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Cantillon Brewery

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Address: Rue Gheude 56, Brussels, Belgium
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where...

Discover the fabulous family brewery of the Cantillon Brewery, where Lambic, Gueuze and Kriek have been made since 1900. Also home to the Brussels museum of the Gueuze. Open from Monday till Saturday, except on Wednesday, from 10:00AM. Last entrance at 04:00PM (we close at 05:00PM)

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Belgian classic!

Not flash but you get everything about Cantillon brewery. Self guided tour, 2 taster beers at end. You can go just to drink beer or go on tour. Very interesting tour well worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not flash but you get everything about Cantillon brewery. Self guided tour, 2 taster beers at end. You can go just to drink beer or go on tour. Very interesting tour well worth the visit. Quite a few American beer geeks there!

Thank Mark H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cantillon beers are among the best in Belgium. But I never knew you could visit the brewery. So glad I found out. The location seems strange now, in the very multi cultural area around the old Anderlecht slaughterhouse (great market there by the way!). But in the historic context it makes sense. It's like a relic from hundred years ago...... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the reviews here are just laughable. If you don't like Lambic beer why go to a place that only brews Lambic beers, and then slate it because you didn't like the beer? DUH! Like vegetarians going to a restaurant with STEAK HOUSE in huge letters above the door giving a poor review because they didn't want steaks. Brouwerij... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A self-guided tour which costs €7 and included two small sample. The brewery is compact but interesting. You can buy a reasonably priced bottle at the end, however I have visited twice and neither time been able to by the type of Cantillon I wanted-maybe turn up early if you are there for a particularly popular variety. The brewery is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my partner to Brussels for a surprise trip away for her birthday. Our fifth trip to Bristol, this time we stayed at the Pullman hotel at Midi station. Looking at what there was near the hotel, I discovered the Cantillon brewery was just a 5 minute walk - it had to be done! We arrived around lunch time to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Anyone that has a basic understanding of beer and the process of brewing will be captivated by a visit to Cantillon. It's one of the very few remaining spontaneous fermentation breweries left in Belgium and it produces a limited number of beers for the local market. The brewery is located in a back street quite close to Midi rail station... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This place takes their beers seriously, its like wine beer, real lambic, all natural, organic process. Loved it, the service was amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We love beer so this is a must go place to taste lambisque types of beer. It is the only brewery using this method in Brussels so the taste will be different but still pretty good. At the end they give a three small glasses to try.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Sure this place is off the beaten path and not in the nicest part of Brussels but you'd be doing yourself a disservice to not venture out a visit this old, authentic, charming brewery pumping out world class, highly sought after beer. This isn't a Coors Light tour, this is real hand crafted spontaneous beer but is still accessible for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

... in a fully functioning brew house where you get to guide yourself through the whole process and their work rooms, watching people work. Fascinating process, interesting historic product - lambing. You have to check it out. It's authentic and not cheesy touristy.

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