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Cantillon Brewery, Brussels

Brewery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Try a family recipe for Iambic brews at Cantillon Brewery, where beer has been brewed since 1900. The family-owned brewery has made beer the same way since the early 20th century, except for the addition of organic ingredients in 1999. The lambic is Belgium's specialty beer, which uses uncontrolled fermentation from local yeast varieties. The beverage that this creates sometimes looks foggy and has a sweet, smooth flavor. Learn how three types of lambic are brewed: kriek, faro, and gueuze. Taste one, or all, after a brewery tour. Individual tours are available at any time throughout the day, and the small admission fee includes a free glass of beer. Additional glasses of beer cost a few extra euros. Make Cantillon Brewery a part of your Brussels vacation plans using our Brussels online holiday planner.
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  • While traveling in Belgium, we wanted to visit a brewery with history + character over a touristy spot. I was not well versed on authentic lambic beer and while I may not be the biggest fan, it was....  more »
  • Amazing brewery with equipment still in use since it first opened over 100 years ago. You will still see original family members (5th generation I believe) running around working. There are so many...  more »
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  • Great place to go if you are interested in beer. The brewery uses spontaneous fermentation and the brewery tour is much different than any typical brewery. The brewery is a living organism - the walls, roof etc provide the bacteria and yeast needed for the beer. The upstairs bar was very-very crowded. There is also a swag shop.
  • Great tour given at a home of wild Yeast!!! 1 hour long with beer tasting at the end for €9. Self guided tours available at a cheaper price of €7.50. Not sure if that included a beer at the end. Definitely worth a visit for any beer fan.
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