After the dumpy Disneyland Paris, Bruges Belgium was a welcome relief. It looks like a mini-Amsterdam, with small canals, swans, and gabled architecture. Except the beer is much better in Bruges than in Amsterdam! I honestly had no idea I was going to like it so much, and was pissed that I’d spent so many days at Disneyland instead of spending more time here.
De Halve Maan is the charming brewery I visited, where I drank the Straffe Hendrik Quad (11% alcohol!).
2be is the place where I had the “strong” beer sampler, which also came with cheese, some sort of cracker mix, and some sausages. Incredible view of the canals on their deck outside.
Staminee De Garre is the alley bar with the world-famous house Tripel that is only served there – you can’t get it anywhere else in the world! Totally worth the trip. Good lucking finding the place, though; I knew where it was and it still took me 30 minutes of searching!
Leonard Kinsey is the owner of Bamboo Forest Publishing, and the bestselling author of “The Dark Side of Disney”, the Anarchist Cookbook of Disney travel guides. He has lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and enjoys drinking craft beer in unique places, eating nachos and pizza, listening to 80s hair metal, and arguing about Star Trek minutia, often all at the same time. Watch out ladies!