I thought it only appropriate to close out the first 30 days of this 365 day challenge the way I started it! With a Hommel Bier. My first was a Perennial Hommel Ale. Today’s beer is the original one: Poperinge Hommel Bier. I love this beer and I love the city. I thought the right thing to do was to enjoy it with a traditional Belgian dish … so I added the Mussels.
This city is the center of hop growing in Belgium. Eurohop is here (owned by Eric Lagache) — worth a stop for sure! I’ve been here twice and it smells wonderful every time. Mr. Lagache is very nice.
Westvleteren is 15 minutes from the city center. If you are on a beer trip to Belgium you should add this place as one of your stops. Highly recommend Hotel de la Paix. Right in the city center and owned by a wonderful couple. This hotel is where I had my first Hommel. The word Hommel means “Hops” in the local dialect and it is a decidedly hoppy beer. The flavor is wonderful and this bottle-conditioned will always offer up a surprise.
Where did I enjoy this beer and meal? Why at Tripel Brasserie of course!
Enjoy! Beer Mentor