In’t Nieuw Museum restaurant in Bruges.
Mort Subite kriek fruit beer and a Straffe Hendrik from Half Moon Brewery. The Mort is a super tart, super fruity lambic. You can power those down and not even realize it until you pass out. The Straffe Hendrik is the king of beer of Bruges. Super craft – super refined. We did a tour of this brewery and their entire process is still old school, old world craft brewing.
Now the restaurant – In’t Nieuw Museum. Before any vacation, we do a ton of research to map out our trip – make it efficient – and find local favorites. This place is a local favorite and was one of the best places of our few days in Bruges. Essentially – they serve all you can eat ribs. Yes – ribs in Bruges – on an open fire grill in the middle of the restaurant. Safety standards – none. Guy continuously basting and seasoning ribs – yes. Delicious ribs that kept coming as you never had to say a thing – yes. Great belgian beer selection – yes. Massive bowls of belgian frites with each entree – yes. Everything amazing – yes.
Belgian fruit beer I had at Bierbrasserie Cambrinus in Bruges a few years ago. Definitely tasted like strawberries – as you can see that weavel / rat like character placing berries into the beer machine.
One of the cooler parts about Bierbrasserie Cambrinus is that every single beer has its own glass—-and there are hundreds of beers. To that end, I’ve started collecting glasses myself. Only tulip glasses so far. I find them very proper – and red wine glass like.
One of my fiancee’s favorite beers – Straffe Hendrik by Half Moon Brewery out of Bruges. That’s “Strong Henry” in English – and this tripel is 9%. They have a quad that’s 12% that’s also amazing.
Some local NY/Brooklyn beer stores have the Straffe Hendrik Heritage. Pricey but worth it!
Delirium Red. A throwback Thursday as I had this on draught back in 2011 at Bierbrasserie Cambrinus in Bruges.
I love the sweet/sour beers and this cherry beer took the cake. 8.5% ABV too! Just like Tremens – this Red went down extremely smooth.