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Cantillon Brewery

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Address: Rue Gheude 56, Brussels 1070, Belgium
Phone Number: 32025214928
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where...

Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueuze and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the Brussels museum of the Gueuze. Open from Monday till Saturday, except on Wednesday, from 10:00AM. Last entrance at 04:00PM (we close at 05:00PM)

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Not everybody will like the beer. If you're not into sour take a Kriek (which still is very different than the sweetened stuff you see elsewhere). But nothing shows Brussels beer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not everybody will like the beer. If you're not into sour take a Kriek (which still is very different than the sweetened stuff you see elsewhere). But nothing shows Brussels beer tradition more than this 4th generation family owned place. Check their website for public brewing days, they do those once or twice per year, but you can also visit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the home of one of the best beers in the world. Every beer lover should visit here at least once in their life. The Brewery tour is very informative and you get to taste some of their premium lambic beer.

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Thank Dr_D_Kim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy beer this is a great stop! My sister and I went on the tour yesterday. Which lasted about 45 minutes, it was a self guided tour that was done very nicely. Coming from Wisconsin beer is nothing new to us, but it was really cool to learn the process of how this beer was made. The taste... More 

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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Visiting this brewery is required for anyone calling themselves a beer lover. The self-guided tour (introduced by the staff) is sent off in small groups with a detailed information booklet. For 7€ the tour ends with two hearty samples of lambics. The first one was an 18 month old gueuze - the second was choice of their rosé de gambrinus... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The brewery was founded in 1900 by Paul Cantillon and is, to this day, still owned by the family. Here they brew authentic, traditional Lambic and Gueuze, (which can be recognised by their sour taste.) When the brewery was founded, there were more than a hundred similar breweries in the Brussels area, but after the Second World War the taste... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a place for the beer geeks in Brussels. I'm not talking people who just enjoy beer, but folks who find the history & beer-making totally interesting. Now i love Belgian beer as it's the reason I made the trip and I knew that the Gueze might not be up my alley, but had to go. The tour is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is s really interesting place to visit if you'd like to know more about how beer is produced. The tour provides a detailed explanation of the process; and staff and welcome to answer any questions.

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Thank Mike P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

If you are a fan of Cantillon, you must come here. The place is unassuming, everyone is helpful and the prices are low. The to-go bottle selection is lacking, but the on premise selection is amazing. We had two bottles of D'Aunis and enjoyed our time very much. C'est Bon!

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Thank Jennifer H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Sorry, this brewery brews only sour beers. Relaxed brewery, and almost every day open dor visits. A tour starts with a short explanation and after that you can freely walk trough the brewery. The tour ends with a smaal tasting session, wich can be extended with beers from the brewery (additional cost) Shirts, posters, beers and other Cantillon related objects... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I was pretty excited to visit here and it didn't disappoint. It's a small place, but it's very authentic. All of the equipment they use is very old and traditional. You do a self guided tour and then a tasting of unblended lambic followed by your choice of blended lambic. The gueuze I had was to die for. The staff... More 

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