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Chit Chat / Re: Quick visit to Rivington Brewery
July 30, 2021, 05:38:13 PM
Great report Jay! Oh how nice it must be to have a place like that to go to only 10 miles from home. Surroundings like that can only serve to make a beer taste better. Their tap list looks very nice, a good variety. Over here most similar establishments like that would have a taplist that was at least 50% or more IPAs.

Cheers! - John
Chit Chat / Re: Non Belgian beers
July 26, 2021, 07:48:31 PM
My goodness, that certainly stretches the boundaries of the definition of a beer. I bet that one went down easy.

Cheers! - John
Beer Tastings / Re: De Graal Tripel
July 26, 2021, 07:43:54 PM
Aha, thanks guys for clearing that up. My mind was probably just playing tricks on me. I've noticed that the older you get the more often that seems to happen.

Cheers! - John
Beer Tastings / Re: De Graal Tripel
July 24, 2021, 05:58:22 PM
Quote from: Trappist on July 24, 2021, 03:35:20 PM
Quote from: John B on July 23, 2021, 04:12:45 PM
Welcome back Filip!  :smbbb:

Cheers! - John
It's always great to be back home  :fritemayo:
France was great, but Belgium .......... is great too.
It is only when you get back home that one gets aware of that. Strange isn't it.
After all, spending Holiday isn't actually the most relaxing thing to do. Alot of stress going on. The trip back home for instance.
We had ALOT of food and ALOT of drinks too. It is remarkable how easily one gets adapted to that, and take all those happy moments for granted.
Anyway, we are safely back home, and had no nasty experiences what so ever.
Belgian beer is more vastly available in France than ever before, and the purchase prices are nealy the same as here in motherland of Belgium.
That really is a very good sign ! Love this evolution..... but don't forget, France is a wine country, and that is what we have done too. The local wines were so cheap too, amazing!!

I will make a report, and try to make it as beery as possible.


Yes Filip, trips like the one you took can be wonderful, but like you said, sometimes a bit stressful too. There's that old saying, "I need a vacation from my vacation".

Certainly it can be a very good feeling when you get back home. I imagine even more so when Bruges is your home.   :animated-belgium-flag-image-0

Please take your time making the report. I know we're all looking forward to seeing it, but for sure you are a busy guy and other things such as work and getting some rest come first.

Cheers! - John
Beer News / Re: NEW - Chimay Green 150 - 10 vol%
July 24, 2021, 05:51:05 PM
Quote from: Viv on July 24, 2021, 11:35:48 AM
Hi John,

Patience indeed............. 

That's the important thing here as there are so many great brews out there, and many
great new ones continually being released too, but there's only so much time available,
and only so many opportunities to actually taste them!!! 

Pace them, and take one brew at a time..  anyway then there's always something to look
forward by way of future tastings.



Well said mate!

Cheers! - John
Beer Tastings / Re: De Graal Tripel
July 23, 2021, 04:12:45 PM
Welcome back Filip!  :smbbb:

Cheers! - John
Beer News / Re: NEW - Chimay Green 150 - 10 vol%
July 23, 2021, 01:18:31 AM
Anyone had a chance to try this one lately? It hasn't made it's way across the pond yet as far as I know. Seems that a number of recently released Belgian beers still aren't available here. Rochefort Triple is another I'd dearly love to try. Oh well, patience ... patience ...  F_C

Cheers! - John
Beer Tastings / Re: De Graal Tripel
July 23, 2021, 01:10:49 AM
Did they change up their label a little bit? I swear I've had this one before, maybe over here in the states or perhaps in Belgium. However from memory the color of the label was different and while the De Graal type looks familiar, the "Tripel" part doesn't. Oh well, not that important really. I do remember it being pretty damn tasty as you pointed out.

Cheers! - John
Who is Where? / Re: Ard├Ęche - France
June 23, 2021, 10:48:56 PM
Quote from: Trappist on June 23, 2021, 10:56:49 AMPersonally, I find this to be the most beautiful region of France.

Nicer than Nice?   :chin:

Cheers! - John
Quote from: Trappist on June 22, 2021, 10:32:05 AMThis place has become one of our favorit spots here in Bruges. Well deserved!  t_u

I can see why. The view, the food, and of course the beer all look great. This is another one of your reports that I enjoy so much Filip. It takes me to a place I've never been, and possibly may never get to go, but it still leaves a deep impression on me. After spending most of my day today on freeways sitting in very busy traffic it's so nice to see a report like this to make me realize that the whole world is not a crazy zoo out there.

Cheers! - John
Everything looks so delicious. The food, the beers, the nice weather. I got relaxed just looking at your wonderful pictures Filip!

Cheers! - John
Nice to see you outside enjoying the warmer weather. Something about that fresh air makes a beer taste just that much better.

Cheers! - John
Website / Re: Transfer succeeded !
June 10, 2021, 03:49:06 AM
Great to see my favorite website of all back in action. Filip, thank you once more for all the work you've done to achieve this! 

Cheers to everyone here! - John   :beer: