We’re here in Bruges, close to North Sea in northern Belgium.. First day, after strolling around the market for a while, hunger and thirst drew our attention to Bier Brasserie: Cambrinus, which means something like the King of Beer. All we can think about is how much Cheri and Syed are going to love this joint! It is a place Ryan, Brint and I discovered a few years ago. Famous for the 400+ Belgian beers and their 30+ page beer menu, it also does fantastic local food .¬† Today, while it was 1 AM our time [HST] it was only 1 PM here but we decided we weren’t going to make it to the regular dining hour and ordered our dinner… Jane had a very traditional Flemish Carbonades dish¬† -slow roasted beef prepared with a golden ‘Draak’ beer and homemade chunky applesauce. I enjoyed a sliced chicken with mushrooms, silver pearl onions, pancetta `in a Flemish ‘old brown beer’ sauce. Both were great as were the beers. McChouffe and, what the restaurant was hailing as the best beer in the world, are you ready for this? Delirium Tremens. Serious beer lovers will know McChouffe, but the DT was a bit hoppy and surprisingly malty for such a golden bier, the aftertaste was fruity, almost cherry and a bit of clove. It really was great, but no competition for the McChouffe!

Someone swipping a bite of my fine chicken under the watchful eye of Mr. McChouffe -click to enlarge

For now tag along at our Bruges page…