3500 years of brewing experience
Currently, there are 20 members brewing more than 150 original beers in every conceivable style with a combined experience of more than 3500 years.
All family breweries are well worth a visit. Most members have a tasting room, a shop or something extra to offer their visitors.
De Koninck in Antwerp, for example, has a unique experience centre which includes an artisanal bakery, chocolatier, cheesemonger and butcher.
You can taste Duvel at Duvel Moortgat in Breendonk, where a new microbrewery will also be opening soon.
At Het Anker brewery in Mechelen, you can taste self-distilled whisky from ‘the brewer under the wool’. The brewery has recently completely renovated its Carolus Hotel.
Like a true geuze blender, discover the perfect mix of sour ales: De Brabandere in Bavikhove developed this original formula.
After a tour at De Ryck in Herzele, you can taste beers in the former stables and try a blended Bierblomme (a beer liqueur) along with beer-filled pralines.
If you would like to visit a brewing museum, you can stop byHuyghe in Melle (known for Delirium beer) and De Halve Maan in Bruges (Brugse Zot and Straffe Hendrijk). The breweries of Sint Bernardus and Dubuisson (Bush and Cuvée des Trolls) have their own hop fields.
The Wallonian village of Tourpes is the home of the saison, and where Dupont is based. Here you can also try beer cheese made by the brewer’s wife. It goes without saying that it is delicious with Dupont beers such as Moinette Blond or the Saison itself.