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Belgium Any English speaking BAs going to Toer de Geuze & Zythos?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by fy0d0r, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. fy0d0r

    fy0d0r Feb 11, 2010 Russian Federation

    Hi,

    I wonder if any English-speaking beer-lovers are planning to attend the
    Toer de Geuze and/or Zythos Beer Festival this April ?

    I'm planning to attend both myself and while I'm more or less confident about ZBF, Tour de Geuze is a bit of a challenge as I've heard that it is Dutch-only event.

    Maybe we can make some meaningful English speaking group to get the explanations/tours in English rather than Dutch or French ?
     
  2. CaptainPiret

    CaptainPiret Oct 5, 2009 Luxembourg
    Beer Trader

    Even though nobody has replied yet, there will be tons of English speakers at these festivals, whether they're native speakers or it's their second (or third, fourth, etc) language. I lived in Belgium for a couple years, went to many festivals, and there were always English speakers there, especially so at the bigger festivals like Zythos. Good luck and have fun.
     
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  3. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    I know for a fact Jeffo (Canadian living in Holland) is attending. But yes, there will be loads of English speakers.
     
  4. Jeffo

    Jeffo Sep 7, 2008 Netherlands

    But I speak Canadian...
     
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  5. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

    but not very well
     
  6. fy0d0r

    fy0d0r Feb 11, 2010 Russian Federation

    That's great.
    I'm more or less confident in getting around with no problems.
    The question was more about if we can form a "critical mass" to get a full tour in English for Toer de Geuze, maybe even convince HORAL (who is organizing the event) to make some English-speaking group(s) ?
     
  7. trevorjk

    trevorjk Aug 28, 2009 Netherlands
    Beer Trader

    Maybe the Zythos bierfestival. If i go, i promise i probably wont be able to speak a lick of dutch :p
     
  8. fy0d0r

    fy0d0r Feb 11, 2010 Russian Federation

    I might not be able to speak English by that time :D
     
  9. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania


    Some how it seems that the Canadians are just the go to group when no real Americans show up.
     
  10. Jeffo

    Jeffo Sep 7, 2008 Netherlands

    FTFM
     
  11. sliverX

    sliverX Oct 5, 2007 S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

    Wouldn't it be closer to British Lite??? Funny spellings and all those extra u's and the r before e deal....
     
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  12. Mar02x

    Mar02x Aug 29, 2011 Netherlands
    Beer Trader

    How about the ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival held in Kapelle on the 4th of May o_O - check it out on Face Book.
     
  13. TSTBeerLover13

    TSTBeerLover13 Aug 26, 2008 Maryland

    fy0d0r -

    I know my wife and I will be going to both the Tour de Geuze and Zythos. I have heard similar things about the Tour de Geuze but I just figured I would speak the international language of beer and follow the mass migration of people to get where I need to go. We will be taking one of the buses supplied by HORAL (I think Route 9 but don't quote me on that). Reserving space on the buses started today. I am hoping that even if the buses and tours are in Dutch that I would be able to find a poor soul to take pity on me and help with translations.

    T

     
  14. Mar02x

    Mar02x Aug 29, 2011 Netherlands
    Beer Trader

    If you choose this one; http://www.beerawards.be/toer-de-geuze-tdg-update/
    Than there will be some poor souls on board. I can guarantee you that. :D
     
  15. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

    I hear I might be on the Gueze bus (bandwagon) as well.
    Also might be bringing two Americans that will not speak any Dutch.
    We are pretty open like that but you guys will have to ride on the back of the bus.
     
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  16. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    The question specifically is whether there will be enough anglophones in attendance to get tours/guidance in English, yes? I can only say that I got some explanations in English at a couple of the places two years ago, not as part of a group (actually I was with a Fleming) but just in informal chitchat. I'm trying to recall about handouts in English... def'ly some of the places had their own printed material in English.
     
  17. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Seriously Erik, you on a geuzue bus. It's time for a new avatar.
     
  18. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

    Oh my friend, I'll be on that bus bitching and complaining the whole way through. I'll even bring my own beers. It's going to be glorious.
     
  19. beeraddiction

    beeraddiction Mar 15, 2013 Brazil

    I´m attending both festivals, hope to find some of you there!
     
  20. beeraddiction

    beeraddiction Mar 15, 2013 Brazil

    Toer de Geuze > Bus 4
     
  21. doopiedoopiedoo

    doopiedoopiedoo Oct 2, 2010 Netherlands

    Oh, you will. I'll be the good looking guy sitting next to Thijs.
     
  22. RendoMike

    RendoMike Sep 6, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Shenanigans? Everyone knows Thijs opinion of sours. Are there toilets on the bus?

    I'm pumped about Zythos! Two days just doesn't seem like enough time.
     
  23. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I am planning on attending Zythos, and will have my wife, daughter and a friend of ours from the States
     
  24. DimensionX

    DimensionX Oct 1, 2010 Oregon

    Bummed that I am just missing Zythos, looks pretty incredible.
     
  25. fy0d0r

    fy0d0r Feb 11, 2010 Russian Federation

    I will be visiting both Festivals as well
    Decided to rent a car for Tour de Geuze though...
     
  26. SStein

    SStein Dec 26, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Did the Tour de Gueuze today. Only hit up Gueuzerie Tilquin, Boon, and Drie Fonteinen, all of which where were fantastic. Wished I had stopped at more but with a small child I cut back. Will definitely be hitting up Zythos.
     
  27. seancake

    seancake Sep 23, 2009 Belgium

    Missed Toer de Geuze, will be at ZBF both days EARLY with my wife. I can hardly wait! We've got a spreadsheet made of the beers we will be tasting. :D
     
  28. JohnfromDublin

    JohnfromDublin May 11, 2004 Ireland

    I will be at Zythos on Saturday - wearing my "Beoir" T-shirt!
     
  29. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands
    Subscriber

    I'll be there, too. Despite the best efforts of NS. I'll hopefully still be wearing shoes when I arrive.
     
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