THE 10 BEST Belgium Beer Tastings & Brewery Tours

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1. Brussels Chocolate Beer Waffle and Belgian Whiskey All-in-One (Small Group) Tour

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2. Brussels Discovery Tour: Belgian food, chocolate, waffles, beer, sightseeing

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3. Belgian Beer Tasting in Brussels

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4. Marc's Brussels Beer Tasting Tour

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5. Beertasting Brugge

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6. Antwerp Pub Crawl Walking Tour

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7. Discover Ghent beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

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8. Private Ghent Beer & Brewery Tour by a young local

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9. Antwerp Bike Tours

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10. Chocolate and Beer Tour in Brussels

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11. Ghent Beer and Sightseeing Adventure

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12. Belgian Beer Tour

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13. BeerWalk Ghent (English guide)

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14. Ghent Private Tasting Tour with local guide

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15. Antwerp BeerWalk with English Guide

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16. Gastronomic Walking Tour of Gent - Tasters included

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17. Brussels Hoppy Tour +- 3h

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18. 90 Minutes Private Aperitif Boat Ride in Antwerp

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19. Hungry Mary's Famous Beer and Chocolate Tour - Bruges

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20. BeerWalk Bruges (English guide)

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21. Cheers to Bruges: A Beer Tasting Adventure

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22. Drinks & Bites in Bruges Private Tour

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23. Ghent Small-Group Tasting Tour with local guide

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24. Bruges Private Culinary Tour with 8 Tastings

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25. Private Tour Tipsy Tribe Brewstillery & Local Craft Beer Tasting

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26. Bruges Beer Tour with chocolate pairing by a young local

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27. Discover Brussels beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

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28. Self-Guided Pub Trail in Bruges with Online Pub Game

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29. Discover our Brussels craft breweries with a local, passionate, young guide

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30. Drinks & Bites in Brussels Private Tour

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Belgium Beer Tour

“we had a wonderful time experiencing belgium’s beer culture. this is absolutely a must-do bucket list trip for any beer enthusiast.” – cara j., belgium beer tour guest.

On this seven-day Belgium Beer Tour,  we will visit many breweries, new and old, to learn more about the people, their history, and the beers they brew throughout this beautiful country . We’ll also visit several of Belgium’s renowned Beer Cafés along the way, all the while enjoying what might come as a surprise to some – delicious food that blends traditions and mixes the multiple cultures in Belgium.

Since the first Crusades the Church allowed abbeys to brew and distribute beer as a fundraising method. Trappist monks carry on those deep traditions today with their dark, sweet, complex ales while Belgian craft brewers create their own rich brewing history by experimenting with modern beer flavors. You’ll get to taste a wide variety of these beers throughout the week.

Life is short and so it makes sense to maximize your time in Belgium. This seven-day vacation does just that. We tour much of the country, staying in four different cities and villages including Ghent, Bruges, Ypres, Watou, and Brussels. We will visit over a dozen breweries, abbeys, and beer restaurants, and your Hosts will show you some of our favorite off-the-beaten-path Beer Cafés  while introducing you to some of our favorite people in Belgium’s beer culture.

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Curated Experiences

  • Create your own private trip with a minimum of only 4 people
  • Take private, custom brewery tours with our local brewer and beer guide, Yannick
  • Experience Belgian cuisine, including locally-made cheeses & chocolates
  • Visit breweries such as Brasserie Cantillon and brewing abbeys such as St. Sixtus Abbey
  • Stay in unique accommodations including a B&B attached to the St. Bernardus Brewery
  • Extend your stay to enjoy the BXL Beer fest in Brussels after the tour

“ It was great. Thought we got way more than our money’s worth with the amount of food & drinks included in the tour. It makes me want to use Taste Vacations for our next trip. ” -Belgium Beer Tour Guest

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Please Note: We may need to adjust our itinerary to accommodate any changes that may have occurred with local establishments over the pandemic. We will keep you informed of these changes and promise to find equal or better experiences if needed.

Belgium Beer Tour Details

  • Private Tour Only: Choose Your Own Date
  • Trip Price Per Person (4 – 5 people):  $5,050
  • Trip Price Per Person (6 or more people): $4,650
  • Single Supplement: $900
  • Guide:   Yannick de Cocquéau
  • Minimum: 4 people
  • Meals:  Breakfasts & dinners included, except for dinner on Day 4 when lunch is included. Lunches are specifically left on your own on this tour, unless otherwise indicated, to give you the freedom to wander through the many towns we visit.
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Private Tour Bookings

  • Private Tours are available to book with your own group on any date you choose, given guide and lodging availability
  • Please note –  Our pricing is based on double occupancy lodging. If upon finalizing your private trip, your group has a solo traveler in a room without a roommate, the single supplement becomes mandatory. This amount will differ depending on the itinerary. Please contact our tour operations team for more details.
  • Customizations to the above itinerary are possible with additional per person fees

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: brussels.

Brussels Belgium

Welcome to Belgium! Home of delicious fries, waffles, and of course, beer!

Our adventure starts at  1:00 PM , allowing you to arrive in Brussels this morning or the day before (which we highly recommend). After a quick orientation, we head out to our first brewery of the tour, the legendary   Brasserie Cantillon ! Cantillon is known for using natural yeasts that are present in the air around us for fermentation and is one of only two lambic breweries still in operation that produces nothing but authentic, unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurized lambic.

This evening we’ll enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner of Belgium’s classic food specialties and beer cuisine at a local restaurant.

To cap off the night, we’ll check out a few of Brussel’s world-famous beer cafes to raise a toast to the start of our beer adventure.

Day 2: Ghent & Environs

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After breakfast, we’ll head on the road to one of our favorite cities in all of Europe – Ghent! (which also just so happens to be the home city of our trusty beer guide, Yannick.)

Before reaching Ghent, we’ll stop in the town of Gooik for a tour and tasting at the renowned Gueuze and Lambic brewery, Oude Geuzestekerij De Cam . All of De Cam’s offerings are strictly traditional, using traditional ingredients, methods, and techniques.

Back on the road, we’ll stop for lunch at one of the best beer restaurants in the area, Heeren Van Liedekercke , before heading into the city. We’ll then check into our hotel, drop off our luggage, and set out to take in the Ghent’s history, architecture, culture, and of course, its beer heritage, all on a lively walking tour.   We’ll end our walk at one of the newest breweries in Ghent, Dok Brewing Co , where they love to try out new styles and flavors, all while keeping their proud Belgian beer tradition in mind. We’ll take a tour of their brewery, enjoy a beer tasting, and sit down to enjoy a delicious dinner. For dessert, we’ll indulge in some delectable Belgian chocolates, paired with beer, of course!

Day 3: Bruges

Bruges, Belgium Beer Tour

This morning we’ll check out of our hotel and get on our way to the city of Bruges. Bruges is known for its rich history, impressive architecture, tasty food, and great beer cafés.

We start our exploration of Bruges by whetting everyone’s whistle with a visit and tasting of  Brouwerij Fort Lapin , a rather new brewery named after the fortress built in 1664 to protect Bruges’ commercial hub. We’ll chat with the brewer and founder, Kristof Vandenbussche, an outspoken entrepreneur from the area. Kristof had been brewing as a hobby for ten years before taking the final step from beer lover to professional.

You’ll then have a chance to walk through the fairy tale streets of Bruges and enjoy lunch on your own. We recommend eating at one of the last remaining family-owned breweries in the Bruges city center:  Brewery De Halve Maan .  You may have heard about the new 2-mile beer pipeline they recently built leading from their brewery in the city center to their bottling plant in an industrial area. The pipeline carries 1,500 gallons of beer an hour at 12 mph, which has saved them hundreds of truck trips a year. When you see the narrow, historic streets of Bruges, you will wonder how the tankers ever made their way through originally!

After lunch, you have the option of exploring the beautiful streets of Bruges on your own – or head out for another wonderful brewery! If you chose the brewery, you’ll experience a special brewery tour and blending session at Bourgogne des Flandres . Bourgogne des Flandres specializes in the Flemish beer blending tradition of mixing fresh beer with aged beer to create a perfect balance of flavors. It also happens to be the “home brewery” of our guide and brewer, Yannick.

Tonight’s dinner is at a local restaurant with a wide range of Belgian beers.

Day 4: West Flanders

Rodenbach Brewery

After checking out of our hotel and loading up our luggage, we start our day with a tour and tasting at the  Rodenbach Brewery , where they have world-renowned cask halls with 294 oak casks, some of which are 150 years old. Rodenbach has a rich history that extends back to 1821. We’ll have a chance to taste their well-known barrel-aged sour beers that are brewed in the Flemish red style.

Our next stop is a sobering but powerful visit to sites of great importance memorializing the region’s dark WWI history. These beautiful memorials are a solemn reminder of not only Belgium’s but the world’s history.

We will then head to the city center where the WWI Battle of Ypres had reduced the town to rubble and was almost entirely destroyed.  After the war, the citizens of Ypres meticulously reconstructed the town’s most important buildings, which in turn give it modern-day medieval feel today. You’ll have free time to walk around, grab lunch on your own, and even visit the Flanders Field Museum.

Later, we will reconvene and check out a newer brewery that opened in 2014 but is housed in a building with quite a bit of history. Kazematten ‘s building was originally built as part of Louis XIV’s fortress back in the 1680s and used for storing weapons into the 20th century. We’ll get to taste their Grotten Sante, a spicy dark brown beer, and their Wiper Times 14, a highly fermented blond beer. We’ll finish our visit with a delicious dinner at Kazematten’s restaurant.

To end our day, we will walk to Menin Gate to experience the Last Post Ceremony, a simple but moving tribute to the courage and self-sacrifice of those who fell in defense of their town.

Day 5: Watou

Poperinge Hop Field Belgium Beer Tour

Today, we start our day by heading to the biggest beer store in Belgium – Dranken Vanuxeem ! You’ll be able to walk through aisle after aisle of wonderful beer, and perhaps purchase a few souvenirs to pack in your suitcase for the journey home.

We’ll then head to the WWI experience at Plugstreet 14 – 18 . The village of Ploegsteert played an important role in WWI. It seemed perpetually on the front line as territory was won, lost, and won again along the border between Belgium and France.

After, we’ll have lunch on your own at  Hollemeersch , known for its West Flemish specialties before a very special visit to De Moare Microbrewery, owned by our friend, Jan Courtens. We’ll also stop by a small local hop farm to learn how this vital crop is grown in Belgium to produce their famous beers.

We’ll continue making our way through fields of wheat, barley, and hops to arrive In de Vrede at St. Sixtus Abbey, a fully functioning abbey where the monks are world-famous for producing fantastic Westvletren Belgian-style beers. This used to be one of the only places in the world where you could buy these highly sought-after beers. Though the monks have made the beer available for sale online, it doesn’t take away from experiencing the abbey firsthand. We’ll have time to stop in for a beer (or two) before heading to a rousing game of Boltra ( we’ll explain the rules, don’t worry!).

After, we will head to  St. Bernardus Brewery in Watou, where we will be staying overnight as they have a quaint B&B attached to the brewery. St. Bernardus historically brewed the beer for the Sint Sixtus Abbey but they parted ways in 1992. Since then they’ve retained the recipes, including the famous Westvleteren 12 (called St. Bernardus Abt 12), which RateBeer awarded “Best Beer in the World” in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2013. Unfortunately, in 2022, we will not be able to tour their brewery as they are renovating but we will certainly be able to taste their delicious beers.

We have some time to relax before enjoying dinner at Bar Bernard , St. Bernardus’ new restaurant and roof top bar – making it easy to have a few beers and turn in for the night.

Day 6: Poperinge

Feysbook

This morning we’ll enjoy a lovely breakfast in the conservatory at the St. Bernardus B&B before making our way to Struise Brouwers , which started in an old barn on an ostrich farm (hence their coat of arms on their labels). They are known for their Pannepot, a strong dark ale whose name references a traditional style of fishing boat in the De Panne area.

After, we’ll visit Feysbook to learn all about an important piece of Belgium’s brewing history. Brewery FEYS was one of Belgiums’ biggest breweries of its kind, especially before and around the first World War. It was a unique concept because of the industrial scale at that time, and the combination of the brewing and malting process in the same location. The brewery stopped brewing in 1965 but has recently been renovating and modernizing the facility to relaunch in the near future.

We’ll then head to Seizoensbrouwerij Van de Walle , a small-scale brewery with a family brewing tradition whose roots reach deep into the 18th century and focuses on using local hops and cherries. After, we’ll make a stop at an iconic Belgian biscuit (cookie) factory, Jules Destrooper .

For our farewell dinner tonight, we will enjoy a visit and tasting at Brouwerij Gulden Spoor , and finish with a delightful meal at their family restaurant, t’Rusteel .

Day 7: Kortrijk & Brussels

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On our final morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making our way back to Brussels. We’ll start with a historical walk through the city with a stop at a brewpub, Brouwerij Ruimtegist, before heading to the train station where we will purchase your tickets and your guide, Yannick, will accompany you back to teh city.

You may want to add on a few days in Brussels after our tour to enjoy the BXL Beer Fest which focuses only on independent breweries that produce nothing but quality craft beers. A great way to end your trip to Belgium!

Belgium Beer Tour Highlights

  • Cantillon – Brussels
  • Oude Geuzestekerij De Cam – Gooik
  • Dok Brewing Co. – Ghent
  • Brouwerij Fort Lapin – Bruges
  • Bourgogne des Flandres – Bruges
  • Brewery De Halve Maan – Bruges
  • Rodenbach Brewery – Roeselare
  • Kazematten – Ypres
  • De Moare Microbrewery – Heuvelland
  • St Bernardus Brewery – Watou
  • In de Vrede at St. Sixtus Abbey (Westvelteren) – Watou
  • Struise Brouwers – Oostvleteren
  • Brewery FEYS – Alveringem
  • Seizoensbrouwerij Van de Walle – Lo Reninge
  • Brouwerij Gulden Spoor – Wevelgem

*Please note updates to the outlined itinerary may occur due to changes in availability of breweries and to accommodate new opportunities that arise.

Tour Accommodations

  • Night 1: NH Collection Brussels Centre  – Our hotel for our first night has been freshly renovated and is located in the heart of historic Brussels.  We are a kilometer from the central train station and less than half a kilometer from Grand-Place, the central square of Brussels.
  • Night 2:  Hotel Harmony  – Perfectly located along the riverfront in the heart of the historical City Center of Ghent, our hotel for the next two nights offer well appointed yet comfortable accommodations.
  • Night 3: Hotel Acacia  – Located in the historic center of the Bruges (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and in the middle of all the action.
  • Night 4: Ariane Hotel  – In the heart of quaint Ypres, you’ll enjoy family hospitality in a modern hotel, just a few blocks from the Flanders Fields Museum and historic Menin Gate.
  • Night 5: St.Bernardus  – Attached to the St. Bernardus Brewery, this charming B&B is located just outside of Watou town center. Though the accommodations are quite simple, what could be more fun than staying the night in a brewery?
  • Night 6:  Hotel Damier – Hotel Damier is the place where history has been combined with contemporary charm, it is a hospitable hotel where service comes first. A charming 4-star hotel, situated in the city center of Kortrijk, with a classified facade from 1769.

Please note: Hotels are subject to availability.  If listed hotel is not available at time of tour, a hotel that is equal or better to the original will be secured.

What is Included

  • All Local Transportation
  • Double Occupancy Lodging
  • Breakfasts and dinners, except one dinner on Day 4
  • All Scheduled Activities and Brewery Visits
  • Beers During Organized Tastings
  • Professional Tour Guide

Not Included: Travel to and from destination, most lunches unless otherwise indicated, beer with meals, personal expenses, and optional gratuities to local staff and your guide. Travel insurance is also not included, though we highly recommend it.  Check out our Travel Insurance page  for more information.

Arrival & Departure

We meet in the early afternoon in Brussels, allowing you to arrive that morning or on a prior day as you wish. Getting to our meeting place at the hotel in Brussels from the airport or train station is easy and we will provide complete information in your Pre-Departure Packet.

Our adventure ends in Brussels mid afternoon on our final day. You can extend your stay in Brussels, hop on a return flight home, or easily take a train wherever your next adventure lies!

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11 Best Bruges Beer Tours in 2024

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE BEER ADVENTURE IN BRUGES? IF SO, THEN YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

As a local, born and raised nearby Bruges, I am here, excited and proud to lead you through the 11 best beer tours in this charming Belgian city.

Bruges, the charming city known for its canals and, of course, its delicious beer !!

From walking tours to brewery visits, I’ve tried and tested them all to bring you the most comprehensive list of Bruges beer tours.

Oh well! I may not be a beer expert, but I know my way around the Bruges beer scene.

So, grab a cold one and dive into this picturesque city’s top beer experiences.

Ready to quench your thirst for knowledge and incredible beer?

Let’s go!

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Best of Bruges: History, Chocolate & Beer Tour

⭐ 5.0 | ⌛ 3h 30m

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Bruges Bites & Sights – Walking tour

⭐ 5.0 | ⌛ 2 – 3 h

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BeerWalk Bruges (English guide)

⭐ 5.0 | ⌛ 3 h

Best BRUGES Beer Tours

If you’re a beer lover visiting Bruges, joining a guided beer tour is a must-do activity. Here are the 11 best beer tours in Bruges that you must try.

BEST BRUGES BEER TOURS

1. Best of Bruges: History, Chocolate & Beer Tour

Cold beer and chocolate during beer tours in bruges

⭐ RATING: 5.0 ( 125 reviews )| ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours 30 minutes | 💰 CHECK PRICE

Explore the charming city of Bruges with the Best of Bruges: History, Chocolate & Beer Tour .

This tour offers a fascinating insight into the city’s past , offering the opportunity to discover its beautiful medieval architecture and learn about its significant historical events.

Discover sweet treats as you visit some of the city’s best chocolate shops , where you’ll learn about the traditional Belgian chocolate-making process and some mouth-watering samples.

Explore the city’s stunning medieval centre as your guide shares fascinating stories and facts about its UNESCO-listed heritage .

And the highlights of this tour!!

You’ll visit the renowned Bourgogne de Flandres brewery , where you’ll learn about beermaking and enjoy refreshing tasting sessions.

This tour is a brilliant opportunity to experience three of Bruges’ top highlights, all in one day.

“ Great tour, the guide Nicolas was really knowledgable on the history of the city, chocolates and beer. We visited a chocolate shop which had delicious tasters.The brewery tour was informative and we had a lovely taster with Nicolas who shared some of his recommendations on where to eat and drink in the city. “ Rozalyn_H, Feb 2020 ( see reviews )

2. Bruges Bites & Sights – Belgian Food, Beer & A Little Bit Of History

Beer and Belgian food during the beer tours in Bruges

⭐ RATING: 5.0 ( 82 reviews ) | ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: 2 to 3 hours | 💰 CHECK PRICE

The Bruges Bites & Sights walking tour will take you on a delicious journey through the city, sampling some of the best Belgian food and beer while learning about this enchanting city’s history .

Walking through the enchanting city centre, you’ll visit the best places to try some of Belgium’s most iconic foods and drinks.

Prepare your tastebuds for heavenly Belgian chocolate, crispy fries, fluffy waffles, and refreshing beer .

But this tour is not just about the food but also about the stories behind it.

Your guide will also share fascinating stories about Bruges’ history and culinary heritage, giving you a deeper appreciation for this beautiful city.

This tour is for anyone who loves delicious food and wants to learn more about the culture and traditions of Bruges.

“It was fantastic. Very casual. Hit all the best in chocolate, beer, fry’s and waffles. Guide was full of great stories and very familiar with the city and history. Great you!!!” Jim_H, Aug 2022 ( SEE REVIEWS )

3. BeerWalk Bruges (English guide)

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⭐ RATING: 5.0 ( 73 reviews )| ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours (approx.)| 💰 CHECK PRICE

If you’re a beer lover, then a trip to Bruges should be at the top of your list. And what better way to experience the city’s famous beer culture than with a BeerWalk ?

Led by an English-speaking guide , start your journey at the Bruges Beer Museum .

During this tour, you’ll have the chance to learn about the city’s brewing culture before embarking on an informative walking tour of the UNESCO-listed medieval centre .

Along the way, you’ll get to stop at several local beer hotspots and taste five delicious Belgian beers , immersing yourself in the unique flavours and aromas of the region.

It’s a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in one of Europe’s most charming cities and an unforgettable experience for any beer enthusiast.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned beer lover, this walking tour offers a fun and educational experience you will remember.

“We expected to drink beer and hear everything about beer but we got so much more than that! Just do it – you won’t regret” Jacqueline_T, Mar 2022 ( SEE REVIEWS )

4. Beertasting Brugge

group of friends beer tasting during the beer tours in Bruges

⭐ RATING: 5.0 ( 25 reviews )| ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours | 💰 CHECK PRICE

Brugge is well-known for its delicious beers . Among the many activities to do in this quaint city, beer tasting is a must-try experience . The Beertasting Brugge tour is unique .

Unlike other tours that require you to walk from bar to brewery, these tours offer tastings in a single location so you can sit back and relax while the guide of this tour leads you through the brewing process.

During this tour, you’ll taste six Belgian beers , each with distinct flavours.

Plus, if you’re planning a group outing, consider booking a private tasting for more than 8 people.

They can also customize the experience to fit your preferences.

“it was so much fun!!!!! we loved trying a variety of belgium beers, which were all delicious. i would highly recommend this experience” Alexandra_P, Mar 2023 ( SEE REVIEWS )

5. Bruges: 3-Hour Beer and Chocolate Tasting Private Tour

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⭐ RATING: 4.9/5 ( 8 reviews )| ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: 3-hour tour | 💰 CHECK PRICE

This Private 3-hour beer and chocolate tasting tour will take you through the historic centre of Bruges, where you will be transported back in time as you stroll through medieval squares and admire the city’s impressive monuments in the Market Square, The Burg, Fish Market, medieval Dijver, and Minnewater .

Along the way, the tour will stop at the Choco-Story museum to learn about the fascinating history of chocolate, from the cacao beans of the Mayans to the Aztecs , and sample some of the delicious chocolates .

You will also be able to visit the historic De Halve Maan brewery .

This historic brewery has been producing the famous De Brugse Zot beer for over a century , and you enjoy a three-course lunch , all while sipping on traditional Belgian beers .

This beer and chocolate private tour is perfect for those who want to explore Bruges through its flavours and experience the local way of life.

This is a beautiful tour to get to know Bruges. It is diverse, and the time passes too quickly.” get your guide traveller ( SEE REVIEWS )

6. Bruges: Belgian Waffle-Making Workshop with Beer Tasting

how to make Belgian waffle during beer tours in Bruges

⭐ RATING: 4.8/5 ( 59 reviews ) | ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: Duration 1.5 hours | 💰 CHECK PRICE

Discover the sweet and savoury world of Belgian waffles at a unique workshop in the charming city of Bruges.

The Bruges Belgian Waffle-Making Workshop with Beer Tasting tour will allow you to make the famous Belgian waffle, taste different Belgian beers, and learn about their history and brewing process.

The workshop will teach you how to make these mouth-watering treats using traditional recipes and methods.

The workshop includes all the ingredients, cookware, and toppings you’ll need to create perfect Belgian waffles that are light, fluffy, and crispy.

You can also choose your favourite Belgian beer to pair with your waffles. A selection of refreshing beverages is available for those who prefer a nonalcoholic drink .

Overall, this workshop is a fun and interactive way to learn about Belgian culture and cuisine.

You’ll taste some delicious treats and take home the skills and knowledge to recreate them.

“We LOVED this activity. Biet was entertaining and informative about beers. We had three good pours of samples of beers and then the fun of waffle making began. We did not need to eat dinner afterwards as the portions were large. Highly recommended!!” get your guide traveller ( SEE REVIEWS )

7. Bruges: Belgian Beer Tour

A brewer in a brewery during the beer tours in bruges

⭐ RATING: 4.5/5 ( 17 reviews ) | ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: Duration 3 hours | 💰 CHECK THE PRICE

Take a thrilling Bruges Belgian Beer Tour to immerse yourself in the city’s diverse brewing culture.

You’ll start with a visit to some of the city’s best-known breweries , where you’ll meet the brewer , learn about the brewing process , and learn how to differentiate between different types of beer , such as ales and lagers , triples , and Lambics .

Then, explore the city’s hidden gems , visit lively beer haunts, and get to sample a wide range of traditional and craft beers , from malty , hoppy , fruity , reddish , herby, sour, and triple varieties .

While on tour, you’ll also experience some of the best local delicacies, such as an exclusive combination of beer and artisan chocolate .

You’ll learn how to pair Trappist or Lambic beers with chocolate and other local treats.

You can also participate in an entertaining beer game during this tour!!

This beer-tasting tour is an excellent way to experience Bruges’s unique flavours and culture while discovering the city’s rich brewing history.

“It was great and the guide did the tour with so much heart and enthusiasm and with so much attention to detail.” get your guide traveller ( SEE REVIEWS )

8. Drinks & Bites in Bruges Private Tour

Belgian snacks during beer tours in bruges

⭐RATING: 4.5 ( 11 reviews ) | ⌛ TOUR LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes | 💰 CHECK PRICE

Experience the craft beer culture of Bruges with a private tour of Drinks & Bites and discover the hidden gems of the city’s food and drink scene.

Your guide will take you and your group to the finest breweries in the city , where you can sample and enjoy three beer tastings with delicious traditional Belgian snacks .

As you journey through the city, your guide will provide insightful commentary about Bruges and its culinary scene and beer history, ensuring you understand this lovely city more deeply.

This private tour gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and engage with your guide.

And it is designed for you and your party, accommodating up to eight people .

“Alain is a very gentil host with a large dosis of humor. He gave us a interesting tour through Brugges.” Robin_v, Nov 2021 ( SEE REVIEWS )

9. Bruges: The Beer Experience Museum Entry with Audio Guide

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The Bruges Beer Experience Museum Entry with an Audio Guide tour provides a unique opportunity to learn about the brewing process and the different styles of beer .

And able to see wide variety of exhibits that showcase the history of beer in Belgium, complete with an audio guide on an iPad Mini .

The guide is available in several languages and provides engaging and informative commentary throughout your visit.

During this tour, you’ll learn a lot about Trappist and Abbey beers , their unique brewing techniques , and the local ingredients that create these beloved brews.

At the interactive exhibition about beer, visitors can touch the brewing equipment, taste samples of different beers , and smell the hops and other ingredients used to make them.

After exploring the exhibits, try the on-site beer tasting (optional) and taste several different types of Belgian beer.

This is an excellent opportunity to taste the difference between high, bottom, mixed, and spontaneous fermentation and learn more about the brewing process .

The Bruges Beer Experience Museum is also known as one of the best things to do with your kids in Bruges . Your kids can join fun tours inside the museum for children up to 12 years old that tells the story of the Bruges bear.

“The museum itself is good if you’re interested in how beer is made and it’s origins. A tablet and headset in provided and you make your way around scanning random items to listen to the audio and answer questions along the way. We opted for the beer tasting to be included which was well worth it.” get your guide traveller ( SEE REVIEWS )

10. Bruges: Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery and Distillery

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Experiencing the Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery and Distillery Visit in Bruges is a must-visit destination for beer enthusiasts.

The iconic brewery, established in 1765 , has a rich history of producing exceptional beer.

This historic brewery offers visitors a chance to see the brewer in action , as they make their famous beer and genever right before your eyes .

Explore and learn the ingredients used in the brewing and distilling process , and see how the beer ferments in open vessels , and gain a deeper understanding of the production process .

One of the highlights of this tour is the tasting experience.

The staff will be on hand to guide you through the tasting and provide you with detailed information about each product in their colourful, cosy bar.

And you know what is the other highlight of this experience? is how relaxing the location of this place is! You can enjoy the lovely view of the canalside terrace while enjoying a cold brew or two. It’s perfect!

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The Bruges Beer Experience is a museum in the heart of the city that offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about the history of beer-making in Belgium.

You can explore the exhibits at your own pace with a high-tech audio guide and learn about the innovative monks who helped to shape the early brewing industry.

The museum is interactive and engaging, and you’ll discover how to pair beer with food and the cultural significance of beer drinking in Belgium .

It’s also an excellent place for families , with a special nonalcoholic kids’ tour to engage younger visitors.

For the adults, there’s an onsite bar with over a dozen different Belgian draught beers on tap , and you can even purchase some famous and craft Belgian beers to take home with you.

Overall, the Bruges Beer Experience is a fun and informative museum that offers a unique perspective on Belgian beermaking history.

“Beer experience is well worth a visit. Tells you about the history of the making of beer the staff at the end of the tour was knowledgeable about the beers they were serving.” MARC_D, May 2022 ( SEE REVIEWS )

Bruges Beer Culture

Bruges is often called the “ beer capital of Belgium ” – for good reason.

Bruges has a rich beer culture that dates back centuries. The city has several historic breweries producing high-quality beers for generations .

It is said that monks living in the city’s many monasteries created some of the earliest Belgian beer recipes and that brewing beer soon became a beloved pastime of the locals.

Today, Bruges is home to 3 known breweries, each with a unique selection of delicious beers from fruity lambic , a dark stout , or a refreshing witbier .

Bruges is also home to some of Europe’s most popular beer events, including the Bruges Beer Festival ( Brugs Bierfestival ) every June 10-11.

This festival features over 80 Belgian breweries and over 500 beer types, from traditional Belgian styles like Dubbels and Tripels to more modern craft beers .

Whether you’re looking for a brewery tour or want to sample some delicious beers in a beautiful setting, Bruges is worth visiting for its vibrant beer culture.

Bruges Best Beer Bars

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LE TRAPPISTE

Le Trappiste is another popular beer bar located in the city of Bruges, Belgium. The bar is in a historic building with a cosy atmosphere.

Le Trappiste offers a wide selection of Trappist beers from various monasteries, including Westvleteren, Chimay, Orval, and Rochefort.

The bar also serves a variety of Belgian and international beers and a small selection of food and snacks.

‘t Brugs Beertje.

This bar is popular in Bruges! It was established in 1983 and has become the number one destination for beer lovers around the world!

The bar has a cosy and traditional atmosphere, with over 300 different kinds of Belgian beers available, including rare and hard-to-find varieties.

But what makes Brugs Beertjee special? Of course! Brugs Beertjee is known for its friendly and knowledgeable staff, who are always happy to guide you through its extensive menu if you need help figuring out where to start.

‘T POATERSGAT

The bar is in a 16th-century cellar with a unique, cosy atmosphere that attracts worldwide visitors. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon beer or snack with friends and loved ones! The bar has an old-world charm and features traditional Belgian beers and snacks like frites and cheese.

The Beer Wall at 2Be

The beer wall at 2Be in Bruges is a must-see for any beer enthusiast.

With over 800 different types of beer on display, this bar truly lives up to its reputation as a beer lover’s paradise.

The impressive wall has over 1250 bottles and cans arranged in colour-coded rows, making for a striking visual display.

But the real draw of the beer wall is the opportunity to try some truly unique brews. From fruity sours to strong stouts, there’s something for every palate here.

Browhuis Corsendonk

If you’re looking for a cosy and relaxed ambience in Bruges to unwind and taste artisanal Belgian beers, the Browhuis Corsendonk bar is worth the visit.

This landmark beer cellar offers an impressive selection of Corsendonk beers brewed by the Corsendonk abbey according to traditional recipes.

You’ll find various beers, ranging from light and refreshing to darker and full-bodied brews.

Don’t forget to try the Corsendonk Agnus, a triple-blond beer with a spicy and floral aroma that pairs perfectly with traditional Belgian dishes.

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🍺 Brugse Zot – Blond Ale

Alcohol level by volume (ABV) of 6.0%.

Brugse Zot Blond Ale is a Belgian-style blonde ale from the De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium. It is refreshingly light.

The sweet maltiness of the beer is balanced by subtle bitterness and spicy yeast character, making it an ideal summertime quencher. Enjoy this golden elixir alone or with seafood dishes such as mussels or white fish.

🍺 Bourgogne des Flandres – Flemish Red-Brown

Alcohol level by volume (ABV) of 5%

A Bourgogne Flonders Beer

Bourgogne des Flandres is a Flemish red-brown beer brewed in the northern region of Flanders.

It has a deep, ruby colour and a complex, malty taste. The flavour profile features fruity plum, cherry, earthy dark chocolate notes, and roasted coffee undertones.

The beer is a touch of sourness from the lactic acid that balances out the sweetness of the malts. This beer pairs well with hearty dishes like stews, roasts, sausages, and cheese boards.

🍺 Café Vlissinghe – Belgian Ale

Alcohol level by volume (ABV) of 8%

Café Vlissinghe is both a quaint café in Bruges and their signature beer. The pub is well known for its Belgian ales and stouts brewed onsite .

Café Vlissinghe has been open since 1515, making it one of the oldest pubs in Europe. Their signature Belgian Ale is a dark amber-coloured brew with hints of roasted malt and floral hops.

It gives a bold yet smooth flavour that satisfies any beer enthusiast. You can enjoy a Belgian Ale alongside traditional Belgian dishes such as moules-frites (mussels and fries) or stoofvlees (beef stew).

🍺 Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel

Alcohol level by volume (ABV) of 11%

This beer is dark brown, with hints of caramel, dates and raisins in the aroma. The taste is sweet, malty, and fruity with a touch of hops . Enjoy it chilled and savour its rich flavour with a goblet or chalice to appreciate its rich and complex flavours fully.

🍺 Tripel de Garre

Alcohol level by volume (ABV) of 11+ %

Tripel de Garre is a Belgian-style Tripel ale brewed by the Brouwerij De Garre in Bruges, Belgium.

This classic Belgian beer features a golden straw colour with citrus, banana and clove aromas. The taste is sweet and malty, with honey, caramel, and a hint of coriander . Enjoy this smooth yet complex Tripel alone or as part of a meal.

Frequently asked questions about beer in bruges

What beer do they drink in bruges.

Brugse Zot is a Belgian-style blond beer brewed in Bruges, Belgium. Many people in Bruges are proud of their local breweries and enjoy supporting them by drinking their beers. This beer has a unique story and branding that appeals to locals and tourists alike. The taste of Brugse Zot is well-regarded by beer enthusiasts. It is a Belgian Pale Ale, which is a style of beer that is popular in Belgium and around the world.

What is the strongest beer in Bruges?

Their strongest beer, with an impressive alcohol content of 11+ %, is not for the faint of heart. Tripel de Garre neer, on the other hand, is a more potent variant of beer that is only served in the brewery’s bar in Bruges.

How many beers are in Bruges?

There are over 300 beers available in Bruges. This is because Brugge is home to many large and small breweries, and many local bars and pubs offer a wide variety of Belgian beer styles on tap.

What is the oldest beer pub in Bruges?

Café Vlissinghe is the oldest beer pub in Bruges, dating back to 1515. It is located on a small street near the city centre and offers an impressive selection of beers and local dishes. The pub’s interior is cosy and inviting, filled with historical memorabilia that adds charm. The cafe also hosts live music performances on certain nights.

How many breweries are there in Bruges?

There are three working breweries that exist in Bruges! The Bourgogne des Flandres, De Halve Maan, and Fort Lapin. Bourgogne des Flandres is one of Belgium’s oldest continuously operating breweries, established in 1764. De Halve Maan is a well-known family-run brewery producing beer since 1856. Fort Lapin opened its doors more recently, in 2009; it specializes in brewing unique, experimental beers. Together, these three breweries offer visitors the best craft beers in Bruges!

How much is beer in Bruges?

Beer in Bruges is relatively inexpensive. A pint of domestic draught beer costs 4.00€, while a 12 oz bottle of imported beer also costs 4.00€.

wrapping up: Bruges beer tours

Travelling through Bruges, Belgium , is always a unique and memorable experience!

With its rich beer culture, hopping from brewery to brewery for a beer tour takes your trip to the next level.

Bruges’s 11 best beer tours span from charming local pubs to renowned modern breweries.

Whether you’re a craft brew master or just stepping into the craft beer scene, there’s something here for everyone to explore and enjoy.

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You can choose from guided tours of brewing history or venture out on your own to navigate the streets of this beautiful city.

From traditional Trappist ales to imaginative Belgian-American fusions, you will always find an authentic taste of Belgian beer culture during your travel to Bruges.

So grab a pint and cheers—because where else can you go than Bruges on a beer tour?

After all, the locals know best! Happy Travels! 😉

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BELGIUM TRAVEL PLANNING RESOURCES  

Getting to Belgium : Fly into one of the main international airports : Brussels Airport (BRU) or Charleroi Brussels South Airport (CRL). Take an international train to Brussels South Station. Or take a ferry to Dover or The Netherlands, then drive or take the train to Belgium.

Getting Around : For the major destinations, the train is by far the best option. You can book your train tickets here . If you’d like to visit smaller places, the most convenient way would be to rent a car. We always use Discover cars , they compare all the rental companies and give you the best rates.

Accommodation : Booking.com is the most popular accommodation platform in Belgium. It’s what I use every single time.

Guided tours : Use Get Your Guide or Viator to find fun tours in Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp. Or Guruwalk to find free walking tours in multiple destinations.

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9 Super fun beer tours in Belgium – Discover the Belgian beer culture

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What we talk about in this article

Belgium is most famous for its variety in beers, and we do have quite a few breweries, spread all over the country.

Some breweries are authentic and operated in monasteries, while others have grown international. But in the end, all of them produce some of the best drafts in the world, and we’re proud of that!

In any case, you can’t skip on doing a beer tour when visiting Belgium. Whether you want to visit a brewery, or join a tasting tour, you will have tons of fun and get to taste some of the very best Belgian brews.

So we listed some of the very best beer tours in Belgium in this article! We got a few options for each of the most popular travel destinations in the country, so it will be easy to fit one of these excursions into your itinerary for Belgium!

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Brussels beer tours

The capital of Brussels is an excellent travel destination. Staying one day in Brussels can be enough, but the city is more than interesting enough to spend a few extra days!

Make sure you reserve enough time in Brussels to plan a beer tasting tour and one of these other sightseeing trips in Brussels !

Brussels Beer Tasting Experience

The Belgian Beer Tasting Experience in Brussels is a 2,5-hour tour which takes you to 3 iconic bars where you get to taste 4 famous Belgian ales.

Your experienced local guide walks you through the city and explains the history of the different types of ales. You can expect to learn a few notable facts about the different brews of Belgium.

And of course, you will have an awesome time with the other travelers that join the tour.

The Beer Tasting Experience is a relaxed and fun tour to join in Brussels.

After the tour, you get a bottle of Trappist to take home with you!

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Small group Brussels Beer Tour

If you need more than 2,5 hours for tasting, check out this popular beer tasting tour in Brussels, which lasts for 4 hours. Tours start in the early afternoon.

With a small group and a local guide, you’ll venture out in the city of Brussels to taste a selection of 8 Belgian brews, complete with cheese and snacks.

Some of the brews in this tour are: Chimay, Faro, and Orval.

Your professional guide takes you to some of the oldest taverns in the city and you’ll get a chance to explore a lesser known part of the city.

During this tour, you’ll get to know a lot of interesting facts about Belgian beer and the city of Brussels.

Check out the small group tasting tour in Brussels

The Famous Hungry Mary’s Chocolate and Beer Tour

As for Brussels Beer tasting excursions, Hungry Mary’s Chocolate and Beer tour is the most popular and most famous of them all.

During this 4,5-hour tour, a variety of delicacies is coming you way!

You start your way through Brussels on foot, accompanied by an expert local guide.

The journey starts off with visits to the very best chocolatiers in Brussels and you get to taste a lot of goodies!

In between the chocolatiers and pubs, you pass by some of the most interesting landmarks in the city.

At the Grand Place, several historic and beautiful pubs await you and your group.

On the menu: multiple famous Belgian beer samples, like: Trappist, Lambic, Kriek, Doubles, and Triples, …

A great plus: the guide is super loveable and funny!

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Bruges beer tours

Steady on the second place for ‘most popular destinations in Belgium’, Bruges is one you can’t miss. And in Bruges, there’s also some awesome beer tasting to be done.

You can expect a few local brews to be on the menu of these excursions.

Most visitors stay in Bruges for more than one day, which gives you enough time to include one of these delicious tasting tours!

Bruges Brewery Tour + Chocolate and Beer Tasting

The Bruges Brewery Tour is a 3-hour excursion that includes everything you need for the beautiful city of Bruges.

During this guided tour, you’ll visit the Halve Maan brewery, where the famous Brugse Zot is brewed. You’ll also enjoy a 3-course lunch inside the brewery.

Aside from the brewery visit, you also get to see the most important landmarks in the city and visit the Choco Story museum, where you can learn about the history of cacao beans and see how chocolate is made today.

This is one of the most popular and interesting tours you can do in the city of Bruges. It’s a full city tour that shows you all you have to see with the extra chocolate and beer tasting!

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Bruges Beer Experience - Museum ticket

The Bruges Beer Experience is the actual beer museum in Bruges.

In this museum, you can discover the stories behind the brewing heritage of the monks in Bruges.

You’ll learn how to pair beer with food and the details about the local drinking culture.

This museum also has an on-site bar where you can buy over a dozen Belgium brews.

Check out the Bruges Beer Experience Museum

Historical center of Gent, Belgium.

Ghent beer tours

Like Bruges, Ghent is also an interesting destination, where you can easily spend some time. Most itineraries count a half day for Ghent, but you won’t be bored if you stay a little longer!

Authentic Beer Tasting Journey

The Authentic Beer Tasting Journey is a 2,5 hour tour through the cozy streets of Ghent.

Your expert guide takes you around the city with regular stops at some of the most beautiful bars in town.

Each of the bars is known for its excellent selection of brews and you’ll get to taste some of the delicious drinks at each stop.

You can expect to learn a thing or two about the history and brewing culture in the region, while tasting a variety of different drafts. And to top it off, you also get to taste Belgian cheeses and other local snacks with your drinks.

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Antwerp, Belgium. Aerial city view at night

Antwerp beer tours

The city of Antwerp is an underestimated destination in Belgium and sadly, we see that it is left out of many itineraries. Still, the city is super beautiful and it has a lot to offer for travelers.

First of all, there are quite a few beers made in Antwerp, so your tasting tour will be filled with tasty local drafts. And Antwerp also has quite a few monumental landmarks to visit!

Antwerp Beer Tour

The Antwerp Beer tour is a 3-hour walking tour through the city of Antwerp.

You’ll discover some of the most interesting sightseeing stops and of course: pubs!

Taste 6 exquisite brews, all made in Antwerp, in the most authentic locations around the city.

Your professional guide takes you to some iconic taverns and pubs, where you get a taste of the best brews in the region. With each of the beers, your expert guide explains about which brew you’re tasting, how it’s made, and what’s in it.

In the tasting palette, some strong brews are included, so these will only be samples, while others will be full pints.

Check out the Antwerp Beer Tour

Visit the Antwerp brewery of De Koninck

The brewery of De Koninck is one of the last breweries in the city of Antwerp and it’s also one of the few breweries you can visit independently.

During this interactive brewery tour, you can follow along with an audio guide that will lead you through the brewing process.

De Koninck Brewery is a beautiful place and the exhibit is very interesting and nicely laid out.

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9 Super fun beer tours in Belgium - Discover the Belgian beer culture

The mother of all beer tours in Belgium!

If you really want to dive into the Belgian beer culture, definitely consider this tour! It takes you to all the interesting places you need to see. Plus, you get the beer tastings and local cuisine on top of it!

8-day Belgian beer tour

You really want to indulge in Belgian beers for a few days and truly explore the local drinking culture?

Then this is the ultimate trip for you.

Different areas of Belgium have different breweries and specific tastes in beer. You can only really understand what beer is to Belgium if you get a little taste of everything.

This awesome small group tour lasts for 8 days and it takes you to all the important landmarks of the Belgian brewing culture.

Most breweries are not open to visitors and it can be difficult to get in as a visitor. After all, the brewing process is supposed to remain a secret in order to keep distinct differences in taste.

G Adventures has a few inside connections that allow travelers in this tour to get as close as possible. So this tour brings you as close as possible to the Belgian breweries and abbeys.

The 8-day Belgian Beer Tour starts off in Brussels, before heading to the abbey of Rochefort, where you get a sneak peek into the abbey. The next day, you’ll visit Orval and Chimay, before heading over to the iconic city of Bruges. In Bruges, you can visit a local brewery and see the brewing process. Then, Westmalle and Antwerp are on the list, with a quick stopover in Achel.

During each stop, you get a chance to discover the city and explore some of the most important landmarks.

If you’re a beer lover, this tour is an all-in trip to Belgium, with a few beer introductions along the way!

Check out the 8-day Belgian Beer Tour

Conclusion - Beer tours in Belgium

As you can see, there’s a variety of available beer tours, brewery tours, museums, and beer tastings available in Belgium.

Most of these are NOT actual pub crawls and you shouldn’t expect these tours to be drinking feasts. During a local beer tour, you’ll get to learn a little about the culture and history, while tasting / sampling some of the most iconic Belgian beers along the way.

The most popular travel destinations in Belgium are Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, and Ghent. So, we got you a few tours in each city.

If you really want to submerge into the rich brewing culture and history of Belgium, we definitely recommend taking the 8-day Belgian Beer Tour, where you get to see a lot of different places which all have an important part in the brewing history of Belgium.

During this trip, you visit the actual abbeys where monks started brewing decades ago!

Hopefully, you found the perfect excursion for your needs in this list, and we hope you enjoy your trip to the tiny, but pretty Belgium!

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Brussels, brugge, antwerp, dusseldorf and cologne, august 1 - august 11 --- 10 nights (or less, see below), this trip starts and ends in brussels. if you can not do all 10 nights, you can make this a 9 or 8 night trip by either skipping the last day trip to cologne and back to brussels and flying out of dusseldorf (so 9 nights) or heading back to the brussels airport when we leave antwerp (so 8 nights). contact me for pricing and more details if desired..

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NOTE: See day-by-day itinerary below. All photos shown below and in the video were actually shot on previous trips!

The Great Beers of Belgium Tour!

DAY 1: Thursday - August 1st - This incredible Belgian Beer Trip starts when you arrive in Brussels (we will meet at the hotel - I will provide detailed step-by-step directions for how to get from the airport to the hotel - or if you prefer I can meet you at the airport if possible). After a short nap (for those arriving that morning and able to get into their room, which is not a certainty), we will meet up around noon and take a walk around the Grand Place and the old part of Brussels. I will get you acquainted with the city, how the trains work, where things are, etc. We will stop for a light lunch and perhaps your first beer (of many) in Belgium, and of course we may stop for frites, waffles (both types!) and chocolates (dont forget to ask me about that special locals pub that serves Westvleteren!). Then, we will go to one of the best beer-focused restuarants in the world for an incredible and very memorable meal (transportation to the hotel, lunch, beer and snacks during the day on your own - dinner is included). After a fun afternoon and early evening of getting to know Brussels, most of you that arrived in Belgium this morning will be exhausted, so we will call it an early night and let everyone settle into their room and get a good night's sleep. We have a very fun and very busy day tomorrow!

Brussels Grand Place at Dusk

DAY 2: Friday - August 2nd - After a hearty and delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will set out to explore more of the great city of Brussels. The day begins with an organized bike or walking tour, which is a fantastic way to see and learn about the city, and may include stops for beer, chocolates, the country's famous frites (Brussels style), etc. at some historic locations (lunch and/or snacks on your own). Either way, these are great tours of this historic city that are both fun and educational. After the tour, and a quick lunch (on your own), we will visit one of the most famous Lambic breweries in the world, Cantillon! We will either take a city train or walk to Cantillon, depending on weather, timing, etc. We will tour the facility, which is considered to be a working museum, and we will sample several of their incredible Lambics! This is a magical moment that you won't ever forget. After this incredible tour, you will have some Free Time today to explore Brussels more on your own and see some additional sites (maybe the Atomium), museums, etc. You will be provided with guides, notes and directions to some of the famous beer bars, area breweries, tourist attractions, museums, etc. This might be a great night to visit one of the restaurant rows (walking streets) and find a deal on some incredible food, like Brussels' famous mussels (lunch, if desired, and dinner are on your own today).

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DAY 3: Saturday - August 3rd - Lambic Day! After another wonderful breakfast at the hotel, we will take a train or bus out of the city to Lambic Land, locally known as Pajottenland! Here, we will visit Oud Beersel and maybe Drie Fonteinen, two of the other classic Lambic and Gueuze producers. These producers make some of the best Lambic products in the world, so this is a truly special day that includes a tour of Oud Beersel's ancient cellars and incredible tastings! In addition, Beersel is a beautiful small town, so it is a great area to do some walking and enjoy the scenery. We will have some lunch in the area (on your own), and also spend a little while visiting the famous Beersel Castle. This castle visit is a unique experience, as it is the untouched ruins of a real castle, complete with a moat, drawbridge, battle stations, and more. This will be a full day, but we will arrive back in Brussels in time for you to have some dinner (on your own) and do a little more exploring. Or, you may just want to take some time to relax, and prepare for a full day tomorrow.

Oud Beersel Lambic Producer Cellars

DAY 4: Sunday - August 4th - Monastery Day! After another great breakfast, we will get an early start and board a private motorcoach for an incredible, once in a lifetime trip to visit 3 famous Southern Belgium monasteries. First up, a little over an hour south of Brussels is the Abbey de Scourmont, or as most people know it, the legendary Chimay! We will sample the Chimay cheeses and beers, including the elusive low alcohol beer brewed specifically for the monks and served at the abbey. A short walk through the woods takes us to the abbey itself, where we can walk the grounds, and if we are lucky, perhaps even see and hear the monks chanting during a ceremony.

Upon leaving Chimay, we will travel through rural France, as it is the shortest route, and come back into Belgium to visit Orval. There, we can walk the ancient ruins of the original monastery destroyed in the French revolution and visit the museum located in the caverns underneath the new abbey. This is a great visit and a beautiful monastery! We will also eat an early dinner (included) at the Orval restaurant, where we can sample the famous Brettanomyces tinged Orval beers at their freshest, as well as an aged version and the special small version brewed only for the monks, and only available here.

At last, we will head back towards Brussels, but we will make a quick stop at the Rochefort monastery. This monastery is one of the most private ones in Belgium, lacking even basic signage to find it, but we will. We can take a quick look at the grounds, get some pictures, etc. Again, a day you will never forget!

It will be fairly late when we arrive back to Brussels, but you will have time to have a final beer and a final walk around beautiful Brussels before getting packed and prepped to depart the city tomorrow morning.

Chimay Beer and Cheese

DAY 5: Monday - August 5th - It is always hard to say goodbye to Brussels, but we still have some incredible places to visit! After another great breakfast and checking out of the hotel, we will board a private motorcoach and head to the beautiful, fairy tale city of Brugge in Northern Belgium. On the way to Brugge, we will have a couple great stops, including the town of Oudenaarde, where we will visit the famous Leifman's brewery. This is an amazing tour of their old historic brewery, parts of which are still used to create their unique true Oud Bruin Sour Beers.

After the tour and tasting here, we will continue on to the most elusive and legendary monastery of them all, Westvleteren! Westvleteren and the famous Westy 12 dark strong Belgian beer is hard to find, even in Belgium, but at the monastery, you can drink all you want, and for a very reasonable price. AND you can even get something more special, Westy 12 Ice Cream! Also, if we are lucky, you might be able to purchase some beer to bring back (you never know what, when, or if, they will be selling any). In addition to drinking the great Westvleteren beer in an incredible setting surrounded by fields of barley, we can also take a holy walk to a small chapel in the woods, and visit the abbey museum, eat a late lunch, etc. (food and beer on your own). This is a very memorable stop on our trip!

After our visit to Westvleteren, we will continue on to Brugge. The architecture, culture and feel of this incredible little town is like none other on Earth. Throw in the incredible beer of Belgium, and it might be the closest thing to heaven you will experience until you visit that big brewery in the sky. After we check into our hotel, we will spend a little time getting acquainted with the city, eat some dinner (on your own), then visit some of the great beer bars. Brugge has some of the best beer bars on the planet! These are places that won't even serve a beer if they don't have the proper glassware for it and every beer has its own special glass. These are incredible experiences!

Leifmans Brewery Oud Bruin Tasting

DAY 6: Tuesday - August 6th - Today, after a hearty breakfast, we will get a bit more acquainted with Brugge. I'll make sure you know where you can rent bikes, where the other famous beer bars and breweries are (including De Halve Maan and Bourgogne des Flanders), where some of the key tourist sights are, etc. I'll also show you how to navigate the very confusing street map to keep from getting lost (or at least too lost - getting lost in Brugge is part of the fun). Since our time in Brugge is short, you will have a lot of free time today to explore the city and the area on your own. There is a lot to see and do, including the famous boat tours of the city, climbing the bell tower, seeing the Church of the Holy Blood (where you can touch the vial that supposedly contains the dying blood of Jesus), or the only Michelangelo statue in Belgium, etc. In addition, you can rent bikes and ride around the city where you can see real windmills, or you can even ride into Holland if you wish (yes, it is that close). There is also a bike tour that goes to a small neighboring town that has a small brewery. In the late afternoon or evening, we may get together for a special beer tasting of unique regional beers and/or we may meet back up at one of the great beer bars to tell our tales of the day. Lunch, if desired, and dinner are on your own.

Brugge Bell Tower

DAY 7: - Wednesday - August 7th - Today, after breakfast and checking out of our hotel, we will board our private motorcoach, and say goodbye to the fairytale town of Brugge and head to the metropolitan city of Antwerp. On the way to Antwerp, we will make a visit to the beautiful town of Roeselare, the home of the legendary Rodenbach Flanders Red-Brown Sour Beers. Hopefully, we will be able to tour the brewery, and see the giant foeder tanks in person, then have a great tasting of their famous and unique beers.

In addition to this great visit at Rodenbach, we may make a few other stops on our journey to Antwerp, including the famous St. Bernardus Brewery, a Hop Farm in Poperinge and one of the many WWI Flanders Fields military cemeteries. We will arrive in Antwerp in time to have some dinner (on your own) and to start exploring this beautiful city a little after checking into our hotel.

Rodenbach Tour Foeders

DAY 8: - Thursday - August 8th - It is our last full day in Belgium and I have saved some of the best beers in Belgium for today. But first, you will have some time in the early morning (and later tonight when we return) to explore Antwerp. We are not in Antwerp very long, but you will want to look around, drink some of their DeKoninck beer, visit some of the city's great beer bars, and/or see the sights, including Peter Paul Rubens home and his work inside the city cathedral. Around mid or late morning, we may travel by bus to either the big Duvel Brewery or the big Het Anker Brewery (Gouden Carolus beers) for a tour of these large plants that produce a wide variety of great beers. This tour will depend on timing, but either way, we will definitely continue on to the famous Westmalle monastery!

Once we get to Westmalle, we can watch a nice video presentation about the monastery and the brewery at the large restaurant located there. We can also walk the grounds of the monastery. The restaurant is unique in its ability to serve both cold or cellar temp Westmalle beers (Dubbel and Tripel), and they also serve a very unique Half and Half blended beer, and even an ice cream with a Westmalle Dubbel caramel raisin topping! Yes, it is as good as it sounds! In addition to the beers, we will have an early dinner (included) here at Westmalle. This is a really fun way to close the Belgium portion of the trip. We will get back to our hotel in Antwerp in time to have a last beer and/or relax a little and get packed and prepped for heading to Dusseldorf tomorrow.

DeKoninck Beer

DAY 9: - Friday - August 9th - Today, after another great breakfast, we will board a private motorcoach that will take us to Dusseldorf, where we will spend the night. On the way to Dusseldorf, we may stop by the final / 6th famous Belgian Monastery, the smaller, craft-like Achel. The Achel Monastery is located right on the border of Belgium and the Netherlands, which makes for some great photos on the border. This would be a quick stop (beers on your own), as we will want to continue on our journey and arrive in the Netherlands at the La Trappe Monastery for a tour and a late lunch (on your own). La Trappe is one of the oldest monastery breweries in the world, and they make an incredible line-up of beers. Combine that with a beautiful country setting, a great gift shop, etc.,and you can see why this is one of my favorite monastery visits.

After a great visit at La Trappe, we will continue on to Dusseldorf and check into our hotel. In Dusseldorf, we will have an incredible Farewell Dinner (included) at one of my favorite breweries, Zum Uerige, the maker of the classic Dusseldorf Altbier! If possible, we may also get a tour of this unique brewery that still uses a coolship and insists on various other older brewing techniques. After this dinner, we should have time to walk around the Altstadt (old part) of Dusseldorf and sample various other breweries and their versions of Altbier.

Achel Monastery

DAY 10: - Saturday - August 10th - Today, after a nice breakfast and maybe a final Altbier, we will board our private motorcoach and head to Cologne and then on back to Brussels. We will spend all afternoon exploring Cologne and sampling as many Kolsch beers as you wish. All the breweries in Cologne make the light, crisp, delicious Kolsch style beer, and visiting lots of Cologne breweries and sampling many versions of this great style is a lot of fun for any beer lover! In addition, there are some great sites to see, like one of the Top 5 rated gothic cathedrals in the world and seeing the gold case that houses the bones of the Three Wise Men. This is truly an amazing cathedral that is hard to believe without seeing it in person. Lunch and beers are on your own. After an incredible visit in Cologne, we will head back to our original hotel in Brussels for our final night of the trip. We will get back into Brussels in time to have a last beer, dinner (on your own), revisit some favorite places, get some last minute gifts, etc., and then relax a little and get packed and prepped to leave tomorrow.

Cologne Fruh Kolsch Beer

DAY 11: - Sunday - August 11th - Today, unfortunately, we will say goodbye and take the city train (on your own) from the hotel to the Brussels airport, or you will venture on to wherever your travels may take you next, while dreaming about the next time you will see Belgium and Germany again!

Belgian Beers in Brussels at Manneken Pis Statue

FAQs REGARDING THE BELGIUM BEER TOUR

COST: The Cost for the Summer 2024 Belgium Beer Trip is $3,650 USD per person traveling as a couple / pair (i.e. Double Occupancy), or $4,190 USD (hopefully a bit less) for someone traveling alone (i.e. Single Occupancy). These prices should not change, unless the exchange rate or trip plans change dramatically. That is not expected, but this trip is a long ways off and anything could happen, so the final, exact costs will be determined as people commit to going, and as the time gets a little closer, etc.

SPECIAL NOTE ON COST: My pricing, and the value created, is unlike many tours in several important ways. Most travel industry tours expect the trip attendees to pay numerous tips, often multiple tips per day, including for guides, helpers, restaurant staff, bus drivers, etc. This is common in the tourism industry, but it can add up to hundreds of additional, and often unexpected, dollars over the course of a 10 day trip. I simply disagree with the industry on this approach, so I don't ask my trip attendees to tip anyone during any included activities. Also, with some tours, the amount of beverages, beer, etc. included with the dinners may be limited, but I like to see my guests drink what they want, within reason of course, without worrying about extra costs. I also try to provide some extra beers and surprises along the way, when I can, and when the budget, exchange rate, etc. allows it. In summary, I do some things a bit different than the industry norm. This does not mean the industry norm is bad. It just means I have a different approach, which tries to create more value for my guests, and is something that needs to be considered in my prices.

WHAT IS INCLUDED: Basically, everything except the meals and beers specified above, your personal purchases, your airfare, and transportation from and to the airports. It includes all hotels, breakfasts each day, several meals, some with unlimited beers, train and bus travel, taxis, admission fees, all tips, etc.

COULD I SAVE MONEY DOING THIS ON MY OWN: Possibly, but it can require literally hundreds of hours of research and planning to make it happen as smoothly as what you will get on my trips. Also, you may have to drive yourself, or navigate foreign transit systems, to experience some of what we do, which puts a damper on being able to drink and enjoy yourself. Lastly, several things are just not options for people traveling alone. Either the group and / or my connections make some of the tours and things we do feasible. So yes, it is possible to save a little money, but I'm not making that much and the added value I offer is well worth it to most people. Lastly, when calculating costs on your own, many things are often overlooked, which add up to extra dollars spent, plus without the proper planning, mistakes can happen and they can add costs quickly.

I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD LIKE TRAVELING WITH A GROUP: This isn't a cruise ship or a high school field trip where every second of every day is planned. There are opportunities to do things on your own, there is no curfew, and few very early mornings. Also, the type of people that do a trip like this, are probably a bit of a beer geek just like you, and are usually pretty good people. Lastly, these are relatively small group trips comparatively. So just relax and have fun with some like-minded people in a flexible and friendly environment.

PAYMENT TERMS AND CONFIRMATION: I need to confirm the trip as soon as I can to get hotels, buses, tours, etc. scheduled. Thus, if you are interested or certain that you want to go, contact me and/or pay your down payment / initial payment as soon as you can. See the instructions below for how to get registered. A trip can be confirmed as soon as I have enough people signed up. Airline tickets should NOT be purchased until the trip is confirmed .

To reserve your space, or communicate with me, send an email to [email protected] .

To officially register and pay your 25% down payment, also send me an email, and then either use the form below or go to www.Paypal.com and send any amount of money you want to this email address... "RonSmith -AT- MarketWiseSolutions -DOT- com". If doing this, please be sure to send me a follow up email to let me know how much you paid and what it is for.

NOTE: If the trip does not happen, this down payment amount will be refunded to you (minus any Paypal fees, usually around $25). Otherwise, as soon as I have enough people signed up to confirm the trip, I will notify you with that confirmation, and at that point the 25% down payment is no longer refundable. You will then be asked to pay the remaining 75%. This remaining 75% is due in full at least 3 months before the departure date (but sooner is better). After that 3 months prior to departure point, when all money must be received, no money can be refunded. All plans have been made at that point, things have been paid in advance, this is Belgium's peak travel period, etc. In the event that I can’t make the trip, either another guide will be assigned to lead the trip, or all money not paid out will be refunded to you along with instructions and notes to allow you to still do as much of the trip as possible on your own (the same applies in the event of a complete cancellation of the trip for any reason). You can also consider travel insurance, but be sure to read the fine print and make sure it covers money paid to tour guides and expenses beyond payments directly to hotels and airlines. These terms are subject to change at any time, but they represent the general policies.

INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS: As a college educator, I know that money can be tight for some people, especially students, but I would like them to be able to do my trips if they really want to have these incredible life experiences. So to help with that, people can basically add money to their Trip Account whenever they want and I will just keep it in their account until it is either needed or refunded. You can just go to www.Paypal.com and send any amount of money you wish to this email address... "RonSmith -AT- MarketWiseSolutions -DOT- com". If doing this, please be sure to send a follow up email directly to me, to let me know how much you paid and what it is for. These funds are subject to the same cancellation and refund deadlines and arrangements as any other funds (see above), so as long as deadlines are not passed, if you start adding to a fund, but cannot go on the trip, your money will be refunded (except any fees incurred). This unique payment option provides a way for people to pay a little at a time, on whatever schedule they want (i.e. even daily or weekly additions can be made). If you have any questions about this, contact me via email at [email protected] .

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The hotels are all very nice, safe, approx 3+ star type accomodations, with private baths and all the usual European amenities (i.e. possibly not air conditioning). More details can be provided upon request.

The itinerary and plans may change. With travel plans like this, things out of my control can always occur. If / when that occurs, I will try to plan something else. It will always be a fun and enjoyable trip and I will always give you your money's worth.

As the trip gets confirmed, I will provide various documents, including one for Trip Planning and Preparation, which covers lots of important issues for European travel, such as currency, mobile phones, internet access, power adapters, what to pack, and much, much more. I will also provide documents for How to Get to the Hotel, and for the Final Trip Itinerary, etc.

If you need a roommate, I can try to pair you up with someone, but it is up to you to make it work.

As with most European travel, these trips require A LOT of walking, standing and movement. You should be in reasonably good shape in order to participate in everything planned. However, there are certainly ways to make it easier and do less walking, etc. if you wish and don't mind not trying to keep up with the group.

Also, as with most European travel in the summer, expect it to be VERY HOT at times and do not expect to find air conditioning everywhere. Hopefully, our hotels will have air conditioning, but this can't always be guaranteed, because most hotels simply do not have it, and even if they do, it may not work very well. Most restaurants and other public places do not have air conditioning either. In most cases, the heat is not too bad, but there are times in late July and August when it could get extremely hot. If this occurs, we can not control the weather and we will survive, though it may not be comfortable for a little while. In these situations, you will truly get to experience what it is like to live in that part of the world where most people do not have air conditioning.

Lastly, as with most European travel, expect things like hotel rooms and restaurants to be small and the quarters to be tight. Unlike the US or other parts of the world, space is often limited in Europe and many buildings are very, very old. This is part of the charm and the experience.

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World Beer Expedition

Belgium 2024

Join one of the foremost experts on Belgian beer on a guided journey to the heart of Belgium’s brewing heritage. This exclusive tour will take you to unique and less accessible places, such as the Trappist monastery breweries of Belgium.

  • Trip Type Beertrip
  • Activities Beer Festival , Brewery Tour
  • Group Size 1 Min - 24 Max
  • Reviews 1 Reviews
  • Locations Belgium
  • Fixed Departure April 26, 2024
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Join one of the foremost experts on Belgian beer on a guided journey to the heart of Belgium's brewing heritage. This exclusive tour will take you to unique and less accessible places, such as the Trappist monastery breweries of Belgium.

You'll learn about the history and brewing process of Trappist beers, and have the opportunity to sample some of the world's finest beers. You'll also visit other iconic Belgian breweries, and learn about the different styles of Belgian beer.

In addition to the beer tastings, you'll also enjoy a variety of other activities, such as visiting medieval towns, sampling local cuisine, and exploring the beautiful Belgian countryside.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the best of Belgium's beer culture. Don't miss out!

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Itineraries

Date : april 12, 2024, bier central.

The opening dinner of the Belgian Beer Expedition will be held at Bier Central, a renowned name in Belgium where people come from all over the world for its extensive beer selection.

The passion for beer is expressed in every aspect of Bier Central. The menu is a true Beer Encyclopedia, with over 120 pages in the form of a book. Every detail radiates the good old times, from the wooden beams and antique furniture to the warm lighting and friendly staff.

The meeting point for all of us to go to the restaurant will be in the hotel lobby at 8:00 PM.

Date : April 13, 2024

Brasserie blaugies.

Visit the Brasserie Blaugies, one of the most traditional breweries in southern Belgium. This family-run brewery, founded in 1988, specializes in Saison-style beers.

After the tour, enjoy lunch at the traditional restaurant Taverne du Fourquet. This cozy eatery serves classic Belgian fare, such as moules-frites and steak-frites, paired with beers from Brasserie Blaugies.

Brasserie Cazeau

The second visit of the day will be to the legendary Brasserie Cazeau, a brewery with over 175 years of history that maintains the family tradition in the production of its beers.

The brewery was founded in 1753 by Jacques Descamps. It has been passed down through the family ever since, and is currently run by Laurent Agache, the great-great-great-grandson of the founder.

Brasserie Cazeau is known for its traditional Belgian beers, such as Tournay Blonde and Tournay Noir. The beers are brewed using natural ingredients and traditional methods.

During the visit, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the brewery and the brewing process. You will also get to taste some of the delicious beers.

Date : April 14, 2024

Westvleteren.

A special day in Poperinge, where we will visit the only place in the world where you can legally buy Westvleteren beers: the In de Vrede abbey pub.

In de Vrede is a cozy pub located in the shadow of the Saint Sixtus Abbey. It is the only place where you can buy the famous Westvleteren beers, including the Westvleteren 6, 8, and 12.

In de Vrede also serves traditional Belgian dishes, such as carbonnade flamande and moules-frites. You can enjoy a delicious meal and sample the famous Westvleteren beers in this charming setting.

St. Bernardus

In the afternoon, we will visit the rooftop bar of the St. Bernardus Brewery and enjoy a tasting of some of their delicious beers.

The rooftop bar offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. You can relax and enjoy a drink while taking in the scenery.

The St. Bernardus Brewery is known for its abbey beers, which are brewed using traditional methods. Some of the beers that you can try include the St. Bernardus Abt 12, the St. Bernardus Prior 8, and the St. Bernardus Witbier.

De Dolle Brouwers

We will conclude the day at De Dolle Brouwers, a small artisanal brewery in the town of Esen, Belgium. The name "De Dolle Brouwers" means "The Mad Brewers" in Flemish, and it is a fitting name for this eccentric brewery.

The brewery was founded in 1980 by a group of friends who were passionate about brewing beer. They started out in a small garage, but they quickly outgrew their space and moved to a larger location in Esen.

De Dolle Brouwers is known for its experimental beers, which are often brewed with unusual ingredients. Some of their most popular beers include Oerbier, a strong dark ale; Arabier, a spiced wheat beer; and Dulle Teve, a Belgian strong ale

Date : April 15, 2024

A day entirely dedicated to Abbey Beers.

Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Val Dieu, founded in the 13th century. One of the 22 abbey breweries in Belgian territory and the only one that has the brewery within the abbey walls. Val Dieu is a spiritual place intended for monks and passing pilgrims.

The tour of the abbey will take you to the sacred rooms, including the church, the cloister, and the library. You will also learn about the history of the abbey and the tradition of abbey beers.

The visit to the brewery will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how abbey beers are made. You will see the brewing process from start to finish and learn about the different ingredients that are used.

Lunch will be served in the old stables, which have been converted into a restaurant. You will enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Belgian cuisine, paired with abbey beers, of course.

This is a great day trip for anyone interested in abbey beers, Belgian history, or spiritual tourism.

Date : April 16, 2024

We will start the day with a fascinating visit to Het Anker Brewery, famous for producing the award-winning Gouden Carolus beers. In addition to exploring the inner workings of the brewery and tasting a variety of beers, we will have the opportunity to visit the distillery.

Few know that besides producing excellent beers, Het Anker also creates a very distinctive and flavorful whisky.

We will conclude this visit with lunch at the brewery's restaurant, where we can enjoy more of their delicious beers and food.

Brouwerij Malheur

In the early afternoon, we will visit the brewery Brouwerij Malheur, known for creating Bière Brut-style beers.

Bière Brut is a type of beer that is fermented twice, once in the traditional way and then again in the bottle. This gives the beer a sparkling, champagne-like quality.

Brouwerij Malheur is a small brewery located in Buggenhout, Belgium. It was founded in 1997 by Luc De Raedemaeker.

The brewery is known for its experimental beers, and it has won numerous awards for its Bière Brut beers.

Brouwerij Bosteels

We will conclude the day with a visit to Bosteels Brewery, internationally known for its three iconic beer brands: Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet, and DeuS.

Kwak is a Belgian strong ale named after the unique kwikser (cuckoo) glass in which it is served. Tripel Karmeliet is a Belgian Tripel, a type of strong golden ale. DeuS is a Belgian strong pale ale that is fermented twice.

Bosteels Brewery is located in Buggenhout, Belgium. It was founded in 1791 and is still owned and operated by the same family. The brewery is known for its traditional brewing methods and its commitment to quality.

During our visit to Bosteels Brewery, we will learn about the history of the brewery and its beers. We will also have the opportunity to taste some of the brewery's delicious beers, including Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet, and DeuS.

Date : April 17, 2024

Brauerei rodenbach.

A day reserved for a trip to the city of Roeselare, known primarily for the production of the famous Belgian sour brown beers, the Flemish Red Ales.

Of course, we couldn't miss the opportunity to visit the fantastic Rodenbach Brewery. We will have the privilege of exploring the 290 oak foeders, each holding 15850 gallons, used for maturation.

Brouwerij Liefmans

In the afternoon, we will delve into the history and culture of Oud Bruins, a type of sour brown ale, at Brouwerij Liefmans, a sanctuary of beer in northern Belgium.

We will explore the entire old factory, including the open fermentation rooms, the coolship, and most impressively, the cellar with Oud Bruins from the 1970s and 1980s.

Date : April 18, 2024

One of the highlights of the trip is the Cantillon Day Tour, which includes visits to the original and new locations of Brasserie Cantillon, a world-renowned brewery that has been brewing lambic beers since 1900.

The tour is led by Jan Van Roy, the fourth-generation brewer and owner of Brasserie Cantillon.

Brasserie l'Ermit-age

We will conclude the afternoon with a visit to Brasserie l'Ermitage, a nano-brewery located in Brussels. The brewery was founded in 2017 by Nacim, François, and Henri, who are passionate about brewing beers that are both balanced and powerful.

Brasserie l'Ermitage is known for its Saison-style beers, which are brewed using traditional methods and local ingredients. The brewery also experiments with other styles, such as IPAs and Porters.

During our visit to Brasserie l'Ermitage, we will have the opportunity to taste a variety of beers and learn about the brewing process. We will also have the chance to meet the brewers and ask them questions about their craft.

Date : April 19, 2024

Lambic Day is an excursion to the Pajotteland region, known for its production of lambic beers. The day begins with a guided visit to the new Lambic production center, where you will learn about the traditional methods of brewing lambic beer.

You will then visit some of the iconic breweries in the region, such as Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen and Lambiek Fabriek. At each brewery, you will have the opportunity to taste different lambic beers and learn about the brewing process.

This is an unforgettable day in an important lambic-producing region in Belgium. You will experience the unique flavors of lambic beer and learn about the history and culture of this region. This is a great day for beer lovers and anyone interested in learning more about Belgian culture.

Date : April 20, 2024

Zythos beer festival (zbf).

The expedition participants will take part in the Zythos Beer Festival (ZBF), Belgium's premier beer festival. The festival is held near the historic and welcoming city of Leuven, and it is a celebration of Belgian beer culture.

Zythos is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1986 by a group of beer enthusiasts. The organization's mission is to promote Belgian beer and to educate the public about its history and culture.

The ZBF is held annually in Leuven, which is a city with a rich brewing history. The festival features over 1,000 beers from over 300 breweries, making it one of the largest beer festivals in the world.

In addition to the beers, the ZBF also features food, music, and entertainment. It is a great opportunity to sample some of the best Belgian beers and to learn more about Belgian beer culture.

Date : April 21, 2024

Check out day.

Belgian beer lovers, please note that check-out time is 11:00 AM.

  • 9 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • All necessary transfers (by bus or train)
  • Expert guide in beer and Belgian beer history 
  • 1 meal per day with gratuities (lunch or dinner, except on Festival and Cantillon Day )
  • Tickets for visits to the breweries and museums on the itinerary
  • Participant kit for a beer festival
  • Airfare to Belgium (round trip)
  • Airport transfer to the hotel and hotel to the airport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages in pubs and entrance fees to any events not listed on the schedule
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and beer not included in the itinerary
  • Any other expenses not specifically mentioned as being included

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  • Cancellations made more than 60 days before the tour start date will receive a full refund, minus a 5% credit card processing fee.
  • Cancellations made within 60 days of the tour start date are non-refundable.
  • Shift your payment to another Word Beer Expedition of your choice.
  • Stash it in a Word Beer Expedition gift certificate that can be used by you or a friend for any of our tours.
  • No refunds will be given for late arrivals, early departures, or missed meals.
  • In the event that the company must cancel a tour due to unforeseen circumstances, participants will receive a full refund or the option to reschedule.
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  • Payment can be made in full at the time of booking or in installments.
  • If paying in installments, the final payment must be made 60 days before the tour start date.
  • Last-minute bookings can be made if space is available, and payment can be made in full at the time of booking.
  • Passports & Visas
  • All participants must have a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining.
  • Participants are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas or documents.
  • Airfare is not included in the tour price.
  • Participants are responsible for booking their own flights.
  • We recommend arriving in Europe a few days early to avoid jet lag, but it's necessary to do the hotel check-in on the first day of the beer trip.
  • Smoking is not allowed on brewery tours, in cafes, on the coach, or anywhere near the group.
  • Participants are allowed to bring one medium suitcase and one small carry-on bag.
  • The company is not responsible for lost or damaged luggage.
  • Fitness Level
  • These tours are active, so participants should be in good physical condition.
  • Participants will be responsible for carrying their own luggage and walking upstairs and on cobblestone streets.
  • Tour Size & Gratuities
  • Tour sizes range from 8 to 30 participants.
  • Gratuities are not included in the tour price and are at the discretion of the participants.
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  • The company will be taking photos and videos throughout the tour.
  • By participating in the tour, participants agree to have their photos and videos taken and used for marketing purposes.
  • The company is not liable for any injuries, illnesses, or losses that occur during the tour.
  • Participants are responsible for their own actions and safety.
  • The company strongly recommends that participants purchase travel insurance.
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  • The company reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary at any time.
  • Participants will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is not guaranteed everywhere.
  • Participants should be prepared to be without Wi-Fi access for certain periods of time.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Airport transfers are not included in the tour price.
  • Participants are responsible for arranging their own airport transfers.
  • Hotel Rooms
  • The company will book hotel rooms for participants.
  • Hotel rooms are typically clean and comfortable, but may not have all of the amenities that participants are used to.
  • Participants are responsible for any additional charges incurred at the hotel, such as mini-bar charges and room service.
  • Participants who are traveling solo may be paired with a roommate of the same gender.
  • The company cannot guarantee that roommates will be compatible.
  • Participants who are not comfortable with the idea of having a roommate can pay a single supplement fee.
  • Group Dynamics
  • The company encourages participants to be social and interact with each other.
  • However, participants are not required to stay with the group at all times.
  • Participants are free to explore the cities and breweries on their own.
  • Any disputes arising out of these terms and conditions will be resolved under the laws of the State of Utah .

By booking a Word Beer Expedition tour, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Cheers to a great beer adventure!

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@ the crossroads of beer space and beer time, since 1999., you love great beer and food... and you want to see the world , we are the purveyors of unique, beer-focused, culinary and cultural, travel experiences - for over 20 years. , discover hundreds of belgian beers.  sing along at the top of your lungs at oktoberfest.  taste fresh pils in prague.  enjoy cask conditioned real ales in england.  visit trappist monasteries that brew beer.  explore beer culture and history.  learn a few things.  travel smart in well-organized comfort and style, bucket list destinations - made better with beer.

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1. Brussels Chocolate Beer Waffle and Belgian Whiskey All-in-One (Small Group) Tour

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2. Brussels Discovery Tour: Belgian food, chocolate, waffles, beer, sightseeing

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3. Belgian Beer Tasting in Brussels

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4. Marc's Brussels Beer Tasting Tour

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5. Beertasting Brugge

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6. 90 Minutes Private Aperitif Boat Ride in Antwerp

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7. Discover Ghent beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

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8. Private Ghent Beer & Brewery Tour by a young local

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9. Antwerp Bike Tours

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10. Chocolate and Beer Tour in Brussels

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11. Ghent Beer and Sightseeing Adventure

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13. Antwerp Pub Crawl Walking Tour

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14. BeerWalk Ghent (English guide)

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15. Ghent Private Tasting Tour with local guide

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16. Antwerp BeerWalk with English Guide

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17. Gastronomic Walking Tour of Gent - Tasters included

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18. Brussels Hoppy Tour +- 3h

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19. Hungry Mary's Famous Beer and Chocolate Tour - Bruges

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21. Cheers to Bruges: A Beer Tasting Adventure

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23. Ghent Small-Group Tasting Tour with local guide

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24. Bruges Private Culinary Tour with 8 Tastings

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25. Private Tour Tipsy Tribe Brewstillery & Local Craft Beer Tasting

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26. Bruges Beer Tour with chocolate pairing by a young local

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27. Discover Brussels beer world with a chocolate pairing by a young local

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A once in a lifetime trip —- that we are eager to do again! This trip far exceeded our expectations. The tours and tasting experiences were exclusive and unique. The quantity and quality of the beer and food was remarkable. The barge was beautiful, comfortable, and clean. Thanks to Ruth and Mike and the barge crew for going above and beyond to give us a trip that we will remember forever!

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We had a fantastic time on the Belgium and France tour! Ruth and Mike are outstanding hosts, and our beer adventure was all we had hoped for and more. We would absolutely travel again with Bon Beer Voyage!

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Extremely well organized . Loved the mix of large and small breweries.

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It was super fun and a wonderful experience! Ruth and Mike are very knowledgeable on beers and histories. Pairing chocolate has now become my MUST HAVE when I drink beers at home. Team members’ feedback are all positive as well. Great event!

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The virtual beer and chocolate pairing was so unique, fun and informative! Mike and Ruth put together an engaging presentation that gave us much to talk about even after the event was over. What a wonderful way for those at our office to connect! A fantastic time was had by all! Thanks for putting together such a wonderful event!

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Over the years, at the request of our guests, we have added in our own curated wine tours and spirit journeys that follow in the tradition of visiting amazing places, meeting the fantastic people behind the libation creations and searching out the most delicious wines, spirits and local cuisine out there.  (Of course, being who we are and knowing our guests, we often find some great craft beer along the route as well!) For now, all of our trips – Beer tours, Wine tours and Spirit tours are found on this website.

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The 20 best breweries to visit in the United States

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<p>So many beers, so little time. For the beer aficionados out there looking to cross off some bucket list breweries, look no further. Across the country, the brewery scene has continued to evolve with incredible spots to visit from coast to coast. </p><p>There are plenty of classics to stop by, but there are also many hidden gems that are more than worth a visit when it comes to exploring the world of craft beer. </p><p>Is this the definitive list? Certainly not, but these 20 places would certainly quench the thirst of any craft beer enthusiast! </p>

So many beers, so little time. For the beer aficionados out there looking to cross off some bucket list breweries, look no further. Across the country, the brewery scene has continued to evolve with incredible spots to visit from coast to coast. 

There are plenty of classics to stop by, but there are also many hidden gems that are more than worth a visit when it comes to exploring the world of craft beer. 

Is this the definitive list? Certainly not, but these 20 places would certainly quench the thirst of any craft beer enthusiast! 

<p>A staple among all craft beer drinkers, Samuel Adams continues to evolve with the times while also keeping true to the brews that put them on the map. Its main brewery is still located in Boston. In addition, there is a second taproom in the heart of the city as well as one in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its Boston Lager remains its most popular beer, while its seasonal releases like Cold Snap and Summer Ale lace the store shelves in winter and summer, respectively. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/ms_appeal_22_things_you_didnt_know_about_taco_bell_022924/s1__38290616'>Más appeal: 22 things you didn’t know about Taco Bell</a></p>

Samuel Adams Brewery

A staple among all craft beer drinkers, Samuel Adams continues to evolve with the times while also keeping true to the brews that put them on the map. Its main brewery is still located in Boston. In addition, there is a second taproom in the heart of the city as well as one in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its Boston Lager remains its most popular beer, while its seasonal releases like Cold Snap and Summer Ale lace the store shelves in winter and summer, respectively. 

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<p>How can you not include a stop at "America's Oldest Brewery" on your tour? The Pottsville, Pennsylvania production began in 1829, even lasting through the Prohibition Era. Fun fact: during that time, they produced beer that was 0.5% ABV, which didn't qualify as beer, which made it so that they could sell it. The history can be felt while taking the tour, and it's certainly worth it to learn about the intricacies of its facility, which has withstood the test of time. Yuengling also has a location in Tampa, Florida. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Yuengling Brewery

How can you not include a stop at "America's Oldest Brewery" on your tour? The Pottsville, Pennsylvania production began in 1829, even lasting through the Prohibition Era. Fun fact: during that time, they produced beer that was 0.5% ABV, which didn't qualify as beer, which made it so that they could sell it. The history can be felt while taking the tour, and it's certainly worth it to learn about the intricacies of its facility, which has withstood the test of time. Yuengling also has a location in Tampa, Florida. 

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<p>Its main production facility is situated in the heart of Milton, Delaware, but it also boasts a collection of taprooms and restaurants, including its signature Alehouses with locations in Maryland and Virginia. The craft brewery was acquired as part of a merger with the Boston Beer Company in 2019 but has continued to operate as usual, producing a wide range of experimental beers along with their spirits. The Milton Brewery features its iconic Steampunk Tree House, which is always an ideal spot for photos. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/be_prepared_with_these_must_have_items_for_your_familys_emergency_kit_030624/s1__36463991'>Be prepared with these must-have items for your family's emergency kit</a></p>

Dogfish Head Brewery

Its main production facility is situated in the heart of Milton, Delaware, but it also boasts a collection of taprooms and restaurants, including its signature Alehouses with locations in Maryland and Virginia. The craft brewery was acquired as part of a merger with the Boston Beer Company in 2019 but has continued to operate as usual, producing a wide range of experimental beers along with their spirits. The Milton Brewery features its iconic Steampunk Tree House, which is always an ideal spot for photos. 

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<p>This California-based brewery is among the most well-known in the country. If you're on the East Coast, fret not because they also have a taproom in North Carolina serving up their beers. The main production operates out of Chico, where the likes of its core brews, including Pale Ale and Torpedo, are produced. Both locations featured full-fledged kitchens and a wooden interior that created the perfect drinking environment. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Sierra Nevada Brewery

This California-based brewery is among the most well-known in the country. If you're on the East Coast, fret not because they also have a taproom in North Carolina serving up their beers. The main production operates out of Chico, where the likes of its core brews, including Pale Ale and Torpedo, are produced. Both locations featured full-fledged kitchens and a wooden interior that created the perfect drinking environment. 

<p>It's no secret that the New England area is ripe with pristine beer. Treehouse Brewing may sit atop the rest as evident in their highly-rated beer on unTappd. It's Gggreennn! is the top-rated New England IPA on the beer rating app, and fourth on that list also belongs to them with Aaalterr Ego. If you want to try their beer, the only catch is this: they don't distribute. That being said, all six of their locations are as picturesque as they come.  </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/15_essential_scenic_drives_in_the_united_states_022724/s1__39042302'>15 essential scenic drives in the United States</a></p>

Treehouse Brewing

It's no secret that the New England area is ripe with pristine beer. Treehouse Brewing may sit atop the rest as evident in their highly-rated beer on unTappd. It's Gggreennn! is the top-rated New England IPA on the beer rating app, and fourth on that list also belongs to them with Aaalterr Ego. If you want to try their beer, the only catch is this: they don't distribute. That being said, all six of their locations are as picturesque as they come.  

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<p>The largest brewery in Southern California certainly warrants recognition on this list. Along with their main facility, there are also eight other Stone locations throughout the country, including one in Richmond, Virginia. Their staples include Stone IPA and their Arrogant Bastarđ Ale. Their Escondido location boasts 36 taps while also proudly sourcing their ingredients from the local market. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Stone Brewing

The largest brewery in Southern California certainly warrants recognition on this list. Along with their main facility, there are also eight other Stone locations throughout the country, including one in Richmond, Virginia. Their staples include Stone IPA and their Arrogant Bastarđ Ale. Their Escondido location boasts 36 taps while also proudly sourcing their ingredients from the local market. 

<p>Their All Day IPA is among the top-selling craft beers in the country. Founders lay claim to being one of the biggest breweries in the state and infuse their Michigan heritage in all of their beers. Their Grand Rapids facility features all of their core beers along with plenty of taproom exclusives, which — along with their unique building that formerly was a trucking depot — makes Founders a must-visit when near the Great Lakes State. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/20_easy_ways_to_make_your_home_more_sustainable_030624/s1__35657762'>20 easy ways to make your home more sustainable</a></p>

Founders Brewing Company

Their All Day IPA is among the top-selling craft beers in the country. Founders lay claim to being one of the biggest breweries in the state and infuse their Michigan heritage in all of their beers. Their Grand Rapids facility features all of their core beers along with plenty of taproom exclusives, which — along with their unique building that formerly was a trucking depot — makes Founders a must-visit when near the Great Lakes State. 

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<p>Michigan is home to some major players in the beer scene, and Bell's is near the top of the list. Their flagship beers feature Two Hearted IPA, Hazy Hearted IPA, and their Oberon beers. Visitors can check out their two locations in the state, including where it all began in Kalamazoo. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Bell's Brewery

Michigan is home to some major players in the beer scene, and Bell's is near the top of the list. Their flagship beers feature Two Hearted IPA, Hazy Hearted IPA, and their Oberon beers. Visitors can check out their two locations in the state, including where it all began in Kalamazoo. 

<p>They have some main beers that are well-known, like the Troegenator Double Bock and their Perpetual IPA, but their seasonal and once-a-year-beers are where they really separate themselves. From Nimble Giant and Blizzard of Hops to the always-popular and oh-so-strong Mad Elf, which clocks in at 11%, Troegs Independent Brewing is a brewing mecca in the heart of Pennsylvania. Their brewery is also a stone's throw away from Hersheypark. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/the_21_best_beaches_on_the_west_coast_022724/s1__39136863'>The 21 best beaches on the West Coast</a></p>

Troegs Independent Brewing

They have some main beers that are well-known, like the Troegenator Double Bock and their Perpetual IPA, but their seasonal and once-a-year-beers are where they really separate themselves. From Nimble Giant and Blizzard of Hops to the always-popular and oh-so-strong Mad Elf, which clocks in at 11%, Troegs Independent Brewing is a brewing mecca in the heart of Pennsylvania. Their brewery is also a stone's throw away from Hersheypark. 

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<p>This Tampa business is Florida through and through. From its owners to the ingredients used, Cigar City embraces the Sunshine State with every opportunity. Its Jai Alai IPA is a staple down south, with citrus coming through in this 7.5% flagship. Other mainstays include the aptly named Florida Man Double IPA and the Maduro Brown Ale. Cigar City has three locations throughout the state, including one at the AMALIE Arena, home of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Cigar City Brewing

This Tampa business is Florida through and through. From its owners to the ingredients used, Cigar City embraces the Sunshine State with every opportunity. Its Jai Alai IPA is a staple down south, with citrus coming through in this 7.5% flagship. Other mainstays include the aptly named Florida Man Double IPA and the Maduro Brown Ale. Cigar City has three locations throughout the state, including one at the AMALIE Arena, home of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. 

<p>Situated in Portland, Maine, Allagash specializes in Belgian-inspired beers, none more so than its Allagash White. This was the first beer ever produced by Allagash and has been recognized with numerous awards, including nine gold medals across major events like the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. The brewery is perfectly suited for the New England region, and making a visit even more worthwhile is that it's located a little more than six miles from another brewing giant, Shipyard Brewing. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/25_fascinating_facts_about_your_favorite_burger_chains_022724/s1__24020836'>25 fascinating facts about your favorite burger chains</a></p>

Allagash Brewing Company

Situated in Portland, Maine, Allagash specializes in Belgian-inspired beers, none more so than its Allagash White. This was the first beer ever produced by Allagash and has been recognized with numerous awards, including nine gold medals across major events like the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. The brewery is perfectly suited for the New England region, and making a visit even more worthwhile is that it's located a little more than six miles from another brewing giant, Shipyard Brewing. 

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<p>Harpoon Brewery produces some unique beers, none of which fits this label more than its Dunkin series. This line includes the Dunkin Pumpkin, the Dunkin Boston Creme, and the Jelly Donut IPA. What's a better match made in heaven than two Boston icons like Harpoon and Dunkin? Their Boston facility is located right on the water in the Seaport District. They also have a building in Windsor, Vermont. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery produces some unique beers, none of which fits this label more than its Dunkin series. This line includes the Dunkin Pumpkin, the Dunkin Boston Creme, and the Jelly Donut IPA. What's a better match made in heaven than two Boston icons like Harpoon and Dunkin? Their Boston facility is located right on the water in the Seaport District. They also have a building in Windsor, Vermont. 

<p>The pictures alone make this worth a visit. Pelican Brewing Company might not have the name recognition that many others on this list do, but if there's one brewery that truly is worth a visit, it has to be this one. They boast four locations, including a beachfront property in Pacific City, Oregon, where pictures don't do justice. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/20_foods_drinks_from_important_historical_events_in_us_history_022724/s1__37612578'>20 foods & drinks from important historical events in U.S. history</a></p>

Pelican Brewing Company

The pictures alone make this worth a visit. Pelican Brewing Company might not have the name recognition that many others on this list do, but if there's one brewery that truly is worth a visit, it has to be this one. They boast four locations, including a beachfront property in Pacific City, Oregon, where pictures don't do justice. 

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<p>Southern Tier has become a national brand as its reach extends to 30-plus states. They were born in Lakewood, New York in the early 2000s and have since expanded to five locations across four states. If you're not strictly a beer drinker, this place checks off another box as they produce their own distilling line. The parent company, Craft Revolution LLC, has three other brands in its portfolio: Victory Brewing, Sixpoint Brewery, and Bold Rock Hard Cider. Most locations feature a collection of all these brands.  </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Southern Tier Brewing

Southern Tier has become a national brand as its reach extends to 30-plus states. They were born in Lakewood, New York in the early 2000s and have since expanded to five locations across four states. If you're not strictly a beer drinker, this place checks off another box as they produce their own distilling line. The parent company, Craft Revolution LLC, has three other brands in its portfolio: Victory Brewing, Sixpoint Brewery, and Bold Rock Hard Cider. Most locations feature a collection of all these brands.  

<p>Nestled in the confines of its namesake New York borough, Brooklyn Brewery has become not just a national brand but one that sees its beer in more than 30 countries. Its brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, is a James Beard award winner, which explains its tremendous success. Brooklyn isn't short of things to do and places to visit, but no trip to the area is complete for a beer lover without stopping by this taproom. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/the_20_best_non_breakfast_uses_for_eggs_022724/s1__32867285'>The 20 best non-breakfast uses for eggs</a></p>

Brooklyn Brewery

Nestled in the confines of its namesake New York borough, Brooklyn Brewery has become not just a national brand but one that sees its beer in more than 30 countries. Its brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, is a James Beard award winner, which explains its tremendous success. Brooklyn isn't short of things to do and places to visit, but no trip to the area is complete for a beer lover without stopping by this taproom. 

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<p>If you're wondering why this Ireland-based brewery is on the list, here's why: they have a beautiful brewery located on the outskirts of Baltimore. Guinness opened its American location in 2015, incorporating its 260-plus-year history into a state-of-the-art sprawling campus. Their classic beer is, of course, the star here, but there's also a line of experimental beers only found there. When visiting here, try to stop in when the weather is nice, as their outside area is filled with greenery, games, seating, and TVs. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

If you're wondering why this Ireland-based brewery is on the list, here's why: they have a beautiful brewery located on the outskirts of Baltimore. Guinness opened its American location in 2015, incorporating its 260-plus-year history into a state-of-the-art sprawling campus. Their classic beer is, of course, the star here, but there's also a line of experimental beers only found there. When visiting here, try to stop in when the weather is nice, as their outside area is filled with greenery, games, seating, and TVs. 

<p>The brewery behind beers like Fat Tire Classic Ale and Voodoo Ranger IPA, New Belgium has two major facilities in Colorado and North Carolina along with two other locations, including one in San Francisco. Their main property in Fort Collins, Colorado truly feels like a campus ripe with sprawling greenery. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/feeling_like_chicken_tonight_20_slow_cooker_chicken_recipes_022724/s1__37875139'>Feeling like chicken tonight? 20 slow cooker chicken recipes</a></p>

New Belgium Brewing Company

The brewery behind beers like Fat Tire Classic Ale and Voodoo Ranger IPA, New Belgium has two major facilities in Colorado and North Carolina along with two other locations, including one in San Francisco. Their main property in Fort Collins, Colorado truly feels like a campus ripe with sprawling greenery. 

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<p>New York is home to some impressive breweries, but this Cooperstown-based company may take the cake for having the coolest property. They were the first farmhouse brewery upon opening and feature a beautiful landscape that includes a disc golf course. Any baseball fan who makes the trip up to the Baseball Hall of Fame has to swing by this spot. Fans of <em>Game of Thrones</em> may also know this brewery because of its collection of exclusive ales themed after the hit HBO series. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Brewery Ommegang

New York is home to some impressive breweries, but this Cooperstown-based company may take the cake for having the coolest property. They were the first farmhouse brewery upon opening and feature a beautiful landscape that includes a disc golf course. Any baseball fan who makes the trip up to the Baseball Hall of Fame has to swing by this spot. Fans of Game of Thrones may also know this brewery because of its collection of exclusive ales themed after the hit HBO series. 

<p>Oskar Blues Brewery's signature beer is one many beer drinkers have had in their lifetime: Dale's Pale Ale. It has plenty of other beers worth a sip, including Mama's Little Yella Pils, Imperial Hazy Blues, and Tenfidy. The company has a pair of taprooms, one in North Carolina and one in Colorado. </p><p>You may also like: <a href='https://www.yardbarker.com/lifestyle/articles/20_beauty_and_skincare_hacks_that_actually_work_022724/s1__35260895'>20 beauty and skincare hacks that actually work</a></p>

Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues Brewery's signature beer is one many beer drinkers have had in their lifetime: Dale's Pale Ale. It has plenty of other beers worth a sip, including Mama's Little Yella Pils, Imperial Hazy Blues, and Tenfidy. The company has a pair of taprooms, one in North Carolina and one in Colorado. 

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<p>The Chicago-born brewery is recognized nationwide thanks in large part to its iconic goose head tap handles that can be found across bars. Their brewery oozes with an industrial vibe, creating the perfect environment for crushing their Hazy Beer Hug. </p><p><a href='https://www.msn.com/en-us/community/channel/vid-cj9pqbr0vn9in2b6ddcd8sfgpfq6x6utp44fssrv6mc2gtybw0us'>Did you enjoy this slideshow? Follow us on MSN to see more of our exclusive lifestyle content.</a></p>

Goose Island Beer Company

The Chicago-born brewery is recognized nationwide thanks in large part to its iconic goose head tap handles that can be found across bars. Their brewery oozes with an industrial vibe, creating the perfect environment for crushing their Hazy Beer Hug. 

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