Dropkick Murphys: Until The Next Time

The Groezrock music festival takes place every year in the Flemish village of Meerhout. The festival has been going for some time and, by tradition, is the festival season opener in Belgium.

The festival offers a range of punk, hardcore, metalcore, skapunk, and exceptional music and has become one of the largest punk festivals in the Lowlands.

This year, I managed to acquire a couple of free tickets. Better still, none other than Dropkick Murphys were headlining the main stage on Saturday.

Unfortunately for me, the tickets I had were for Friday.

This is what I missed.

Kermis

This weekend, the fair came to town. And with the weather as gorgeous as it was, we spent pretty much the whole time outside.

Saturday

Sunday

Beer

Also worth mentioning is that I tried a couple of beers that I don’t normally drink.

First up was the Tripel Karmeliet from Bosteels Brewery. This was very light, very fruity and goes down very easily in the sun. However, it does start to get a bit too sweet after a few bottles.

Much better was the Paternoster which comes from Microbrouwerij Achilles. This is a none-too-heavy Abbey style dubbel beer that goes down far too easily.

Feestdag

I’m still slowly sorting my photos and am currently half-way through September. This being Belgium, havaing made it to the mid-point of the month is generally seen as a perfectly good reason to throw a party.

Tripel Karmeliet

Tripel Karmeliet I haven’t talked about beer on these pages for quite some time. However, De Met is now serving guest beers so this may change. Right now the guest beer that they have is Tripel Karmeliet from Bosteels Brewery.

As the name suggests, it’s an abbey tripel and in this case the Tripel part of the name not only refers to the in-bottle refermentation but also to the fact that the beer is brewed with three kinds of grain: wheat, oats and barley. And it’s lovely.

I’m not normally a huge fan of tripels, but this is one that I would quite happily go back to. It’s clear and has a huge creamy head and tastes light, fruity and refreshing.

I’m ready for the summer now.

Spring Barbecue

Last week we had a barbecue and I have finally pulled the photos of my camera.

I’m also still playing around with the gallery settings in WordPress. You can enlarge the thumbnail images below by clicking on them and if you right-click on the images the context menu should include an option to take ypu to the full sized picture. The actual wording will vary depending on your browser.

That’s the techie gumpf done with, here are the photos: