Beer Festival 1
Beer Festival 2
October 31, 1998
We bid adios to Amsterdam, and board the train for Antwerp. It's
too early for beer, so we go directly from Antwerp to Lier.
Now I'm not saying Lier is a small town (it is), but it's not what you might call a main
stopping off point for tourists, let alone Americans. After a few odd looks, we
managed to get checked into the hotel, and down to the cafe (bar) to wait for Polle.
This is a good place to hang out, first because Polle will show up there eventually
(they serve beer), and second, because it does not pay to be in a hurry in Belgium, and
besides, they serve beer. Good ones at that.
Oh, and did I say we are going to a beer festival tonight? Well, that's tonight, and
this is today, so it must be time for a brewery tour...
Tim Webb claims that there would
be no pub signs in Belgium were it not for Jupiler.