クリスマス LEGO 建築。

The LEGO Yellow Submarine has been build.

Father and son build together.

We did it!

これは私 「イチゴフィールド」 に値している。それは私達の醸造所から果物のような黒ビールである。
This deserves me a "Strawberry Fields". It's a fruity stout from our brewery.

その間、Bram が簡単なクリスマスディナーを準備している。
Meanwhile, Bram is preparing a simple Christmas Dinner.

Wristwatch for Christmas: DW-6900CS-7, red, white and gold stars. 

先週、多様な慈善活動にたくさんのベルギーのイニシアチブがあった。` それはそれらの「最も暖かな週」であった。醸造所Alvinneは24時間醸造マラソンを計画した。それらはいくつかの活動を持っていた。私は醸造所を訪問した。それは車のため90分ドライブであった。
Last week there were a lot of Belgian initiatives for diverse charities. `it was their "Warmest Week". Brewery Alvinne organized a 24 hour brewing marathon. They had several activities. I visited the brewery. It was a 90 minute drive by car. 

The funniest activity was the "Malt Bag Challenge". It was a game to open 4 bags of malt as fast as possible. To make it harder, you had to empty the bags in a big bag. Secretly I had been practicing a lot. 


Unfortunately a small tread fell into the big bag. I had to get it out of the big bag. Therefore I couldn't make the winning time. I hope I once can do a revenge.


Unfortunately a small tread fell into the big bag. I had to get it out of the big bag. Therefore I couldn't make the winning time. I hope I once can do a revenge. Still 22 seconds is a neat time. 

醸造やかんの間の醸造者 Jorre。
Brewer Jorre between the brewing kettles. 

もちろん、いくつかのビールがサンプリングされた。私はたくさん飲むことができなかったけれども、 私が家に運転する必要があった 。幸運にも、Jorre は非常によい果肉の赤いオレンジレモネードを作った。それも旨かった!

Of course, several beers were sampled. Though I couldn't drink a lot, as I had to drive home. Luckily Jorre had made a very good blood orange lemonade. That was delicious too!

The other brewers are cleaning the mash tun. 

Alvinneは樽と「foeders」のたくさんのそれらのビールを円熟させる。foeder は、それが2000リットルから3000リットルまでビールと考えることができる莫大な木製のbarrel.である。
Alvinne matures a lot of their beer on barrels and "foeders". A foeder is a huge wooden barrel. it can hold between 2000 and 3000 liter beer. 

Bearded Brewers!

Eat cake and donate for charity.

There was some good music played from records during the day.

In the evening there was a great performance of a live band. A nice conclusion of the day.

ベルギーの友人醸造所を訪問するためのG SHOCK:GWG-1000-1A9 MUDMASTER。
G-SHOCK for visiting friends a brewery in Belgium: GWG-1000-1A9 MUDMASTER。


私達は昨日エバの母のアパートに行った。私達は、早く「サンニコライブ」を祝福するために、そこにいた。普通、パーティーは12月5日に有名であるけれども、しばしば、ファミリーはパーティーを催す 12月5日の前の週末 。

We went yesterday to Eva's Mother's apartment. We were there to celebrate "Saint Nicolas Eve" early. Usually the party is celebrated on December 5th, but often families have the party the weekend before 5 December. 

The boys were playing a little bit nervous on the couch. Will the good Saint come? Rayo, the youngest nephew, still believes in Saint Nicolas.

ドアに騒々しいノックがあった。ローラ、Eva の姉妹、悲鳴、「私はブラックピートに会い、彼は廊下を走り抜けている!」。誰もがアパートの外を走る。聖人および彼のヘルパーが、たくさんのプレゼントを置いていったように思われる。私達はプレゼントをリビング・ルームに持って来た。

There was a loud knock on the door. Laura, Evaa's sister, screams, "I saw Black Pete, he's running through the hallway!" Everybody runs outside the apartment. It seems the Saint and his helper have left a lot of presents. We brought the presents to the living room. 


While presents were unpacked, I poured a good beer. It is actually a Christmas beer. An oatmeal stout with orange, coffee and a little bit chili. "F*ck, The Christmas Tree is on fire!"

I got very nice presents from the Good Saint. A pack of Candy Sushi and the  LEGO "Yellow Submarine" of the Beatles. 


There was also a bonus present. A special set to build 24 mini presents, like an Advent Calendar. It is not available in the shops. 

It is already the 4th of December. The first 4 mini presents were build. 


宴会のための腕時計:それはGF-8250K-4JR ICERC FROGMANである

When will this box will be opened? Bram can't wait!

Wristwatch for a feast: It's the GF-8250K-4JR ICERC FROGMAN 


私は月11月のために私達の LEGO カレンダーを見つけた。普通、Evaと Bram は、毎月のカレンダーを築くために競争する お互いに 。最後に、それは私の回転である。

I found our LEGO calendar for the month November. Normally Evaa and Bramm compete each other to build the monthly calendar. Finally it is my turn. 

幸福なSjorsのための腕時計:それは金 DW-6900GD である。
Wristwatch for a happy Sjors: It's the gold DW-6900GD.


土曜日 Eva と私は、ホットチョコレートのためのコーヒーショップに行った。それは、コーヒーショップが私達のビールも売るとわかるのに良かった。

Saturday Eva and I went to the coffee shop for a hot chocolate. It was good to see the coffee shop also sells our beers.

It's very cold outside. A hot chocolate with marshmallow tastes good.


After the coffee shop, we went to the new "City Brewery". It is a small brewery in our city center. Although their first brew is not ready to taste, I tried a local brew. 

私は2番目のビールを望んだ。エヴァンは少し神経質になった。私はアイデア 理由 を全然持っていなかった。最後に、彼女は、2番目のビールをすることに合意した(オランダでは、私達は言う:「あなたは1つの足に立つことができない」)。私はベルギーからこの美しいビールを得た。

I wanted a second beer. Evan became a bit nervous. I had no idea why. Finally she agreed to do a second beer (in the Netherlands we say: "You cannot stand on one leg"). I got this beautiful beer from Belgium. 

ビールのために訪問された夕方 Bleephead。私が知らなかったものはであった これがセットアップであった 。私は過去の年にたくさんのビールを収集した。それはさら洗い室に蓄えられる。ビールの量を通じてさら洗い室を歩くことが容易ではない。従って、Eva はたくさんの友人をさら洗い室の助け飲酒ビールに招待した。誰もが私を除いてこれを知っていた。
In the evening Bleephead visited for a beer. What I did not know was, that this was a set-up. I have collected a lot of beers in the past years, which are stored in the scullery. It is not easy to walk through the scullery through the amount of beer. Therefore Eva invited a lot of friends to help drinking beers in the scullery. Everybody knew about this, except me. 


A lot of rare beers have been tasted. The guests also brought great food. It was a big surprise. It will be a night to remember. 


Wristwatch for today: "It's been a while, Crocodile". It's the DW-6900CR. It has a 3D reptile structure. I enjoyed the last F1 race of 2016. 



今日のための腕時計:私はまだこの Mudmaster の十分を得ることができない。

Due to their age and medical complications, Evaa and I went to an office for domestic help for my parents. Near the office there was this cheerful statue. 

Wristwatch for today: I still can't get enough of this Mudmaster. 


この前の週末Keesと私は、the 醸造所のすべて のビールフェスティバルのスウェーデンのイエーテボリに行った。
It has been a very busy week at the brewery. Therefore I could not post on my weblog. 
Last weekend Kees and I went to Goteborg in Sweden of the beer festival of the All In Brewery. 

While getting on the train in the morning, it was strange to realize we would be tapping our beer at the end on the afternoon, roughly 1000 kilometers to the north. We had a good flight and landed before schedule on the Goteborg airport. 

それは小さい空港であった。Kees はすでにタクシーを注文していた。私の荷物で静かな私の冬のジャケットで、私は、雪が降っていることに気づいた。また、それは冷たかった。
It was a small airport. Kees had already ordered a taxi. With my winter jacket still in my luggage, I noticed it was snowing. Also, it was cold. 

私達はまったく早く、私達のホテルに到着した。私達は、しばらくの間、何人かの他の醸造者をリラックスさせて、会う必要があった。そして、私達は昼食のために外出した。私達は小さいレストランによってよいイタリア店を見つけた。私は非常に旨いパスタ料理を食べた。それは私達のホテルからほんの 50 メートルであった。
We arrived quite early at our hotel. We had some time to relax and meet some other brewers. Then we went out for a lunch. We found a good Italian shop with a small restaurant. I ate a very delicious pasta. It was only 50 meter from our hotel. 
フェスティバルのために私達の栓を準備する間、私達は、私達の台がTommie Sjef野生アレスの近くにあることに気づいた。Tommie Sjefは、非常に約束しているLambic醸造者とミキサーである。彼はちょうど23歳であるけれども、彼はビール世界に非常に高い評判を持っている。
While preparing our taps for the festival, we noticed our stand was near Tommmie Sjef Wild Ales. Tommmie Sjef is a very promising Lambic brewer and blender. Although he's just 23 years old, he has a very high reputation in the beer world. 

The first visitors of the first session are already waiting for the opening of the festival. All three sessions were sold out (1000 tickets each). 

An unpronounceable name does not guarantee you cannot sell your beer. It's a beer from Evil Twin. 

Of course, we do sample beers at the other breweries. 

In the evening I went outside for food. I followed the local custom to go outside in my shirt. It was around freezing point, so it was quite a challenge. Luckily the Swedish people are very friendly. After a 10 minute wait, I had my hamburger. 

フェスティバルは22時30分に閉まった。訪問者が去った後に、すべての醸造者は都市センターの醸造者バーに行った。特別に、今晩の間、自由なピザ's.があった 私達 すべて たくさん食べた 。
The festival closed at 22:30. After the visitors had left, all brewers went to the Brewers Bar in the city center. Specially for this evening there were free pizza's. We all ate a lot. 


It was a short night sleep. The second session was starting already at 11:00. But first, a very good breakfast. 

これは何であるか?Omnipolloの氷マシン。私は前にそれを見たことがあったけれども、この時、それはピーナッツバターチョコレートキャンディーのアイスクリームを作っていた。アイスクリームはHypnopompaマシュマロ皇帝スタウトに置かれた。非常に良い組み合わせ。私のガラス(開く前の)は、Omnipollo、Henok Fentieの創立者のうちの1人のため注がれた。

What is this? An ice machine at Omnipollo. I had seen it before, but this time it was making ice-cream of peanut butter chocolate candy. The ice cream was put on the Hypnopompa Marshmallow Imperial Stout. A very nice combination. My glass was (before opening) poured by one of the founders of Omnipollo, Henok Fentie. 

2番目のセッションの間、私達は「Da Hong Pao」を持っていた。それは、四川風コショウを持つ大麦ワインである。
For the second session we had the "Da Hong Pao". It is a barley wine with szechuan peppers. 


A Swedish beer named after the Dutch name of Saint Nicolas. I have to taste it. 

それは Brewski の女性である。私は1年前彼女と会った。私が私のガラスを失った後に、彼女は私に新しいものを与えた。彼女はまだ私を認めていた。私は別の「Brewski」ガラスを得さえした。
It's the woman of Brewski. I met her a year ago. After I lost my glass, she gave me a new one. She still recognized me. I even got another "Brewski" glass. 
これはすばらしい。入口ホールには、Bear Family さんのストールがあった。それはあごひげと口ひげ製品のブランドである。私はたくさんのそれらの製品を使う。私は、それがスウェーデンのブランドであると知らなかった。私は、それがイエーテボリブランドであると知りさえしなかった。創立者はかつてBeerbliotekで醸造者であった。もちろん、私達は少し後で私達の醸造所からビールを飲んだ。
This is fantastic. In the entrance hall there was a stall of Mr. Bear Family. It's a brand of beard and moustache products. I use a lot of their products. I did not know it was a Swedish brand. I even did not know it was a Goteborg brand. The founder used to be a brewer at Beerbliotek. Of course we drank a beer from our brewery a bit later. 

"where do you live?". Somehow I do not always have proper drawing skills. Specially after a long festival day. 

In the evening we ended up in another beer bar in Goteborg. Our party was in a private room, but after a late dinner we enjoyed the Halloween party with a few special beers. 

Of course, it became late, but we had a great time at the Brewers after-party. 


We had a plane back to The Netherlands late in the afternoon. We looked for something special to visit. We found information about the Volvo museum. Also Volvo comes from Goteborg.

「聖人」という 1960 年代のテレビシリーズに主演したこととしてのボルボ P1800。
The Volvo P1800 as featured in the 1960's television series "The Saint". 

A Volvo rebuild of Lego. It was build on an original chassis. 

There was quite a lot to see in the museum, but after about an hour we had seen it all. We took a taxi to the Brewer's Bar. Before we left Sweden we had some food and drinks. 

私はOmnipolloの「蜃気楼」を取った。それはよいさわやかな IPA である。私のビールで、私はラズベリーアイスクリームでレモンチーズケーキも食べた。
I took a "Fatamorgana" of Omnipollo. It is a good refreshing IPA. With my beer I also had a lemon cheesecake with raspberry ice-cream. 

空港で 私達の飛行機に乗り込むことを待つ 。これは、 最後のビール 私達がスウェーデンに持っていた最終版である。
At the airport, waiting for boarding our plane. This is the final  last beer we had in Sweden. 

GPS also works at almost 9000 meter altitude, traveling at 800 kilometers an hour. 


私達は夕方早く上陸した。Eva は車によって私達を拾った。家に追い返しているほんの160キロメートル。それは非常に印象的な週末であった。

スウェーデンのビールフェスティバルのための腕時計:それはGWG-1000 Mudmasterである。それは私のための好きな腕時計になるかもしれない。

We landed early in the evening. Eva picked us up by car. Only 160 kilometers driving back home. It had been a very impressive weekend.

Wristwatch for a Swedish beer festival: It's the GWG-1000 Mudmaster. It might become a favorite wristwatch for me. 

新しい G-SHOCK。

My new G-SHOCK arrived at the brewery on my free day. It came with a cool hat, saying "wristwatch nerd". 

I guess I am a wristwatch nerd. (^0^)

My new wristwatch. I fund it with my birthday money and some extra. It was on my "wish list" for quite a long time. It's the MUDMASTER with yellow straps. It's an full ABC watch (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass). It also has a Thermometer. The thermometer function is needed for an accurate barometric reading. I love the analog dial. The hands can move when they block the display. It's also the first G-SHOCK model that lights up both the digital display as the analog dial. 

I took it out for a ride over the Flushing boulevard. 

At home, Bram was already cooking dinner. 

He made a delicious dish with chicken, potatoes and tomatoes. After dinner I had a good Porter from San Francisco. "Anchor Steam" is a very old craft brewery in the US. 

今日のための腕時計:それはもちろん、GWG-1000-1A9 MUDMASTER である。私はまさに時間内にそれを受け取った。金曜日と土曜日に、私はイエーテボリ、スウェーデンのビールフェスティバルに出席する。あなたは、これが旅行のためのよい注視腕時計であると思うか?

Wristwatch for today: It is of course the GWG-1000-1A9 MUDMASTER. I received it just in time. Friday and Saturday I will attend a beer festival in Goteborg, Sweden. Do you think this is a good looking wristwatch for traveling?


Bram と Eva は、何度も、私に、再びチョコレートサラミを作るように頼んだ。最後に、私はそれを作った。それは、ココナッツ、ビスケット、ペカンナット、およびローストされたアーモンドを持つチョコレートサラミである。
 Bram and Eva have asked me many times to make a chocolate salami again. Finally I made one. It's a chocolate salami with coconuts, biscuits, pecan nuts and roasted almonds. 

I went out to a good beer cafe. I found this very good American stout. A good way to finish the evening. 
Wristwatch for eating chocolate salami and visiting a beer bar: GXW-56-1BJF.


それは10月で最後の日である。ハロウィーン。私達は長いホットを持っていた 夏の2番目の部分 。今や、それは本当に秋である。日は速くより短くなる。葉は黄色いことと赤になっている。また通りの終わりの風車のまわりで。
It is the last day of October. Halloween. We had a long hot second part of the summer. Now it is really autumn. The days get shorter fast. The leaves are turning yellow and red. Also around the windmill at the end of the street. 

私は本当に長い間このオランダの肉入りパイを持ちたかった。それは Tompouce とオランダ語で呼ばれる。それはミルフィーユの特別なバリエーションである。 それはペーストリークリームによって満ちて、凍ることは典型的なピンクである。食べることが容易ではない。汚い手を得ずに食べることがほとんど不可能である。しかし、それは旨い。
I really wanted to have this Dutch pasty for a long time. It's called in Dutch a Tompouce. It's a special variation on the mille-feuille.  It's filled with pastry-cream and the icing is typical pink. It's not easy to eat. It's almost impossible to eat without getting dirty hands. However, it is delicious. 


Since it's Halloween, I opened this beer. It's a pumpkin ale from Brewdog, Scotland. The "Pumpkin King", with pumpkin spices. 

Wristwatch for a dark autumn day: It's my new DW-6900GD-9. I love this gold color. I wanted to buy this watch already a year ago. Finally I have it in my collection. 

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