Staminee de Garre

Sampling locally brewed beers in Bruges

In Bruges, just off Breidelstraat, is Staminee de Garre, the place to sample locally brewed beers. Nearly hidden in an alley, the pub occupies a 16th-century red-brick house with 16 wooden tables and original wooden beams. Owners Carl and Carla Ascoop have 131 kinds of beer, from dark Golden Dragon to a sweetish brew made by monks at the Abbaye de Notre Dame de Saint Rémy. The Ascoops also serve very basic but satisfying cheese with farmer's bread. Beer, $2-$13. At 1 Garre; 32-50-34-10-29.