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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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A very interesting visit of a traditional brewery. There is no guide, but a free booklet which guides you trough the brewery. At the end you have the opportunity to taste two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I decided to visit this brewery as I'm a beer fan and enjoy the process of brewing beer myself, and the fact there are no other brewery tours in Brussels. Firstly, the tour is self guided which is incredibly boring as you are reading a leaflet. Secondly, the amount of tourists and people inside the small brewery doesn't make it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A very interesting visit of a traditional brewery. There is no guide, but a free booklet which guides you trough the brewery. At the end you have the opportunity to taste two different beers. Really worth the 6 euros entry fee!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'd recommend a short trip to Cantillon for anyone visiting Brussels - beer geek or not. This is a fantastic example of brewing history, maintaining traditional values and techniques. It's a great little place to explore alone or in a group, with the help of an informative pamphlet that explains each area of the brewery. I was lucky enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a must go for anyone in Brussels. A chance to see where some of the finest beers in the world are made and to sample them? Yes please!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I recently visited the Cantillon Brewery while in Brussels and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my visit. I'm a big fan of craft beer, and I've had the chance to visit many breweries across the US, but this one stood out for several reasons. Rather than following a guide, you're given a self touring pamphlet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Having done the tour a few year's ago, this time we popped in for a few drinks at lunch. There were tour groups going around so every 30 mins or so the tasting area was full for 10 mins and then empty apart from just us enjoying some fine lambics. Good choice available too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not going to lie, my experience was different from most that made it so interesting. First off you must go no matter the time of year. You get to walk through a beer factory, I mean right through the middle. It is not behind glass or with red tape, but rather under the equipment, through the storages, and getting touched... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As other reviewers have said, this is a hidden treasure. It's a unique attraction. The seven euro few (6 euro if you have the correct change) gives you an easy to follow/ highly informative self guide and two tastings. Staff are very friendly and there is a small gift shop/bar should you want to buy anymore of this distinctive product.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This gem is hidden in Brussels and offers a unique show to a beer traveler. I was traveling solo and was welcomed by the family members who took me trough the whole building showing in details the process to create Lambic beer. After the tour stop at the shope and take something home to savour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a great little diversion trip while we were in Brussels for a couple of days. The neighborhood is a bit out of the way and took us about a half hour to walk there from the Grand Place. The tour is self led with a very informative pamphlet. This is a real working brewery, so you may have... More 

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