Monday, July 12, 2010

May 31 2007 Belgian Farmhouse Ales Beer Tour - at Bouillon

This morning we left Tournai and visited the Brasserie Dupont - famous for it's Saison style beers which can be found at specialty beer stores in the US.  Moinette is one of their famous ones.


Lunch and beer in Dupont's eating place on the brewery grounds, called Les Caves DuPont

 One local wanted to trade t-shirts with one of our tour members - and did, all in French.

They are so busy that tours are scarce - we were lucky to get the head guy!

Saving the Yeast for the next batch.

View out back of the brewery. Truly farm country.

This afternoon we went to Orval, home of Orval Trappist Beer, made only here by the Monks.

Old Monastery Ruins

And after visiting parts of the Monastery and grounds


Beer at L'Ange Gardien
It's just down the road as there is no drinking at the Monastery itself

Then to Bouillon, Belgium for the night at the Hotel Cosy.

Views from our hotel room

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