To really get the Poperinge experience, you need to live it first-hand. The following web sites and sources can help make your trip to Hoppeland even more enjoyable.
Poperinge Tourism Board offers a full list of events, accommodations and area history: www.poperinge.be/UK/index.htm
Tim Webb’s Good Beer Guide Belgium is an extremely valuable resource, listing everything from accommodation information, schedules of brewery tours, café hours, etc. (See a full review of Webb’s book on page 62.)
Harry Pearson’s A Tall Man in a Low Land (already mentioned in this article) describes the country’s historic and cultural differences, and the many subtle and amusing differences of the interesting Belgian people.