Brewing inside historic Bruges, Belgium

De Halve Maan Brewery, Bruges, BelgiumTake a hoppy break from the medieval and renaissance architecture in Bruges, Belgium, with a visit to De Halve Maan Brewery. The only working brewery within the historic city walls, this family-owned business has been in operation since 1856.

The brewery’s beers include Brugse Zot, a delicious blonde beer. There is also a brown variety, Brugse Zot Dubble, which is denser and has a unique bitter flavour. The seasonal Brugse Bok has a malty aroma.

Take a moment to note De Halve Maan Brewery’s impressive collection of glasses on display. Each of the 1,300+ Belgian beers has its own design. When a new beer is invented, the appropriate shaped glass must be found so that drinkers can appreciate fully the beer’s  flavour and aroma.

Visit De Halve Maan Brewery website.

De Halve Maan Brewery Beer Garden, Bruges, Belgium


De Halve Maan Brewery Brew House, Bruges, Belgium


De Halve Maan Brewery, Bruges Zot beers, Belgium


De Halve Maan Brewery, beers and glasses, Belgium

De Halve Maan Brewery, shrimp croquettes, Belgium

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."

Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.