St. Bernardus

Breweries / Brewery Cafes Visited

Achouffe
Bosteels
Chimay
Dupont
Kasteel
Malheur
Rochefort
Westmalle
Westvleteren

Beers Sampled

3 Fonteinen – Distilled Geuze spirit
3 Fonteinen – One Year Lambic
3 Fonteinen – Oude Geuze
3 Fonteinen – Oude Geuze 2004
3 Fonteinen – Schaerbeekse Kriek (Cask)
Achouffe – Houblon Chouffe
Achouffe – La Chouffe
Achouffe – McChouffe
Bavik – Petrus Blonde
Blaugies – Bière Darbyste
Blaugies – La Moneuse
Blaugies – Saison D’Epeautre
Boon – Geuze Mariage Parfait
Boon – Kriek Mariage Parfait 2008
Brasserie de la Senne – Brussels Calling
Brasserie de la Senne – Taras Boulba
Brasserie de la Senne – Zinne Bir
Brasserie Des Géants – Saison Voisin
Brouwerij Huyghe – Floris Kriek
Cantillon – Framboise
Cantillon – Geuze
Cantillon – Kriek
Cantillon – Lambic
Cantillon – Lou Pepe Geuze 2005
Cantillon – Rosé de Gambrinus
Cantillon – Rose de Gambrinus
Corsendonk – Corsendonk Agnus
De Bierloods – Den Zytholoog
De Cam – Oude Geuze De Cam
De Dolle – Arabier
De Dolle – Fresh Fish
De Dolle – Oerbier
De Dolle – Oerbier Reserva
De Dolle – Special Extra Export Stout
De Dolle – Stille Nacht 2011 from the barrel
De Dolle – Stille Nacht Reserva
De Glazen Toren – Saison D’Erpe-Mere
De Halve Maan – Brugse Zot Dubbel
De Halve Maan – Brugse Zot Golden
De Keersmaeker – Mort Subite Gueuze
De Koninck – Gusto 1833 Ruby Red
De Ranke – Saison De Dottignies
De Ranke – XX Bitter
De Struise – Black Damnation VI: Messy
De Troch – Cuvee Chapeau Oude Geuze
Demarche – Ciney Brune
Dubuisson – Cuvée Des Trolls
Dupont – Fruit biologique
Dupont – Moinette
Dupont – Monk’s Stout
Dupont – Pilsner
Dupont – Saison (draft)
Dupont – Saison Cuvee Dry Hopping 2011
Duvel Moortgat – Duvel
Fantome – Blanche
Fantome – Pissenlit
Fantome – Saison D’Erezée – Été
Fantome – Saison Traditional
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij – Gruut Amber
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij – Gruut Blonde
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij – Gruut Bruin
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij – Gruut Wit
Girardin – Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
Hoegaarden – Verboden Vrucht
Huyghe – Delirium Red
Jandrain-Jandrenouille – Saison IV
La Ferme Au Chene – Marckloff
Lefebvre – Durboyse Brune
Lefebvre – Saison 1900
Les 3 Fourquets – Lupulus
Liefman’s – Goudenband
Liefman’s – Oud Brune
Maes – Maes Pilsner
Moriau – Gueze
Orval – Le Petit Orval
Orval – Orval
Oud Beersel – Bersalis Triple
Oud Beersel – Lambik
Rodenbach – 2008 Vintage Oak Aged
Rodenbach – Cask Blend
Rodenbach – Classic
Rodenbach – Foederbier
Scourmont – Chimay Blue
Scourmont – Chimay Dorée / Refterbier
Scourmont – Chimay Red
Scourmont – Chimay Triple
Scourmont – Mon des Cats
Sint-Sixtus – Westvleteren 12
Sint-Sixtus – Westvleteren 8
Sint-Sixtus – Westvleteren Blond
St Bernardus – Prior 8
St Bernardus – Tripel
Struise / Mikkeller – Elliott Brew
Tilquin – Geuze Tilquin
Van den Bossche – Lamoral Tripel
Van den Bossche – Pater Lieven Blond
Van den Bossche – Pater Lieven Bruin
Van Ecke – Blanche de Watou
Van Honsebrouck – Bacchus Kriek
Van Honsebrouck – Bacchus Oud Bruin
Van Honsebrouck – Kasteel Rouge
Van Honsebrouck – St. Louis Geuze Fond Tradition
Van Viven – Viven Ale

Beers for the Suitcase (Cross your fingers for us at Customs!)

3 Fonteinen – Armand’4 Oude Geuze
3 Fonteinen – Oude Geuze
3 Fonteinen – Schaerbeekse Kriek 2007
Blaugies – La Moneuse
Blaugies – La Moneuse
Cantillon – Grand Cru Bruoscella 2007
Cantillon – Lou Pepe 2006
Cantillon – Rose de Gambrinus 2009
Cantillon – Saint Lamvinus 2008
De Dolle – Special Extra Export Stout
De Glazen Toren – Cuvee Angelique
De Glazen Toren – Saison D’Erpe-Mer
Dupont Cuvee de Dry Hopping 2011 (Magnum)
Fantome – Blanche
Fantome – Pissenlit
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij – Gruut Amber
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij – Gruut Blonde
Gentse Stadsbrouwerij – Gruut Bruin
Girardin – Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
Oud Beersel – Lambic
Oud Beersel – Oude Geuze
Rodenbach – Classic (Cans)
Rodenbach – Gran Cru 2007
St. Bernardus – Grottenbier
St. Sixtus – Blonde
St. Sixtus – Westvletern 12
St. Sixtus – Westvletern 8

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