Monday, April 27, 2009

Lambic on Wheels and Wurst on a Coat Rack.

It's hard to choose my favorite thing about the Tour de Geuze yesterday.

Maybe it was all the great lambics. Maybe it was drinking the new Geuze Mega-Blend or the Timmermans Oude Gueuze. Maybe it was Armand Debelder in a bow tie. Maybe it was sausages on a coat rack. Maybe it was wisely bypassing the guided tours once we realized they were both long-winded and mostly in Dutch, and heading straight to the beer instead. Maybe it was that moment in the afternoon when you realize you're on your third brewery and you've still got two more to go. It certainly wasn't that moment in the evening when you realize your time at the last one is nearly up. Maybe it was nursing a daylong buzz and watching the Pajottenland villages roll by the bus window.

Or maybe it was just meeting so many other people who shared our passion for truly great beer.

No. I'm going with the sausages.


  1. Wow, I thought I had a great time but I didn't see any sausages on a coat-rack! Now I have something else to look forward to next year.

  2. You can't beat some good sausage drapes to class a place up. Although maybe it was someone's scarf, or a sausage boa?

  3. Forgot to mention that the coat-rack wieners were at Timmermans. It's unclear to me whether they are a permanent fixture or only trotted out for special occasions.

  4. Mmhhhhh too bad we never made it to Timmermans! We had to make a choice and stuck to the South of Pajottenland (which was really fine!)...