Programme

Guided tour

The many colours of beer

Brussels is bursting with colour, from its façades and painted walls to its trams. Bars and cafés are full of colour too: just think of the different hues of the beer on the table when we get together with others for a drink there! What will it be: a black stout, a golden blonde, a Flemish red, a pale wheat beer or a dark ale? Brewers – those talented craftspeople familiar with the secrets involved in making the beverage that has won Belgium international acclaim – have long experimented with malts, hops, yeasts and different casks to create beers as diverse in appearance as they are in flavour. But what gives beers their distinctive colours? Is colour as important to our choice of beer as we like to think? Come to the brewery En Stoemelings to learn all about beer, the ingredients used to make it, the secrets behind its production and, of course, its spectrum of colours.

In cooperation with Once in Brussels.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 10:30, 13:30 and 16:30 (French) and at 12:00 and 15:00 (Dutch) (duration: 1 hour).

Place: En Stoemelings brewery, Rue Dieudonné Lefèvre/Dieudonné Lefèvrestraat 37, Brussels-Laeken/Laken
Advance booking required at www.onceinbrussels.be (in the ‘Activities’ dropdown menu, select ‘Discoveries and lectures’ and click on ‘Heritage Days: The many colours of beer’ to book your place). Up to 20 people per tour. Tastings not included.
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57 Entrepôt - Stapelhuis
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88 Dieudonné Lefèvre