Brouwerij De Koninck

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With the famous De Koninck Bolleke bottle

 

With Christina and Rafaël in Antwerp, Koen and I booked a tour of the newly renovated De Koninck Brewery. Of course if you’re in Belgium you need to taste the local cuisine which includes the famous Belgian beers. De Koninck is the biggest brewery in Antwerp – most known for the “Bolleke”, an amber beer named for the goblet shaped glass it’s served in, Triple d’Anvers, an Antwerp style Belgian triple, and Wild Jo, the brewery’s newest beer made with wild yeast.

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De Koninck Brewery

 

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Excited to start the tour!

 

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Map of the brewery

 

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Ready to get started

 

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Learning about all of the different beer glasses

 

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About to take a ride through Antwerp

 

 

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The ripening cheeses of Kaasmeester Van Tricht

 

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Learning about cheese pairings

 

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Beer and cheese pairing notes

 

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Will definitely use this later!

 

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The De Koninck Beers

 

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Drinking wort

 

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The brewing process

 

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Took this photo especially for my brother!

 

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Map of Belgium

 

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Beer glasses over the ages – I take it very seriously!

 

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More of the evolution of the Bolleke glass

 

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Finally time for the tasting!

 

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Our tasting – special brew, Triple d’Anvers, and a Bolleke

 

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Cheese from Van Tricht

 

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Can’t do a beer tasting without cheese and sausage!

 

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Cheers!

 

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Cheers!

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