Saisons and Sours

Today we head south into the province of Hainaut. This is ‘saison’ country, a type of beer produced at farms during the cooler winter months for consumption on the fields in summer. Brasserie Dupont has a history that goes back to the 18th century. For today’s lunch, we will pair their Saison Dupont (saison, 6,5% ABV) or Moinette (Belgian Strong Ale, 8,5% ABV) with cheeses produced on-site.

Pico-brewery Alvinne was founded in 2004 by brothers-in-law Davy Spiessens and Glenn Castelein. With the passionate beer lover as their target audience, their mission statement is to deliver world class innovative beers, pushing the classical barriers away and this by only making use of malt ingredients, water, hops, yeast and the flavour of used oak barrels.

Overnight in Watou, where we stay at het Brouwershuis, the B&B on the grounds of brewery Sint-Bernardus. Dinner at a local restaurant right on the French border.