I had to rearrange the schedule of my day job this Easter. In Norway, this is serious vacation time. Many take the whole week off, going skiing on the last patches of snow or opening their summer houses for the season.
I’ll be home most of the week. I was supposed to be on duty the week after Easter, but I received an email that made me change my plans.
Visit Flanders, the tourist promotion body for the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, has invited 8 Scandinavian beer writers for a four day visit from 24 April. Four Swedes, two Danes, two Norwegians.
We will be visiting cafes and restaurants, breweries and beer festivals.
Here are the breweries where we will make a stop:
- Brasserie de la Senne
- De Halve Maan
- De Struise Brouwers
- Brewery 3 Fonteinen
- Brewery De Kroon
- Hof Ten Dormaal
Full coverage here on the blog, but also on twitter, @KnutAl, and Facebook.
This is a part of what looks like a general push for Belgian beer tourism. The craft beer explosion has swept the globe, but Belgium has the whole range from historical styles saved in the nick of time to daring newcomers pushing the boundaries. In my nine years of beer blogging, I haven’t given Belgium its fair share of coverage – I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to remedy that.