Our heritage is a delight for all the senses. It even thrills our taste buds: the Belgian beer culture is recognised by world heritage status. Here, beer is so much more than just a drink. It is a piece of culture, a source of pride, inextricably linked with our identity.
You can taste that in the more than 1,500 beers that our country has to offer. Each of them has its own colour, flavour and traditional production method. There are the Trappist and abbey beers, the white beers and saisons, brut and specialty Belgian beers, fruit beers, cherry beers and gueuze. And that is just the frothy tip of the iceberg. Today’s brewers passionately combine this centuries-old tradition with new ingredients, recipes, styles and methods.
You can discover this wealth in our so-called brown cafes, among other places. These are the convivial and authentic pubs that breathe the Belgian beer culture. You can enjoy a delicious glass and company there. Want to brush up on your knowledge of our beers? Belgian Beer World, ‘the world’s largest interactive beer experience centre in the Brussels Stock Exchange building, tells you many stories.