Source: Cheese Web
Yesterday, after multiple days of calling ahead to pick up two 24 packs, we finally picked up the Mother-load of all beer. Let me rewind a bit....
So if you want more than a six pack (which is sometimes unavailable at the cafe, depending if the monks brewed enough) than you need to place an order over the phone. Sounds simple enough, wrong. First you will find this screen.
Then you will try to call, for instance this week - only on Wednesday from 9-12 or 1-4pm. Ryan and I called for three weeks, a totally of four days to reserve our two cases.
Here's a glimpse of what our trip looked like yesterday. I have to say Ryan looked like a boy in a candy shop, and I am sure our friends Josh, from Germany, and Tom, Ryan's neighbor from WI, would have been the same.
Waiting in line, we saw a monk - PS. No photos allowed.
Arranging the beer, thanks Melanie and Robert for your car :)
Yummy strawberry jam.
For him: Banana split.
For me: "In De Vrede" ice cream, made with the Westvleteren 12... bizarre but delicious!
Surrounded by farm land, Ry felt at home ;)
Our two 24 packs. We could each only pick up two six-packs,
but a simple change of the shirt and an ice cream break later- we had four more six packs!
Westvleteren is definitely a Belgian beer worth the effort, and I have a feeling some of you might be calling us when we get back State-side for a sample! Of course we will oblige.