Antwerp Beer Tour
The second city of Belgium and home to the biggest port in the country, Antwerp is perhaps the worldâ€™s beer culture capital.
Itâ€™s certainly the diamond capital of the world, among other claims to fame! The diamond industry plays an important role in the economy of the
city, as it has done throughout its history.
Today, the city also has a reputation for art and fashion. Antwerp has everything a traveller could wish for in a European city â€“ world class museums and
art, beautiful architecture, great food (Antwerpâ€™s delicious cuisine) and great drinks! Antwerp offers local micro-breweries and authentic Trappist beer-tasting rooms.
There are more of these in some of the more provincial parts of Flanders. However, the Westmalle Trappist brewery is in the province of Antwerp itself. And as the capital of the Flanders region, Antwerp does serve as the showcase forÂ allÂ thatâ€™s best and most eclectic across the entire range of Belgiumâ€™s wonderfully diverse beer universe. Maybe this is because the region is such a melting pot of diverse beer tastes, lying as it does at the crossroads of Holland, France, and Germany. Or maybe itâ€™s something to do with this port cityâ€™s need for thirst-quenching beverages â€“ for its hard-working dockworkers! Most likely itâ€™s because Antwerpers just know a good thing when they taste one.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Â Itâ€™s no coincidence that new beers frequently crop up for tasting!
Antwerp is, after all,Â theÂ beer destination â€“ and beer is also gaining
popularity worldwide. Beers like Bosbier, Korsakov, Gageleer, Kamil, â€™t Lekske, IQ, Cabardouche, De Hopjutters and Seefbier â€“ to name a few â€“ were recently launched in Antwerp.
Yes, beer is trendy â€“ and trending! In addition to all the new beers, attention is once again being paid to beers that have been undeservedly
ignored. For example, Saison Dupont. Today everyone knows it, but 5 years ago it was unknown, even though the brewery has existed for four
The beer trend ensures that niche beers with a very distinct flavour are able to capture a place on the beer menu. And thatâ€™s good news.
More and more ultra-hoppy beers and heavy stouts are emerging. Until recently, stout was as good as dead. Now itâ€™s back and in different
variants, with alcohol percentages ranging from a mild four to a sturdy twelve percent.
New beer brands dare to push the boundaries of flavour. Gageleer, for example. A beer that is noticeably flavoured â€“ with bog myrtle, which was very popular in the Middle Ages.
Our expert beer guide will further unravel the secrets of beer with you, by taking you on a beer and genever gin tasting experience, paired with local snacks like Belgian cheeses, frites with mayonnaise and other taste delights.Â Â
- Â Selection of 6 local beers of Antwerp
- Â Additional snacks: frites with mayonnaise, chocolate, Belgian cheesesÂ Â
- Â Professional belgian tour guide
- Â Visit the most local and authentic Antwerp barsÂ Â
- Â See the major sights: Our Lady Cathedral, Market Square, Steen CastleÂ Â Â Â Â
- Geneva Gin Tasting
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event