Category: Brussels and Wallonia

News about breweries in Brussels and Wallonia

  • A brew day at Brasserie/Brouwerij Taymans, Brussels “new” lambic brewery

    A brew day at Brasserie/Brouwerij Taymans, Brussels “new” lambic brewery

    Brussels has another yet another brewery, and it is a historic one. What is now Brasserie/Brouwerij Taymans first opened in the Jette neighborhood, to the northwest of the city center, in 1906, as Brasserie-Malterie Taymans. For the first five years of its existence, Taymans was a lambic blendery and maturation warehouse. It was located on…

  • La Corvée: a collaboration between Brasserie Cantillon and Domaine Stéphane Tissot

    La Corvée: a collaboration between Brasserie Cantillon and Domaine Stéphane Tissot

    The much-loved Brasserie Cantillon of Brussels is regarded as crafting some of the most interesting and delicious lambic beers in the world, and for good reason. Fourth generation brewmaster Jean Van Roy, son of Jean-Pierre Van Roy, likes to experiment, and the many delectable and highly sought after wine and grape-influenced beers produced by Cantillon…

  • Cantillon Quintessence 2022

    Cantillon Quintessence 2022

    Brasserie Cantillon of Brussels continues to be the world’s most beloved lambic brewery, and for good reason. Brewer Jean Van Roy has been producing an amazing and growing array of lambic beers for quite a few years, many of which are aged with wine and/or matured in former wine barrels. The pace of the releases…

  • Cantillon’s Zwanze Day in Brussels 2021

    Cantillon’s Zwanze Day in Brussels 2021

    Brasserie Cantillon’s Zwanze Day and beers have become well known to many beer lovers around the world, and the event has become so popular that many locations sell tickets to their events, and sell out weeks in advance. You could say it’s a very tough ticket to find at some bars. But, just what is…

  • An interview with Jean Van Roy, Brasserie Cantillon

    An interview with Jean Van Roy, Brasserie Cantillon

    In late August 2018, I interviewed Jean Van Roy, brewmaster and fifth generation owner of Brasserie Cantillon, which is perhaps the world’s most beloved lambic brewery. The interview took place just a couple of days after the third edition of the superb BXL Beer Festival in Brussels. I asked Jean about a wide variety of…

  • Bokke, Ebenezer’s Pub, and The Night of Great Thirst 2019

    Bokke, Ebenezer’s Pub, and The Night of Great Thirst 2019

    There are a number of lambic beer events across the world that every lambic lover should, no, must, have on their bucket list. One of these is “The Night of Great Thirst” which is organized by Yves and Kurt Panneels around the end of April or early May in even-numbered years. This event is held…

  • Brasserie Cantillon La Vie est Belge 2019

    Brasserie Cantillon La Vie est Belge 2019

    Brussels’ beloved Brasserie Cantillon is regarded as producing some of the most extraordinary lambic beers in the world, and for good reason. Fourth generation brewmaster Jean Van Roy, son of Jean-Pierre Van Roy, is not afraid to experiment, and the numerous highly sought after beers crafted by Cantillon demonstrate that Jean Van Roy does so…

  • Brasserie Cantillon Grand Cru Bruocsella 1983

    Brasserie Cantillon Grand Cru Bruocsella 1983

    Drinking aged lambic beers can be a great pleasure. As someone who is a huge fan of Belgium’s funky, dry, tart lambic brews, some of my life’s most memorable moments have been savoring such beers during a trip to “The Beer Country”, Belgium. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to savor a circa 1975 Cantillon…

  • Gueuzerie Tilquin and Toer de Geuze 2019

    Gueuzerie Tilquin and Toer de Geuze 2019

    As during every Toer de Geuze, Gueuzerie Tilquin will be a special place to visit for any lambic lover on May 4 and 5. Owner/Master Blender Pierre Tilquin and his team always put on a show, with tours of the blendery, many exclusive beers, several gourmet food options, and an overall great time. Here is…

  • An interview with Pierre Tilquin, owner and master blender of Gueuzerie Tilquin

    An interview with Pierre Tilquin, owner and master blender of Gueuzerie Tilquin

    As Gueuzerie Tilquin approaches its tenth anniversary this March, there can be no question that the esteemed lambic blendery has seen great success in its first decade. I paid a visit to Founder/Owner/Master Blender Pierre Tilquin in late August 2018, to catch up on how things are going, and to discuss the new beers that…