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Friday, July 17, 2015


One cannot go to a Belgian-centric bar and cafe and not order sausage.  Brabant in San Diego does not disappoint.
BEER & FOODIE ALERT—By Mike Shess, West Coaster Magazine—On Saturday, July 18, Brabant Bar and Cafe is celebrating Belgian Independence Day. While traditional Belgian food and beers (served in proper glassware) are served year-round at Brabant, the pub is going crazy Saturday. For starters, all bottled beer is discounted 20 percent between Noon and Midnight.

Rare and Specialty Belgian draft beer will be served all day.

In addition to glassware set giveaways (take home a pair of glassware when you order Hoegaarden, Beersel Lambik or Petrus 50/50), there’s going to be a Julian-raised suckling pig (Speenvarken) packed with root veggies and handmade sausage cooked low & slow; house-made blood sausage made in house with spiced apples & onions;Monkfish & Leek Gratin (Zeeduivel), Eels in green sauce (Paling in t’ Groen), and Shrimp-stuffed tomato (Tomate aux Crevettes)

Wearing red, black and gold is highly encouraged.

The taplist:
Bavik Pils (Pilsener) 5.2 %
Hoegaarden (Witbier) 4.9%
BFM Square Root of 225 (Sour saison) 5%
Green Flash Beach House (Saison) 5%
Wild Beer Iduna Cru (Saison w/brett & apple) 9%
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien 2014 (Wild Ale) 11%
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve  (Strawberry sour) 7%
Petrus 50/50 (Flanders sour ale) 5.5%
Ommegang Belgian Independence Day IPA (Belgian IPA) 7.5%
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme (Barrel-aged wild ale w/cherries) 11%
Upright Smeirlap! (Belgian IPA) 7.5%
Almanac Emperor Norton (Tripel w/apricots) 9%
Ommegang Joemmegang (Belgian dark w/coffee) 7.5%
Beersel Lambik (Unblended sour ale) 5.7%
De Struisse Pannepot 2013 (Quadruppel) 10%
Straffe Hendrik Heritage (Barrel-aged quadruppel) 9.7%

Brabant is located on the cusp of North and South Parks at 2310 30th Street, half a block north of Juniper. 

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