In Bruges we visited the Brewery De Halve Maan, makers of Straffe Hendrik and Bruges Zot. It was my first full brewery tour. The smell of hops was nearly overwhelming. The brewery was started in 1856 and renovated and revived as a modern brewery. Today you can tour the old brewery and parts of the new one. The brewing is still done in the central brewery, but the bottling and production side are located in another part of the city. While we were there, they were brewing a batch of Straffe Hendrik quadrupel. The tour emphasized the evolution of the brewery from the traditional methods to modern, scientific process. At the end we had glasses of Bruges Zot. It was my second serving of the pale beer, but the brewery version was less filtered. It tasted like Duvel but less peppery and more bitter.