An acrostic poem and a haiku about Belgian beer*

What appeared to be the keg storage shed at Dupont.

What appeared to be the keg storage shed at Dupont.

*Some advice commonly given to inexperienced writers such as myself goes a little like the following “If you need to write and can’t get started, just start writing words” I have in the past used this technique as a bit of a brain dump onto the page but even this did not help me over-come my inability to write about what I learnt and what I loved in Belgium. I still could not get anything of sense to paper. As a last ditch effort I took it way back when I was a wee lad prior to all of my beer drinking and decided an acrostic poem might have the answers. I wrote the haiku for fun after I got on a roll.

Very pretty and well worn in mashtun at Brouwerij Slaghmuylder who make Witkap-Pater beers.

Very pretty and well worn in mashtun at Brouwerij Slaghmuylder who make Witkap-Pater beers.

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Copper open fermenters at Liefmans brewery. Because that is how they do it. 

Copper open fermenters at Liefmans brewery. Because that is how they do it. 

 

Brewed without any rules

With care, love and attention

Ensure the right glass.

 
Orval in an Orval glass with some Orval cheese on an Orval tray. Yes!!! I am pretty stoked about that!

Orval in an Orval glass with some Orval cheese on an Orval tray. Yes!!! I am pretty stoked about that!