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Kegging Golden Oak: Willamette Week Pro AM Beer Lange Winery Rogue Brewery

My wife’s beer, “Golden Oak” nears completion.  Inspired by Lange Estate Winery’s iconic, barrel-fermented Pinot Gris, Jesse Lange lent her a barrel to ferment her Belgian Golden Strong (read about the journey here).  After two months it has absorbed all that magic Pinot Gris from the barrel. … Continue reading

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Ghent Day Trip Visits a Castle, Brewery Gruut, and an Abbey

Between Antwerp and Brussels, we make a day trip to Ghent. Why? Our worn out travel guide mentioned a fantastic castle, monastery, and a brewery. Done.

Ghent feels very medieval, sleepy, and just about to sink into its canals.

The narrow streets and minute bridges give this town of stone a cosines. We find Ghent castle: Gravensteen. Immediately, Monty Python quotes and songs bubble about our heads. Continue reading

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Antwerp Belgium Pakhuis Brewery Rubens House

Day 174. After merely a week in Holland, the beer of Belgium calls us. Last post (read here) we toured Rotterdam’s modern core, Delft factory, and enjoyed various beers. This EU Austerity Drinking Tour post, we take train to Antwerp.

We loved Holland. Yet Antwerp, this border town, decidedly looks south to Italy, France, and the extravagance of the Renaissance. We stow our luggage in its monumental opera house…I mean train station: Continue reading

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Strasbourg 3: French Beer from Brasserie Uberach & Meteor

After visiting Strasbourg’s Christmas markets and its Hospice Wine Cellar, we switch gears. Germany waits across the border. In honor of Strasbourg’s bipolar Franco-Germanic nature, we shed Alsatian wine for beer, glorious beer. But first, the Cathedral’s Astronomical Clock must … Continue reading

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THE PORTERHOUSE: DRINK IN DUBLIN DAY 2 and 4: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #31

On Day Two in Dublin we go to the immense Archaeological Museum.  After a few hours of breathtaking, minute Celtic metalwork, hunger takes us. Incapable of eating fine metalwork, we soon find The Poterhouse Brewery‘s “Central” pub on Nassau Street. … Continue reading

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