Even if you’ve never been to Belgium, odds are you’ve had a beer from there or a beer that’s a Belgian style. Luckily, many breweries have gotten pretty good at making their own Belgian styles, but if you’re in Brussels, you ought to try the originals, don’t ya think?
A great spot if you want to try beers from Belgium and surrounding countries, although they’ve got stuff all the way from California as well! Bottles and drafts rotate often, and the servers are helpful and knowledgable if you need help choosing!
Try: The Slaghmuylder Witkap III, or a server recommendation!
If you’re a beer nerd, you’ve probably heard of Cantillon. Maybe you’ve even tried it before. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a family owned brewery in Brussels specializing in (and claiming to be the first creator of) sour beers. Their original lambic is good, but I definitely prefer the Kriek (sour cherry) or framboise (raspberry) sours. 7 euros gets you a tour of the brewery and 2 tastings, or you can just buy a beer at the bar. They’re only open on certain days and minimal hours, so make sure you check ahead of time!
Try: Rose de Gambrinus (raspberry) and the Iris
Delirium and some of its variants can be found most places in the U.S. but it definitely tastes different on tap in Brussels (hint, it’s good). Aside from that, this cafe has the record for the most beers on tap in the world – almost 2,500! There’s various bars on different levels of the cafe, so stop in just for some Delirium or stay a while and try some others!
Try: Delirium Tremens
Like Belgian beer? What are your favorites? Cheers!
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More Brussels posts coming soon!