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by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 8, 2010
From journal We shall strike a balance between culture and fun
by Ed Hahn
Hong Kong, China
August 6, 2005
Nevertheless, the guide, who is actually a family member, puts out a lot of historical and brewing information. The tour features the old tradional brewing methods, and we see 200-year-old machinery and bottles from at least that long ago. It's hard to absorb it all. It is obvious the Belgians take their beer seriously.
We go all the way up to the roof of the old building, where we see an amazing panoramic view of Bruges.
The tour costs only 4 euros per person and includes a huge mug of their beer, drunk in the beer hall. While sipping our brews, we meet an interesting 30-something American couple who've carved a year out of their lives and careers to travel throughout Europe. I don't know if I would have had the courage to do that at their age.
Half Moon has a restaurant too, so it's a nice place to take a midday or mid-afternoon break. You can learn much more here.
From journal Bruges and Ypres Salient - Beautiful and Horrible
June 22, 2003
The tour takes you through the whole building in about 45 minutes. There are lots of narrow steps, so don't do this if you're having leg trouble. During the tour you learn about the history of the brewery and about the beer brewing process. The roof of the brewery offers great views of the city. At the end of the tour, you get a free beer in the tap room, which also offers nice souvenirs and serves lunch and snacks. We ended up having a nice lunch there.
From journal A Group of ten in Bruges