After much too long at the local bars last night, we managed to drag ourselves onto the bus early in the morning to go to another super Artisinal brewery in the Flanders area.
The Brasserie THIRIEZ in Esquelbecq. Wow, what a tour, the owner/brew-master has upped the technology and is automated things where he can. Great beers, especially at 10 AM.
To Mont Cassel, France
Lunch at 'T Kasteelhof, Estaminet Flamand, Mont Cassel, France, the highest point in the area and important in WWII.
Local Memorial to WWI & WWII Soldiers.
Then on to Brasserie Beck, near Bailleul, France - true farmhouse ales and super small. Open a short time on weekends for meals only, mainly for the locals (and lucky us on this weekend). Back to Bailleul, for another night at the Belle Hotel.
Hop Fields at the brewery
Above the brewery for dinner