The Half Moon is one of Bruges’s last family-owned working breweries and has operated on its present site near the Begijnhof since 1856. Today, it produces the famous Brugse Zot (Bruges Fools) and Straffe Hendrik, which averages around 14 percent alcohol; all can be sampled in the brewery’s own brasserie. If you’re an enthusiastic beer buff, the brewery tour is worth it for the detailed information about historical and modern brewing techniques; a bonus is you get to climb to the rooftop, which yields great city views. Otherwise, just get down to sampling some of the potent brews in the smart brasserie or on the pretty courtyard terrace.
Brouwerij De Halve Maan (Half Moon Brewery)
Our Rating Hours Guided tours last 45 minutes on the hour daily 11am–4pm and Sat 11am–5pm. Closed Jan 1 and Dec 25 Phone 050/444-222 Prices Tours 12€ adults, 6€ children Web site Brouwerij De Halve Maan (Half Moon Brewery)
MapWalplein 26 Bruges
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