Westvleteren, Belgium

Westvleteren, Belgium

If you are a beer geek, your jaw just dropped. Yes, you’re seeing what you think you’re seeing. The reader writes:

From St. Sixtus Abbey in Westvleteren. Their #12 Trappist ale (10-plus percent alcohol!) has been called the world’s best. Had it with some of the abbey cheese and delicious bread. It was damned good, and well worth the 2 hour train ride and 20+ minute bike ride to get there!

He and his wife drank Westvleteren XII! Next door to the Trappist abbey itself! Man.

They also went to the Cantillon brewery to try the gueuze and the kriek:

Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Said the reader:

The kriek was really good. To be honest, sour beers are not my favorite, but I also had a glass of the geueze, and it grew on me. Cantillon is quite a place.

Sour beers are my favorite. Gueuze is the best, but not to everybody’s taste, for sure.

Another VFYT from a reader’s vacation:

Orange Beach, Alabama

Orange Beach, Alabama

The reader writes:

This is not really that remarkable without the context. We are on vacation at Orange Beach, AL with family. My wife and I had planned to go out on a date tonight after the baby goes down for dinner. But – as with many plans when you have an infant – we are having to adapt. So, I wait. With a Stone Ruination IPA.

Oh, have we ever been there. Hey, in Orange Beach, have you eaten at The Gulf? Here’s a VFYT from that restaurant last summer.

And here’s a more recent nautical VFYT:

Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach, California

One more tonight:

Lindsay, California

Lindsay, California

The reader writes:

Baked salmon with honey mustard glaze, capers, and bread crumbs. Carrots fettucine in Neufchatel cheese.Brussels sprouts cooked in chicken broth then sautéed in bacon drippings and served with crumbled bacon bits.

Further description of the carrot recipe follows:

Carrots peeled lengthwise into ribbons and quickly cooked with chicken broth, seasonings, and Neufchatel cheese.