t' Brugges Beertje, Part 1
t' Brugges Beertje, Part 2
November 4, 1998
If it's Wednesday, then it must be time for a brewery tour. This place is both a
brewery and a brewery museum, intertwined in the same building. Not to mention cafe
and bar, but those are really secondary. The food is quite inexpensive, and the
Belgian version of toasties are damned good. The only beer they server is Straffe
Hendrix draught, so don't plan a long drinking session.
The tour itself is not for the faint of heart, or for those with a fear of small places,
heights, or very steep stairs.
After we left Straffe Hendrix, we went in search of a cafe called De Scharr (the sissors),
which is listed in some of the guide books. We managed to find it, after several
false starts, only to find out it did not open until 6 PM. As it was only 5, we did
place tourist and kill some time.
The bottom line is that De Scharr is a restaurant, not a pub. Since there were no
diners at this early hour, we had not problem getting served. They were starting the
grill, which is a real wood fire. The beer selection is very limited, but they
have Scotch, and wine, and most likely some very fine food. Any takers?
The master control panel
A good place to hang a basket.
Large enconomy size bottle.
NNo earthquakes around here
Very steep stairs.
Old fermentation squares
OOld conditioning tanks
TWall of beermats