A second Belgian cultural lesson: pick your macrobrew! Yesterday was the Flemish national holiday, and aside from a day off, multiple concerts were staged all around Brussels. We stopped into the local nightshop to pick up a beer for the concert (held on Grote Markt/Grand Place in central Brussels) and I noticed all four of us reach immediately for Jupiler.
Most well-known outside of Belgium is Stella-Artois, brewed in lovely Leuven, but lately we've favored Jupiler, the Brussels macro. Others include Maes, Primus, and if lucky enough to visit the Limburg province, Cristal. This brilliant selection of pils macrobrews has one caveat: your taste preferences often dictate your favorite cafes, as each signs an exclusive contract with the macro producer. No Miller AND Bud on tap here- you have to pick your poison before picking your watering hole.
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