Is it beer-thirty yet?

Sometimes I wonder if my roots are so deeply ingrained that even my DNA cannot escape.

I didn’t always drink beer. One fateful night in an Irish pub in Salzburg did it for me. An Edelweiss after a slushy day of fresh heuriger white wine … after an adventure on the side of a mountain where we not only almost died, but were almost naked by the time we found the rest of the group … so hungry and thirsty upon arrival we devoured everything in sight … the night my life changed for good. The night I discovered I loved beer.

But, perhaps that’s a story for another time …. maybe over a drink? Who’s in? In the meantime, here’s a little more than enough beer to hold us over. Now, if you would, please excuse me while I go grab a drink.

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A cold one. Literally.
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A trio tasting. The Jambe de Bois won.
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Compelling flavours, strong and local.

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Oh. That’s not beer. That’s amazing tangerine marmalade from Un altro colore & goats cheese from Ging’s Artisan Goats cheese) from my Brussels Food Friends goodie bag adventures. Join us this weekend?

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Whoops. Neither is this … or the next photo, either. The bottle above is from a lovely much-needed dinner with a friend at Bocconi, here in Brussels at Hotel Amigo, that I visited during the Michelin RestoDays a while back. And the glass below, from the amazing Ethiopian honey wine from Kokob. They wouldn’t let us take the glasses, or buy them, or anything! A picture and a memory (or 20). That’s all I have.

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Favorite NOLA beer on the right, with the tried and true Stella at its back
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Accompanying Fish and Chips at a place nowhere near as good as Bia Mara BXL!

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Definitely a fave. I adore the Leffe line.
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No experience in BXL is complete without a little trip over to chez Leon. Mussels, beer … good friends, good conversation. What more do you want? 🙂
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Hands down, absolute favourite beer of all time. Sorry, Edelweiss. 🙂
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D’oh! (I had no idea one could buy Duff!)

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First Vedett Weiss. Quite lovely, especially with Fish and Chips from Bia Mara!
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And of course, one sometimes ends a meal with a Kriek. It’s the poor man’s port. 😉

It’s been kind of busy around these parts, but I do have a host of draft posts … I just need to upload them. Patience, darlings. Soon enough.

Bon week-end!

~ NOLAfoodie

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