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Belgian Beer ...

PaulF | May 21, 2007 11:37 AM

I'm taking some baby steps towards exploring Belgian beer.

Whenver I drink in the Daily Pint I order Chimay. But, admittedly, that's not all that often.

Then, the other day I went out looking for some PIlsner Urquell (a longshot in my neighborhood liquor store where imported means from Mexico -- which is not a bad thing to this Modelo drinker) and while they had no PUrq, they had a sixer of Stella Artois. (FYI - It was nine bucks for six bottles.)

Which delicious and in a different way than Chimay.

So, I've done a tiny bit of online research and sure enough, the Belgians have an excellent beer repuation. I'm two for two in loving them

My questions:

Are there bars have a great selection of Belgian beers?

Are there any liquor stores where nice imports from Belgium are discounted?

What other Belgian beers do Chowhounders recommend?

Is there such a thing as Belgian cuisine in Los Angeles -- a Belgian restaurant (that doesn't just server waffles)?

P.S. - I've read the Wikipedia entry on Belgian beer ... but I want Chowhound advice, not encyclopedia advice.


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