It's always a true joy to visit the HOPtimist again.
A beer pub that is located just outside the centre of Bruges, more precise at suburb village Sint-Michiels.
A 10 minutes walk from Bruges' railway station. Stumbling return walk about 20 minutes, something
You can guess who choose that Westmalle triple
HOPtimist has expanded these days.
They bought the neighbouring house, and made a passage, which can be seen here on the picture.
This means, double space !! which is a fantastic move if you ask me.
Hérétique Dark Strong Ale from brewery Feniks, brewed by brewmaster Gino Vantieghem (former brewmaster at Liefmans!!)
Feniks Hérétique is a strongly spiced, dark and strong beer (9.6 vol%), packed with spices such as star anise, cardamom, cumin, licorice, zest of oranges, and chili peppers.
Barley malts: pilsner, pale ale, caramel
Hops: Saaz hops
Includes unrefined cane sugar, caramel sugar and ofcourse....yeast.
Quite a mixture there, and that ofcourse could be tasted.
It actually is all there, and the chili peppers gives it that extra kick at the end.
A great tasting and smelling quality beer !!
For a change (!!), katrien went for that satisfying delicious Straffe Hendrik tripel.
A tasty pairing was done with this delicious huge mixed meat and cheese platter. Garlicy olives and sun-dried tomatoes, celery salt, and .... Wostyntje mustard (the best local mustard).
We sure weren't hungry anymore
PS: My first beer was a Gulden Draak brewmaster edition...... and yes, I forgot to take a picture (gettin old I suppose )
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“Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit, and promotes health.”
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