De Halve Maan Brewery

De Halve Maan Brewery, Bruges: Hours, Address, De Halve Maan Brewery Reviews: 4.5/5

De Halve Maan Brewery
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Alex C
Lytham St Anne's, UK14 contributions
Feb 2020
If in Bruges this is a place that must be on your list of places to visit! They run a trip around the brewery, taking you through the history of the brewery as well as showing you their brewing process. This tour is not recommended for those who are less mobile, or afraid of heights! As the tour progresses you climb further and further up the stairs until ultimately you end up on the roof with a fabulous 360 degree view of Bruges - makes for a couple of fantastic panoramic photos! When the tour is finished you are taken back down to the brasserie and given a free drink of the unfiltered Brugse Zot beer, yum. They do allow children on the tour, although I wouldn't have taken my kids on this tour until they were at least aged 10 as it is a working brewery and a rooftop finale, and to be honest you'd be better taking them to the Frites Museum, much more fun for kids!
The brasserie downstairs is also excellent for food and reasonably priced for the amount of food served - you certainly don't leave hungry! Highly recommended is their Flemish Beef stew and their Chicken Vol Au Vent, both Flemish specialities and a must to try if you're visiting Bruges.
Written February 10, 2020
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Kevin P
Falls Church, VA177 contributions
Mar 2020
We registered for the XL tour, which was in English, and runs once a day. I'm not sure what the max capacity is for the tour, but ours only had 12 persons, which was a nice group size. Our tour guide Mark/Marc? was very knowledgeable as well as good humored, overall excellent. In addition to serving the group at the end he also sat down with the group for a drink and explained both the beers that were served as well as other brewery beers. One surprise was the rooftop deck which according to the guide is the 3rd highest public viewpoint in the city, affording outstanding 360 degree views of the city.

The tour finishes on the lower level in a tasting room which overlooks the canal. The end of tour beer samples were very generous and included Brugse Zot Blond and Dubbel and Straffe Hendrick Tripel and Quad. Well worth the time!
Written March 13, 2020
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MissWiggy88
7 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went for the XL tour they have each day at 2.15 pm. Our tour guide Alan was really knowledgeable and funny, the tour even takes you up onto the roof where there are good views of the city. There are a few tricky steps to climb up and down at some points but it's not too taxing. The tasters afterwards were brilliant, we had 3 different beers and loved them all! Well worth paying for the XL if you can.
Written March 15, 2020
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Jaap
Leiden, The Netherlands3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The tour was a disappointment for us. We were grouped together with over twenty people, and we were rushed trough the different rooms of the brewery with barely any time to have a look around or ask any questions. The information given by the guide was very general, and not necessarily accurate. All the different steps of the brewing process were left unclear, as were the details of what exactly defines the different beers styles the brewery offers. All in all the tour felt more as a touristic moneymaker for the brewery then an informative introduction to the brewery. Although this is advertised as a family-run brewery, the whole experience felt very corporate.
Written January 8, 2022
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martimizcoz
Ham, Belgium80 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
The tour is pretty informative and shows you the history of the brewery. The sights from the rooftop are breathtaking and the terrace bar is lovely to enjoy a cold beer. Also, in the restaurant they make a splendid stoofvlees.

However, the inside of the restaurant is too small,too hot and the menu is very limited. Also, in the tour they show you more the history of the brewery than the actual production of the beer...which only occupies the first 5 minutes of the tour.

In brief, is an interesting place to go to have a beer and enjoy, but is not a must-see
Written July 27, 2020
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jra3
Wisconsin759 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
This tour has about 200 steps on steep narrow stairs. With that said… about the tour: the tour took about 45 minutes and was largely of the old now unused part of the building that has been turned into a sort of museum. It was entertaining and well curated. You are offered one free pour from any of the draft beer selections after the tour. Since there are only two active breweries in Brugge it is worth the visit.

You will definitely learn about their beer pipeline. They literally built a 3.3km pipeline to move their fermented beer to a new packaging facility in the industrial area of the city.
Written September 8, 2021
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qwixrwp
Cape Town Central, South Africa60 contributions
Mar 2022 • Business
This was really enjoyable. Process not new but the presentation was great. Very interesting story as well as views and of course the beer is excellent. At €15 per person not cheap but that does include a beer valued at about €4. Well worth it I think
Written March 13, 2022
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Jodie N
45 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Don't worry, I don't have beef with this brewery - quite the opposite, in fact!

My boyfriend and I booked in for a 1pm tour on NYE roughly a month in advance. Our tour was made up of approximately 20 English speaking tourists and our tour guide, Jan, was fantastic: both informative and humourous in equal measure. An added bonus of the tour was going to the top of the building and looking out across the city. Even in the fog, it was beautiful to see the architecture of Bruges and all its steeples!

After the tour, we grabbed a table at the bar and settled in for our free beer. The beer was delicious - but not as delicious as the Flemish beef stew we ordered! The beef was tender, the sauce thick and hearty and the chips were crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside: perfect! Service was super fast, despite the busy nature of NYE.

I cannot recommend the brewery enough! Thank you to Jan for the tour!
Written January 1, 2020
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Florian254
Norddeutschland1,386 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
They have their nice local beer partly on tap partly in bottles. Nice taste but beware of the quadruple. The indoor seating has a bit of a factory atmosphere and gets pretty noisy.

We passed on the tour having seen some breweries already and rightly did so. Even in normal times it would be crowdy.
Written September 15, 2020
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twocreativetravelers
Moorsele, Belgium15 contributions
Oct 2020
Yesterday's brewery tour was the best tour of its kind that we have done. Our tour guide was a family member of the founder which added a lot of personal touch to the experience. She mentioned that not all tours can be done by the family, but current times make that more of a frequent occurrence. The tour itself guides you through the entire building, a bit of a cramped experience at times but oh so worth it. We learned about the company's history as well as a deeper understanding of the beer brewing process and how far it's come along throughout the years. The beer tasting that is usually provided was substituted with a bottle of beer to be consumed at home.

This brewery gained global notoriety due to its beer pipeline from the brewery to the bottling plant. The beer that is offered on site from the tap is unfiltered beer and apparently tastes even better than the bottled brew. Highly recommend to stop by, taste it for yourself and pick up some of their beer.
Written October 29, 2020
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