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Grocery problem solved as brewers announce home deliveries
Good old Belgium. Twelve days of we’re-not-supposed-to-call-it-a-lockdown, and brewers have come to the realise that, while we have plenty of toilet paper, we are fast running out of beer.
So Brussels brewers have started home deliveries. Not only does this lessen your time at the supermarket, but maybe they won’t go out of business this spring, as restaurants and bars are not able to sell their wares.
Since these are not multi-nationals like producers of, say, Maes and Leffe, they are having a hard time weathering the storm. All of these brewers earn about 95% of their income in the catering sector, not in the supermarket.
So surf to your favourite brewery and order up a case or two from:
Brussels Beer Project
Check out the ‘survival pack’, which the good people of the Brussels Beer Project will cycle to your door.
Brasserie de la Senne
Zinnebir, Taras Boulba and Jambe de Bois delivered by BicyKlet. Just send them a Facebook message. Free roll of toilet paper with every order!
Brussels’s oldest brewery is donating 10% of sales to the Erasme Hospital in Anderlecht. How nice is that?
Put together your own packet of craft brews and PM your choice to La Source (they start on Sunday).
The small brewer from Laken will donate €5 to CHU Saint-Pierre if you order a case. If you order three cases, they’ll donate €30.
If you need food to go with that beer, we have more good news: The popular fishmonger Mer du Nord and the legendary butcher Dierendonck are launching home deliveries. They’re both on Rue Sainte-Catherine, so they are co-operating. You can get both orders in one delivery.
The stalwarts of Sainte-Catherine will make deliveries on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Customers are asked to order a least one day ahead of time. Orders are being taken by telephone only, “which will be faster than reading all those emails,” Véronique Aelbrecht of Mer du Nord told Bruzz.
Customers can call Mer du Nord at 02 513 11 92 or Dierendonck at 02 559 59 00.
And a tip: If you want meat but not fish, you can always order from Dierendonck’s online shop. That will arrive via post, though, not brought by the owners themselves.