Belgian Beer

Brewery Westmalle - Antwerp

Belgian Beer culture

The combination of a beer tradition stretching back over centuries and the passion displayed by today’s brewers have made Belgium the home of exceptional beers. Beer has always been a vital part of Belgium’s history, gastronomy and social life. In 2016, the Belgian beer culture was even added to UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Rich traditions and exciting innovations

Famous for its extensive range of beer styles, Belgium boasts a brewing heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. Many of its top brewmasters still use the same recipes and brewing methods that have been passed down from one generation to the other. Westmalle, Duvel, Rodenbach, Rochefort, Delirium Tremens, Hoegaarden, La Chouffe, Orval, Karmeliet, Chimay, Boon, Westvleteren: these are just some of the world-renowned brands that became household names across the globe.

At the same time, a new wave of innovative craft brewers stood up. These brewers have been exploring new ingredients, recipes and brewing methods. They are adding new exciting vibes, keeping Belgium’s beer scene alive, kicking and future-proof.

Rosa Merckx (1924 - 2023) - first female head brewer

“You create beer like an artist would create a painting”

Culinary treats and Belgian Beer

Love of food and flavour is in a Fleming’s blood, and good taste is rooted in our DNA. In Flanders, food lovers taste flavors and dishes they can't find anywhere else, thanks to the variety in local products. We are living the good life.

Amuse Geuze

Belgian Beer World in Brussels

The worlds’ biggest interactive center about beer welcomes you in the historic Brussels Stock Exchange building. Learn more about the history of Belgian beer, explore a multitude of aromas and flavours and discover your personal taste profile. End your visit with a beer tasting on the stunning rooftop bar. The view of Brussels is breath-taking!

De Beurs

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