Brussels beer x Brussels food // Growing mushrooms in Cantillon
I don’t like mushrooms. Oh, no. I hate them*. You will never see a beer and food pairing involving on this site**. This distaste for fungus did not stop me from meeting with Champignons de Bruxelles – Brussels entrepreneurs cultivating mushrooms on the spent grains of Brasserie Cantillon, in the bowels of Anderlecht’s slaughterhouse.
BXLBeerFest - Brussels' newest beer festival
The Brussels new wave beer scene continues apace. First cam the beer bars. Then came the breweries. And now it is the turn of the beer festivals. After the Swaff festival in July, this weekend it is the turn of the BXLBeerFest, what will be the largest beer festival dedicated to small, independent (craft, even) breweries organised in Brussels.
Over bottles of Orval at A la Mort Subite, Kevin Desmet – a.k.a. the Belgian Beer Geek – told me about the background to the festival, Brussels beer compromises, and why they think you should go to BXLBeerFest.