DO NOT VISIT THE BELGIAN BEER WEEKEND
The best way to surviving the Belgian Beer Weekend, taking place in Brussels' Grand Place this coming weekend? Avoid it like the plague. Rain is guaranteed, it will be fill of drunken carousers, or worse - tourists, the queues for tokens will be long and the list of interesting or exciting beers short. In essence, the festival brings misery in its wake, a misery not balanced out by the drunkenness on offer. Or, at least that has always been my experience.
A much better bet is to skip this industry jamboree altogether and make for a bar in the neighbourhood - the list of bars in the centre of Brussels with good and exciting beer on offer is constantly growing. Or, you could avoid the centre completely.
Just go somewhere else. Anywhere else.
As rules go, this one has not let me down so far.