Thirsty work cycling from Rotterdam to Antwerp

Beer doesn’t taste much better than it does after a long bike ride.

Today was 120km with a lot of headwind (but sun rather than showers) so it was 6pm before I made it to Antwerp. Thirsty.

Starting in the main square at Gollem with a Zeezuiper Tripel from Scheldebrouwerij, followed by Zestig Belgian Strong Blonde from Malhuer, then Uno – a DIPA from Omnipollo vs Stigbergets.

With 30 taps to choose from it would have easy spend the entire evening here, but a breath of fresh air and a change of scenery was in order.

It was a short walk to Billies Bier Kaffeteria and a couple of beers from the US -Speedway Vietnamese Coffee Stout by AleSmith, then Abraxas from Perrenial Artisan Ales which is a Coconut and Cinammon Imperial Stout – thick, strong and delicious.

Antwerp is a terrific place for sampling beer, and it would be easy spend a couple of days here.

However the bike trip doesn’t stop – tomorrow’s ride is to Gent.