The bars and beer-tasting tour
Beer is the star on this 2.5-hour tasting tour of some of Brussels’s most iconic bars. There are nearly 250 breweries in Belgium alone, including the official Trappist brewers (there are six in the country) whose beers have kept its old abbeys and monasteries running for centuries. Many of the capital’s bars are no less venerable. While a new era of brewing – moving away from the heavier Belgian ales or sour lambics of Brussels – is sweeping the country, the old favourites are still easily found. It’s a fascinating time in this age-old craft and one that you can explore by visiting a trio of Brussels’s historic beer bars and sampling their wares to see what all the fuss is about.