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.
De Koninck Brewery
Excited to start the tour!
Map of the brewery
Ready to get started
Learning about all of the different beer glasses
About to take a ride through Antwerp
The ripening cheeses of Kaasmeester Van Tricht
Learning about cheese pairings
Beer and cheese pairing notes
Will definitely use this later!
The De Koninck Beers
The brewing process
Took this photo especially for my brother!
Map of Belgium
Beer glasses over the ages – I take it very seriously!
More of the evolution of the Bolleke glass
Finally time for the tasting!
Our tasting – special brew, Triple d’Anvers, and a Bolleke
Cheese from Van Tricht
Can’t do a beer tasting without cheese and sausage!