Belgium — Part One

In what seems like a lifetime ago, I had the opportunity to document a trip to Belgium (and a tiny bit of northern France) with the owner/founder of Hill Farmstead Brewery, Shaun E. Hill, as well as the owner/founder of Three Penny Taproom, Scott Kerner, and the owner/founder of the soon-to-be-open Suarez Family Brewery, Dan Suarez. My camera slung across my shoulder like a bandolier, I shot thousands of frames over the course of seven days, taking in landscapes, beer and brewing, tradition, happy travel.

Looking back, it was one of the most enjoyable week's I can remember. Travel, beer, food, new friends, amazing hospitality... everything that nourishes a human soul. I'm breaking these up over several posts for easier enjoyment and viewing. If you are interested in prints of these, please contact me at for more information.

Part one includes the arrival day and a special visit to Cantillon, where we were hosted so generously and wonderfully by Jean van Roy, who has become a great friend over the years.

Dear Belgium,

I look forward to a return someday. So much more to see, so many friends to embrace.

Please enjoy and sante!