We’re going to Belgium next week. There’s a lot of stuff we need to do, and people we need to see. And now we’ve added one more task: visiting some Abbeys and trying some real Trappist beers.

This is not just a ‘fun’ thing to do – though I suspect it will also be that – it will be a ‘work’ thing as well. I have successfully pitched an article about Abbey beers to one of the magazines I was interning for last week.

Business and pleasure, I’m pleased we can all be friends.

For some context, here’s a post I wrote a few years back about the first time I tried the fabled Westvleteren beer.