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56 Rue de Gazometre
(Place added by: ggaughan on 01-02-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 3
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was in West-central Germany on business and wanted to visit WWII and beer sites in the Ardennes region during a day off. I found surprisingly few beer shops listed on BA in this part of Belgium, but this one is so good that it is the only one you need to find.
I had some trouble finding the store because the BA entry showed an old address, but a search on my friend's smart phone turned up the correct new address. [Note - until there is an update by BA, remember the actual address is 56 Rue de Gazometer, 6700 Arlon, BE]
One look through the door as I entered, and it was worth the search. The owner, Christophe or Chris, is obviously passionate and very selective about the beers in his shop. It is a tiny place, but every bottle is world-class and was selected for qualities that Chris will be happy to tell you about in perfect English. The amazing thing is that he is a school teacher who runs this shop in his spare time out of pure dedication to the Belgian art of brewing.
I found plenty of my favorites as well as beers that I had only heard of by reputation, but Chris recommended some that I was unfamiliar with, which all turned out to be among the best that I purchased that day. The big surprise was that Chris had partnered with breweries to create his own collaboration brews, among which was Jean-Chris Nomad, brewed at Cantillon in a small batch of 1,000 bottles.
I bought many bottles, all at reasonable prices and some at amazingly low ones. For instance, I got 750 ml bottles of Fantome for under 2 Euros! (Chris told me the beer was hit-or-miss, but this batch was very good. He was right--it was sublime.) My friend and I had a great discussion with Chris on Belgian beer and brewing in general, and he even gave me a complementary bottle as a gift.
I would give this shop 5's across the board, except I don't feel right about a 5 for selection just because of the shop's small size. But, boy, does Chris make good use of the space with his well-thought-out selection. If I ever get back to Germany, Luxembourg or Belgium, I will make a bee-line to this shop. Drive out of your way to get there. If you are a beer lover you will not be disappointed!
11-26-2011 21:44:29 |
More by Radome
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What makes this shop for me is the owner. He is incredibly friendly, speaks excellent English and knows his beer. The selection is good, he tries to keep things moving through and in addition to a great variety of Belgian beers he works hard to stock beers from around the world (fine selection of Brew Dog).
He sells a beer at his store that he brews in conjunction with La Rulles brewery called Jean-Chris that I highly recommend.
The only reason that I put his selection at 4.5 instead of 5 is that his store is on the small side - he makes up for it by having very, very good beer however.
I love the store and it is completely worth the drive from Luxembourg.
02-06-2011 17:47:38 |
More by plafrance
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
When I first moved to Luxembourg 3 months back with my wife, I quickly looked into this place on a review on another sight as it was only about 20 minutes from our apartment.
Miorge Mihoublon is in a little town, Arlon, that has some charm and a nice cafe or two. The shop is very well layed out with bottles lined up on shelves with wooden crates. Many of the bottles have glasses to go along with them. There is a good selection of bottles local to Arlon and the surrounding area. When we last visited around Christmas they had a list of maybe 12 or so different holiday beers. They also have every trappist beer except for Westvleteren. In the back there is a nice selection of lambic bottles including Cantillon, 3 Fontenein and others. The prices here throughout the store are very reasonable.
The owner of the shop is always there and is very helpful and speaks English well to get you what you need. I plan to make several trips back here in the next year or 2 as it is the best bottle shop I have found on this area.
01-08-2008 21:34:00 |
More by ggaughan
Miorge Mihoublon in Arlon, Belgium
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