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Voting time: Saint-Géry locals to elect a neighbourhood beer

21:21 02/10/2018

It’s election season, and in Saint-Géry everyone is invited to vote a week early this Sunday - not for a political party, but for a beer.

The birthplace of Brussels in the 10th century, Saint-Géry boasted at least 10 breweries by the 17th century such as De Roode Poorte, Drij Coppen De Fortuyne, De Sterre, Den Gulden Kemel Den Bril, Den Spiegel and Den Bael - but how the beers tasted is lost in the mists of time.

Now, six cafés on the square have spent the last six months brewing new beers in the Halles building under the supervision of a local master brewer and they’ve come up with seven distinct beers.

This Sunday you are invited to taste the beers and vote for your favourite. The winning beer will be named and become the official beer of Saint-Géry, sold in all the establishments.

Each café - Zebra, Mappa Mundo, the Roi des Belges, Belmonte, Palace and the Café des Halles - will be serving one of the beers for the tasting as will the Halles themselves, from 15.00-18.00.

Written by Richard Harris