Favorite beers in Brugges?

Aug 24th, 2014, 05:24 PM
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Favorite beers in Brugges?

We are in Brugges for a couple a days. Can anyone suggest their favorite beers and pubs?
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Aug 24th, 2014, 07:01 PM
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My favorite pubs are Cambrinus (Philipstockstraat 19) and De Garre, both of which are in this article:

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2012/0...beer-bars.html

't Brugs Beertje is probably the most famous, and it is impressive, but I usually find it to smoky for my taste.

This is also a good reference: http://beer-trotter.blogspot.com/201...-80-beers.html
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Aug 24th, 2014, 07:02 PM
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PS. My other favorite thing in Brugge is a meal at Den Dyver. Every dish is cooked with beer, and they will also pair beer with your food if you wish. The food and service is excellent, as is the setting. One of my favorite restaurants on all of my travels!
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Aug 24th, 2014, 07:14 PM
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I think the best beer bar (choice of taps always exceptional - - last time I went they had the Struise Black Albert) is Café Rose Red - - though the house Tripel at Staminee de Garre is always a delicious treat. Have a look at the Ratebeer rankings and reviews: http://www.ratebeer.com/places/city/brugge/0/23/
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Aug 24th, 2014, 07:24 PM
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If you tour De Halve Maan brewery, a glass of their beer included in the tour.
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Aug 24th, 2014, 08:03 PM
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<< If you tour De Halve Maan brewery, a glass of their beer included in the tour. >>

Don't take the tour if you have a fear of heights... But do have a beer or two! It wasn't until after I bought my tour ticket that I saw a sign that the tour was not recommended for those with a fear of heights. Didn't get my money back but had the beer.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 05:08 AM
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Thanks everyone! We can't wait!
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Aug 25th, 2014, 05:26 AM
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If you can find it, have some Gildenbier, the Belgian beer that pairs very well with chocolate (Belgian chocolate, of course).

http://www.haacht.com/en/Merken/Beers/Gildenbier

Another one to try is Tripel Karmeliet, esp on tap. Be warned, this beer sneaks up on you fast.
https://belgianbeershrimper.wordpres...pel-karmeliet/ de Garre has Tripel Karmeliet

And, just an FYI, the fruit beers can make some people pretty gassy.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 08:16 AM
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....mmmmm Karmeliet Tripel ice cold! And this from a non beer drinker!
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Aug 25th, 2014, 08:56 AM
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Ah, but a beer snob (I am not one but my husband is) would argue that a Karmeliet Tripel should not be served "ice cold" but at roughly 6-9 degrees Celsius!

P.S. We have this debate frequently in our household!
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Aug 25th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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...the colder the temp the thicker and seemingly richer the head...but I'm certainly no connoisseur.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 10:43 AM
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"De Halve Maan brewery"

Been there twice and didn't tour either time. Just enjoyed the tasting room.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 11:05 AM
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I had a Zot with wine-steamed mussels there and liked it.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 11:09 AM
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On my first trip, I somehow made it back to the states with a large bottle of Strong Henry. And this last time I made it back with a couple Zot glasses.
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Aug 25th, 2014, 12:54 PM
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"Brugges"

A note: there is no Brugges.

It's Bruges (French)
or
Brugge (Flemish)
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