Everybody loves a good food pairing, and Belgium has one of the best: moules and frites. Think of it as the fancier version of the Aussie favourite that is fish and chips — because the fact that seafood and potato go well together is something that every nation clearly knows. Throw in a cold brew, and it's heaven in a meal.
It's also on the menu at Brewski's returning Moules & Frites & Biére festival, which takes over the Petrie Terrace bar for a whole weekend — across Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 this year. That's two days of mussels, fries and beer served up in abundance, making for quite the tasty weekend meal.
Given all things Belgian are in the spotlight for festival, that extends to the tipples flowing through the taps, with various types on offer. Breweries such as Cantillon, Lindemans, Wildflower, Oud Beersel, Croft Brewing, St Bernardus, Saison DuPont, De Ranke, MayDay Hills, The Bruery and Holgate are all likely to get a look-in — and last year's lineup also included Belgian-style offerings from Australia, the US and New Zealand as well.