Belgium is known for their beer and we couldn't pass up a visit to the last remaining brewery in Bruges. De Halve Maan Brewery is right in the middle of Bruges and they run brewery tours every hour (in a variety of languages). In addition to the tour, the admission price also gets you a free beer, this seemed like a no brainer to us.
I love beer and Belgium did not disappoint. The variety was more than I could possibly begin to tackle and there was certainly more beer than I could even attempt to taste. Each beer was served in a glass made specifically for that beer in order to impart the best flavor and smell. The glasses might have been my favorite part and I found myself ordering a beer just because of the glass, like this lovely Kwak:
Looking out our cottage window, there was nothing but smoke filled air. The fires in nearby Yosemite had left the town of Murphy in a haze. We however, did not let this slow us down.
Our day started in nearby Columbia State Park. I don’t really know what to say about this place…it was interesting
. Columbia is staged to look like a town in the gold rush era, everything from a saloon and jail to all the town folk in period costume. Yep, that’s right, the dude hanging on the barstool in the saloon is in costume. A quick stroll up and down main street (it’s only about 2 city blocks) and we knew it was time for a beer. Off to the Saloon we went!
Please note the attire of the bartender
Better late than never, a month by month look at 2013:
Sun Valley - it's gorgeous!
It's been a while and life has gotten in the way, but it has been fun! Here is what I've been up to:
Drake's - A San Leandro gem
Turkey Trot 2013
Quince - quite the tasting menu
The Elf Party 2013
Tosca: an SF institution gets a makeover and menu overhaul
Cotogna - worth every bite!
While skiing in Utah we made a friend
Din Tai Fung- the original
Street food in Seoul
Only in South Korea
The Princess Project - making sure that every teen's prom dreams come true
Passport 2014 - keeping everyone safe
Campo Fina - my new bocce obsession
Russian River - Pliny the Elder...so good when it hits your lips
Summer and sunshine is the perfect recipe for a golf outing
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