drinks ’round the world: brussels fruit beer

Posted by susan on June 1st, 2009. Filed under: epicurious travel.

My first meme..

As I mentioned the other day, Travel Experta and Lifecruiser Travel Blog are co-hosting the happiest hour of all with a blog post about a fun drink from somewhere in the world every first of the month. I have decided to join in on the fun…

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I traveled to Brussels during my Spring break when studying abroad in college. In addition to the amazing Gothic architecture and delicious chocolates, one thing that stood out for me was the beer, naturally.

We stayed in a hostel whose common area converted into a chill bar at night and sold an unending list of euro beers – I don’t think I ever had two of the same. The atmosphere and the affordable prices made it so inviting to travelers that had spent the entire day exploring. Needless to say, there wasn’t much reason to leave when you were surrounded by good company and delicious beer.

As much as I tend to steer away from drinks that are on the sweeter side, the types of beer that were most memorable for me in Brussels were fruit-based. Brussels fruit beer comes in many flavors like cherry, raspberry and peach.

It is heavy but it is thirst quenching at the same time- not too sweet and more than satisfying. Brussels beer is not only plentiful and delicious, it is filled with history and tradition.

So, what’s the best drink you’ve ever had and where?

If you’d like to participate, here’s how to participate in Drinks ‘Round the World Meme.

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