December
16
2012

Tongerlo

Foaming Tongerlo
Rememb’ring grandpa’s cousin
In a pleasant way

Tongerlo

Written by Simon Boel

Notes from the author: My grandfather’s cousin, Joost Marcel Boel, was the abbot of the Tongerlo abbey from 1953 to 1981. In cooperation with the Haacht brewery, he revived and improved an ancient abbey beer recipe. The ‘Tongerlo’ beers are now brewn under license, and the abbey receives part of the profits. I remember Marcel as a warm, kind and open-minded person. Very often, these moments of remembrance occur when I pour myself a Tongerlo.

References:
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joost_Boel (in Dutch)
http://www.abbaye-de-leffe.be/Overlijden-in-Tongerlo (in Dutch)
http://www.tongerlo.be/en/Merken/Beers/Prior%20Tongerlo (in English)

Thing of the day: Libbey Craft Brews 16.5-Ounce Clear Belgian Ale Glass Set, 4-Piece

May
25
2010

Lunch at Belvedere Square

A little timeout
For smoked salmon BLT
And a summer beer

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Neopol in the Belvedere Square Market has a smoked salmon BLT that goes very well with the draft offerings at Grand Cru. Their smoked pork sandwiches are really good too.

Thing of the day: Kasilof Fish Company Alder Smoked Pacific Salmon, 16 oz

May
10
2010

Leftovers

Checking the beer fridge
For something to liven up
All these leftovers

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Use It Up Cookbook: Creative Recipes for the Frugal Cook

May
8
2010

Perfect Pairing

Raspberry lambic
With chewy chocolate brownies…
What was I saying?

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Brownies

April
16
2010

Fine Dining

Eggplant and mushrooms
Grilling next to the salmon.
I uncork the beer.

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Fish & Shellfish, Grilled & Smoked

March
23
2010

Know It All

Grilling up the shrimp
As he extols the virtues
Of kegging home brew

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Cornelius Homebrew Kegerator Kit 3 Keg Basic Kit with 5#CO2 and Kegs

SFM