At the Brussels Gueuze Museum you will see the working brewery almost unchanged from 1900. You can view all the steps of lambic’s mysterious journey and perhaps even catch the brewer mixing or bottling the beer.
Beer is one of the best things about Belgium and that’s showing no disrespect to Belgium because the beers are out of this world! A style of beer particular to Brussels is lambic beer which is allowed to spontaneously ferment using wild yeast from the atmosphere; it has a distinctive sour taste.
The Cantillon Brewery is the last brewery left out of the 70-odd that once brewed lambic in Brussels. Its specialties include gueuze (a blend of one-and two-year-old lambics), kriek (lambic with cherries added) and framboise (lambic with raspberries).
The museum tour involves a brief introduction, then you are free to wander at your own pace around the brewery following the brewing process. A glass of the brewery’s beer is included in the ticket price.
The brewery is a five-minute walk from Gare Midi, even less from Clemenceau. If you’re in the mood for strolling it will take you about 30 minutes from Grand-Place.