When most people think of breweries located in the village of Beersel, just 10km outside of Brussels, their first thoughts run towards the 3 Fonteinen brewery. But this is not the only lambic brewer in Beersel. You can also take advantage of a visit to Beersel’s other lambic brewer, Oud Beersel.
Oud Beersel has been brewing beer since 1882, and is one of the last remaining authentic lambic breweries. Oud Beersel produces an Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek, and Framboise in the traditional lambic style, as well as the popular Bersalis Tripel and Bersalis Kadet top fermented beers. They also produce Oud Kriekske, a liqueur based on their Oude Kriek.
Visits to the Oud Beersel Brewery can be arranged at any time by contacting the organization De Geuzen van Oud Beersel. But if you’re not able to make an appointment, the brewery is open to the public on the first Saturday of every month, offering tours in Dutch (11 am and 12:30 pm) and English (12:30 pm and 2:00 pm) and a talking bar. The tour will give you a unique opportunity to visit the brewery museum, as well as giving you an opportunity to try and purchase beers right at the source.
Oud Beersel Brewery is located 1.5 km from the 3 Fonteinen brewery, and only 1.8 km from the Station Beersel if you are visiting by train from Brussels.
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