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Cantillon Brewery

Rue Gheude 56 | 1070 Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
32 2 521.49.28
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Ranked #11 of 73 Activities in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueze, Faro and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were interested in visiting Cantillon because it is one of the only functioning breweries in Brussels, with a 114 year history. But it was quite a trek on foot to get there from the city center, and not exactly in the best area. When we finally found the place we thought it was closed due to the desolate exterior.... More

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Cantillon is legendary, and a must-see for anyone who loves brewing and/or this style of beer. The tour itself was just OK...it's self-guided and not super informative, but if you research the history of this brewery before you go, you'll be alright. You are walking through the actual brewery, so you frequently encounter employees, etc. The tour ends with free... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A great self-guided brewery tour with wonderful beers on tap! You get samples with the tour and can purchase beer to drink there or to take home. I had lots of great Belgium beers while in Brussels but this brewery was my favorite!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lambics are an experience, and if you haven't had one then you are missing out. I did the self-guided tour, which takes you through their brewery showing off some really old gear that they are using to brew (some of it is more that 100 years old!). The location just *smells* of fermentation and it's lovely! The staff are alright,... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A little outside of Brussels. There are so few spontaneous fermenting breweries still around, such a worthwhile trip. You get to sample beers and can stay and continue to drink as long as you want! We were there for the Kriek season and it was great. Plus, you'll never be able to purchase these beers for a better price --... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The brewery is located in the city of Brussels, so it is very easy to get to from the gare du midi train station. The brewery itself is very welcoming and has a cute tasting area. The tours are self guided however which I did not like as I was by myself and no one else was taking the tour.... More

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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Cantillon is a little family brewery where you can find out how lambic beers are brewed, taste variety of their products and buy beer and beer-related souvenirs. With bunch of my friends we visited the brewery in August and spend there more than one hour. The ticket is EUR 7, beer tasting included. Be prepared that beer offered in Cantillon... More

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Horley, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Took my husband here recently whilst based in Brussels (my second visit in 18 months!). A little off the beaten track, but well worth a visit. The tour starts with a 10-15 minute introduction given by one of the knowledgeable staff, then you self-tour the brewery by following the numbers in the leaflet you get with your ticket. You can... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great to see the whole process and our guide was very informative. The beer is an acquired taste but I liked it and took some home. Well worth a visit.

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Weiden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a great experience. I've read a lot about lambic/geuze beers, but seeing the process in person, in one of the oldest breweries that still utilizes the traditional style of brewing is simply amazing. For about 7-8 Euros per person, you get free roam of the actual, working brewery for a self-guided walking tour of the place with an informative... More

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