« on: August 30, 2014, 03:47:38 AM »
I thought the rule of thumb is that judges (usually) like the beer better if it's brewed at the higher end of the style's range.
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Ok, call me paranoid but I was about to do this but didn't feel comfortable giving all my info, especially birthdate to a marketing company. I'm sure it's legit but I get enough crap calls on my phone and have to block them already.
Besides, .5L? Go big or go home
I've used several electric drills with my MM3... They all worked ok but speed was a bit of an issue (as in they went too fast). I finally ended up getting a DEWALT DWD210G 10-Amp drill. It has much lower RPMs and much higher torque than my other drills. I am able to control the speed and go nice and steady when crushing my grains now. I get a much much better crush with this drill vs the other ones I was using.
if I opened a brewery and called it Fullers of Davis?
How about is I specialized in British style ales?
What if my flagship beers were 'Davis Pride' and Fullers ESB? (is that last one just pushing it too far?)
I theoretically have every right to the name Fullers as it IS my last name.
Not that I'm actually considering it but it's thought that has wandered across my mind from time to time.
Wouldn't the religious non-pork eater also likely be a religious non-drinker and therefore not at the event to complain about the food? Just sayin'.
For the money, I suppose there should be alternatives but at what point do you cut off the accommodations? How many choices should there be? There's quite a few allergies out there, if you create a single meal to avoid everything, you get pretty close to nothing.
Anyone else get a really sore throat after the conference followed by sickness? Seems several people I know did... Someone was the Outbreak monkey this weekend.
Dislike = The $40 cab ride from the airport to JW Marriott.
A few people liked the early morning running tours of GR. I am not a runner, I just heard about it.
Did anyone take the bus tours to breweries? I didn't have time for those. Interested if they were good.
Austin would be fun, but it only has the one commuter train, and I have never used the bus system there. I stay away from 6th street, as I am way too old for those shenanigans.
Sorry, I have been to Bruges but do not remember anything, The beer is way too good.
What kind of recommendation are you looking for? Breweries? Bars? restaurants? hotels?
It is an adult Disney Land, you will not have any problems finding something to do even if you have no predetermined plans. No shortage of beer or bars or food.
Watch the movie "In Bruges" with Colin Farrell. It is a dark movie but it really shows you the scenery.
Here is a good resource for breweries:
I went with the family so did not get to visit any breweries, but will next time.
"Around Brussels/Brugge in 80 Beers" - I bought the Brussels version before our trip and its perfect for traveling without a tour group.
My personal fav's:
- Cantillon: spend a whole afternoon in the cafe, drinking bottles you can't buy and eating Gueuze sausage.
- Delirium Cafe upstairs: FRESH Dupont on tap is an eye-opening experience.
- Moeder Lambic: Belgian craft beer bar. Ridiculous stuff on draft (4 Cantillon casks when I was there)
- A La Becasse: clay pitchers of slightly-sweetened lambic from cask
- A la Mort Subite: we stumbled across this one on a walk. Beautiful building. Mort Subite brands are mostly the faux/sweetened lambic, but their Gueuze is legit.
- Bia Mara: Fantastic fish n' chips, De La Senne beers
There's also a bottle shop near Grand Place (Beer Temple?) so you can stuff your suitcase if you have room after all the Loons.
There were some lambic breweries on the outskirts of town (3F, Boon), but we didn't venture outside the city. Most Belgian breweries aren't set up for walk-up business: tours are for large groups, scheduled way in advance. Cantillon is an exception, and its in the heart of Brussels.