The last lambic brewery still operating in Brussels is a family-run affair where organic lambic beers have been produced since 1900. This boutique brewery has built a thriving business in its quaintly old-fashioned premises, running self-guided tours of the traditional cooperage and brewing rooms, offering a bistro menu in the Carillon restaurant, and selling T-shirts alongside its 10 brews. Highly prized by beer buffs among these are Rosé de Gambrinus, flavored with raspberries, and the top-quality Grand Cru Bruocsella, which is matured for 3 years in oak casks. Despite the best attempts of one (now universally known) shockingly rude member of the staff, a visit here is both informative and entertaining. The location in Anderlecht is not great, however. Be prepared for some of the rougher elements of Brussels life to be on show.
Musée Bruxellois de la Gueuze (Museum of Gueuze Brewing)
Rue Gheude 56
Our Rating Hours Mon–Tues and Thurs–Sat 10am–5pm. Closed Jan 1, May 1, Nov 11, and Dec 25 Phone 02/521-4928 Prices Admission 7€ adults, 6€ ages 14–21; free for 13 and under; 9.50€ guided tour Web site Musée Bruxellois de la Gueuze (Museum of Gueuze Brewing)
MapRue Gheude 56 Brussels
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