Bruges Beer Museum coming in 2014

May 9, 2013

Young entrepreneurs Thibault Bekaert and Emmanuel Maertens (pictured) plan to open their new beer museum on the top floor of the historic post office on Bruges’ main square. The museum will focus on the history of brewing in Bruges, a town with a long brewing tradition. “We believe the museum will appeal to Belgians as […]

Open door days at Brewery Orval

May 8, 2013

True to annual tradition, Brewery Orval will swing its doors open to the public on Friday, 20, and Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 8.30 to 16.00. Registration is now open on

Quality Control

April 30, 2013

Bavik Brewery is not shy about pushing a good product

By Robyn Boyle

Imagine you’re in line to eventually take over at your great-great-grandfather’s brewery from 1894. You’re young; you’ve finished your studies, so naturally you set off to work for… Heineken. Wait, what? It may sound like an impossibly surreal Belgian tale but…

Fancy a Belgian Brewery Tour?

April 29, 2013

With our list, you won’t need a group to go

By Melissa Maki

Beer tourism has become an important industry in Belgium, but not just because of the tasty brews. With beer being a source of national pride, you’ll find a…

Boon opens new lambic brewery

April 23, 2013

Brewers Frank and Jos Boon officially opened their brand new brewery on the site of the existing Brewery Boon last week in the presence of European President Herman Van Rompuy. With the new installations, the brewery’s capacity is now 2.5 times greater. The new brewery in Lembeek includes a completely new building, brewery, mill and […]

Brewery Timmermans launches Oude Geuze

April 22, 2013

Brewery Timmermans in Itterbeek used the occasion of Tour de Geuze (April 21) to launch a new product. Timmermans Oude Geuze was created with the help of  master brewer Willem van Herreweghen. “Timmermans used to produce a lot of ??Oude Geuze,” van Herreweghen said. The name ‘Oude Geuze’ is legally protected and may only be […]

De Landtsheer’s Good Fortune

April 18, 2013

The man who built Malheur and how he turned the tide

By Robyn Boyle

For someone who started out as a kid picking hops in the family fields, Emmanuel “Manu” De Landtsheer has done pretty well for himself. These days, sampling Cuban cigars and…

Ardennes Brewery Gets Replacement Gnome

April 18, 2013

Flemish sculptor Joost has created a new elf for the La Chouffe Brewery after the disappearance of the original sculpture, named Marcel, seven months ago. There is no trace of the thieves. News of the theft struck many La Chouffe fans who still hope that Marcel will be returned to the brewery. The new gnome […]

Café Monk Reopens on April 16

April 15, 2013

The classic Brussels beer café on Place Sainte-Catherine held a festive re-opening on April 16 after 10 months of being closed following the previous owners’ bankruptcy. The four partners behind the current takeover – manager Sven Campens, chef Jurgen Campens, owner Dirk Leunis and financial director Filip Jans – are jointly investing €400,000 to give […]