18 juni 2014

The Half Moon


This is the sign at the entrance of ´Brouwerij De Halve Maan´ ('Brewery The Half Moon'), the only family brewery in the centre of Bruges. The brewery goes back on a very long history; already in 1564 the town register mentions its existence! From 1856 Leon Maes, also known as Henri I, becomes the owner of the property. Nowadays 'De Halve Maan' brews 2 beers: 'Brugse Zot' (a goldenblond beer) and 'Straffe Hendrik' (a bitter tripel ale).
During our stay in Bruges earlier this year we joined one of the 45 min. guided tours, offering both a visit to the modern brewery as well as the museum. Very interesting!

Linking to signs, signs.


13 opmerkingen:

  1. Beer is often full of history. Very special sign.

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  2. Grappige namen voor het bier en een mooi logo.

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  3. In a day and age when businesses come and go with alarming regularity, it's amazing to read about a business in operation since the 16th century!

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  4. Interesting old history.
    But I would love to put some briefs in.

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  5. Beautiful sign, but what truly amazes me is that their history goes back to 1564! WOW!

    ~Lindy

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  6. I would love to tour the brewery and sample the bitter ale. Wonderful sign.

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  7. That is such a beautiful sign! I'd like to do that tour.

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  8. That's a lot of history, and a really pretty sign.

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  9. This is a really nice sign. The moon looks like he may have enjoyed a tripel or three already! :)

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  10. The Belgians make the best beer. Wish I lived closer :(

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