Breweries "Visited"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

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Beer #182 Mestreechs Aajt / Gulpener Bierbrouwerij, Gulpen, Netherlands

I bought a pair of orange shorts today.  It's summer time, and I'm very excited about this development.  Pictures will eventually be available, I assure you.

Tonight, we end the very much fun Philly Beer Week with the Mestreechs Aajt, a Flanders Oud Bruin from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij in the Netherlands.  Had this on tap at Whole Foods in Devon, a small but very well stocked beer bar.  Yes, it's in a grocery store, which is a bit odd.  But really, their thin margins means great pours at very low prices, and when it comes to people watching (which I love), there are quite a large number of people to watch in a grocery store.  Check it out some time.

The beer itself poured a chestnut color, with a fluffy off-white head.  The aroma wasn't very well pronounced, but you do get a sour aroma.  The flavor is much more pronounced; a mix of sour, cherry, and vinegar.  Very good all around, very tasty.  Nice balance of sweet and sour on this beer, and I'll definitely be on the lookout for it again, even if I can't necessarily pronounce the beer.  Neither could anyone there, so I don't feel too bad about it.

Yes, we drank beer and watched people carry groceries to their car. FUN!
Gulpener has been in business since 1825, in case you were wondering.  And if you needed another reason to drink beer in Whole Foods: tonight, they were selling personal cherry pies, made with Rodenbach Grand Cru as part of their sour beer day.  Delicious, just delicious.

Thing to Think About Today:
We currently don't have cable, so we use Netflix or Hulu or Redbox to keep on top of things.  Currently working through all episodes of How I Met Your Mother.  Anything with Neil Patrick Harris is worth a look, and he's outstanding in the role of Barney Stinson.  Legen- (wait for it) -dary.

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