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Cantillon Brewery

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Address: Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 521.49.28
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where...
Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueze, Faro and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the Brussels museum of the Gueuze.
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Brilliant family run brewery - tour included

Must do if you appreciate beer and traditional brewing methods. The brewery has been in the same family for many generations and they have operated the same machinery for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Must do if you appreciate beer and traditional brewing methods. The brewery has been in the same family for many generations and they have operated the same machinery for decades to produce traditional Lambic beer (only available in Brussels). These guys are artisans. This is true craft beer (not brewed in a garage by a guy with a beard). I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Travelling with friends, it's not located in the best area and there isn't any visible signs that says it's 'open' so if you reach and find it and are within the list hours, make sure to open the door and not assume it's closed. 6€ self guided tour with a tasting at the end, the hosts tell a detailed history... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

So it isn't located in the best part of town, that was fine, it is close to the Midi Station so train or bus works. Or use a taxi. Don't let it deter you. You start with opening a big door and you enter what you can immediately tell is an old, producing lambic facility. Duh, I guess. It wasn't... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If you like sour, funky beers, this is the place for you, if not, stay away. For a few Euros you go on a self-guided tour with a small pamphlet and at the end of the tour you get two samples of their beer. They have lots of merchandise and beer for sale. The only downside is that some of... More 

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Atglen PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were visiting Brussels for a few days and beer was on our minds. Basic research indicated that Cantillon was the only brewery left in town, they made lambic the old fashioned way, they offered a tour, and they were within walking distance, so off we went upon arrival. First,do not be put off by the neighborhood in which it's... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First, to enjoy this place, you need to be a beer lover and like Lambic style beers, Gueuze. If not, you should not be here. The tour is self guided, and you walk through the brewery and the warehouse. It is original, aka, old. I appreciate that, no fancy modern building materials. But that is what gives the beer its... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visiting Cantillon was a highlight of our trip to Brussels. The tour is a self guided tour but what is really special here are the beers. You get a 2 small beers with the 7 euro cost of the tour but you are able to purchase some beers to drink there that are ONLY available there. They don't sell them... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This tour was self-guided and was situated in a very small brewery. Still, the fact that it brews lambics was remarkably interesting. It was about a 20 minute walk out of the center of Brussels in a warehouse. It is a small facility and is their only facility so it's very unique; it's much smaller than any craft brewery you... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Came here alone. This place brings you back in time. All of the brewery materials (mashers and whatnot) that they have are from 1936- you can see the stamps on them! Its so cool to see a trade and a practice that was so close to dying out, yet made it thru! It was fun to people watch- were are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

went a few times and did the tour once... 7 Euro and you do your own tour, after you get 2 free samples. 14 Euro bottles for stuff you can not find under 80 bucks US and 7 Euro glasses.

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