Tourism - Beers brewed with passion (beer tours)

Beers brewed with passion
Private Guided Beer Tours






We offer a selection of private guided beer/brewery tours out of Dinant.

Some examples:

A one day guided beer tour around Dinant.
09:00 We leave Dinant for a visit to the Abbey of Maredsous, founded in 1872 by Benedictine monks, where you get time to visit the abbey and church, or to walk in the picturesque valley of the Molignée. You also can opt to relax at the Saint-Joseph Center where you can taste the traditional specialities of the abbey: bread, cheese, beer and other local products.
We than move on to the Brasserie des Fagnes. In this single place are gathered: a brewery of the 18th-19th century, a modern brewery in activity and a vast tasting room where you will have the possibility to taste one of the beers brewed on the spot, as well as many local products.
13:00 From there, the tour will take us to the Brasserie du Bocq, founded in 1858, for a guided tour (starting at 14:00) followed by a glass of beer of your choice.
We will round off the excursion, via the Abbey of Leffe, by the visit of the Brasserie La Caracole at 16:00. We will have a guided tour of this picturesque artisanal brewery, followed by a tasting of 4 beers with character: Troublette, Saxo, Caracole and Nostradamus; all brewed on an old wood fire, just like the founders of the brewery did it in the 18th century.
We expect to be back in Dinant around 18:00.

Another example of a guided beer day tour out of Dinant:
the Trappist Abbey of Chimay (with tasting in the Poteaupré tavern), the Brasserie des Fagnes (visit, quick lunch & tasting) and the Brasserie du Bocq (guided tour starting at 17:00, followed by a tasting).

For a half day guided beer tour out of Dinant, we suggest:
leave Dinant at 12:00
guided visit and tasting at the Brasserie des Fagnes, where we also take a (quick) lunch
guided visit at the Trappist Abbey of Chimay and tasting at the Poteaupré tavern
back in Dinant around 17:00.

Another guided half day beer tour out of Dinant would be: leaving Dinant at 13:30 for a guided visit & tasting at the Brasserie du Bocq, followed by a guided visit & tasting at the Brasserie Caracole.
Expect to be back in Dinant around 17:00.
Available on Saturdays and Sundays only.



Another example: The three Trappist Abbeys in Wallonia, guided daytour out of Dinant:
We leave Dinant for the Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy Abbey in Rochefort, with tasting of their local trappist beer in town
We continue our tour to the Notre-Dame Abbey of Orval in Villers-Devant-Orval, with lunch and local trappist beer tasting in café "A l'Ange Gardien"
We travel (through France) to the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey in Chimay, with local trappist beer tasting in "L'Auberge de Poteaupré"
We return to Dinant, our point of departure.




We offer also The 6 Belgian Trappist guided beer tour in 3 days/2 nights out of Brussels:
Day 1 (Friday):
Meeting you in Brussels
Drive to Westmalle for lunch and tasting, see the abbey from the outside
Drive to Achel (Achelse Kluis) for visit and tasting
Drive to Dinant for the night
Day 2 (Saturday):
Drive to Rochefort: visit to part of the abbey and (lunch +) tasting in town (close to the abbey)
Drive to Orval: see the abbey from the outside (optional: visit the ruins of the old abbey) and tasting in L'Ange Gardien tavern
Drive back to Dinant for the (second) night
Day 3 (Sunday):
Leave Dinant
Drive to Chimay: visit to part of the abbey and tasting in the Auberge de Poteaupré (close to the abbey)
Drive to Westvleteren: see the abbey from the outside and (lunch +) beer tasting in In de Vrede tavern (just opposite the abbey)
Drive back to Brussels




For those interested, we also offer A four days Trappist (et alia) guided beer tour out of Dinant or Brussels - except otherwise arranged.
The idea is to have a basic tour spiced up to your liking with local sightseeings, visits to local breweries, ...
Monday (day 1):
Leave Brussels around 10:00 for the Sint-Sixtus Abbey of Westvleteren.
RateBeer (www.ratebeer.com) rated the Westvleteren 12 (XII) as best beer in the world, in 2012 and 2013.
Lunch and local trappist beer tasting in café "In de Vrede".
Proceed to Bruges (Brugge) where we stay for the night.
(Ideas: walking tour, beer sampling: Café 't Brugs Beertje offers about 300 different belgian beers to taste, ...)
Tuesday (day 2)
We leave Bruges for the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van het Heilig Hart Abbey of Westmalle
Lunch and local trappist beer tasting in "Café Trappisten".
From there, we proceed to the La Trappe - Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Abbey of Koningshoeven (The Netherlands).
Local trappist beer tasting, followed by dinner, in La Trappe or in closeby Tilburg where we stay for the night.
Wednesday (day 3)
We leave Tilburg for the Achelse Kluis - Sint Benedictus Abbey in Hamont-Achel
Local trappist beer tasting and lunch
We proceed to the Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy Abbey in Rochefort
Local trappist beer tasting and dinner in Rochefort where we stay for the night.
Thursday (day 4)
We leave Rochefort for the Notre-Dame Abbey of Orval in Villers-Devant-Orval
Lunch and local trappist beer tasting in café "A l'Ange Gardien"
We proceed from Orval (through France) to the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey in Chimay
Local trappist beer tasting in "L'Auberge de Poteaupré".
We leave Chimay and drive back to Dinant or Brussels.
End of the tour.


Another suggested guided beer day tour out of Brussels (or Dinant, of course) is:
- the Trappist Abbey of Rochefort, guided visit of part of the Abbey, followed by a beer tasting in town
- the Brasserie du Bocq, guided visit of the brewery, followed by a beer tasting (1 glass included in the admission fee)
- the Brasserie Caracole, guided visit, followed by a tasting (= small quantity) of 4 of their beers





All our tours are private tours: only you / your group will be on board.
Pricing is for the tour (not per person).

Kindly note that tours for individuals/small groups to the Brasserie Caracole are only possible on a Saturday or Sunday (Friday-Saturday-Sunday in July & August).




If you are looking for a guide only, check out www.private-tour-guide.be !



30 November 2016 - Beer Culture In Belgium Is Now Inscribed On The UNESCO Representative List Of The Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity
"Making and appreciating beer is part of the living heritage of a range of communities throughout Belgium. It plays a role in daily life, as well as festive occasions. Almost 1,500 types of beer are produced in the country using different fermentation methods. Since the 80s, craft beer has become especially popular. There are certain regions, which are known for their particular varieties while some Trappist communities have also been involved in beer production giving profits to charity. In addition, beer is used for cooking including in the creation of products like beer-washed cheese and, as in the case of wine, can be paired with foods to compliment flavours. Several organizations of brewers exist who work with communities on a broad level to advocate responsible beer consumption. Sustainable practice has also become part of the culture with recyclable packaging encouraged and new technologies to reduce water usage in production processes. Besides being transmitted in the home and social circles, knowledge and skills are also passed down by master brewers who run classes in breweries, specialized university courses that target those involved in the field and hospitality in general, public training programmes for entrepreneurs and small test breweries for amateur brewers."(http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/RL/beer-culture-in-belgium-01062)






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