Today we head south into the province of Hainaut. This is ‘saison’ country, a farm ale produced during the winter months for consumption during summer. Brasserie Dupont has a history that goes back to the 18th century. For 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. 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.