Brewery Architecture Bike Tour
A bike ride through Brussels’ brewing story - past and present
Brussels brewing has experienced its ups and downs in the past two centuries - with booms following busts, and vice versa. But each generation of brewers has left their own mark on Brussels’ urban fabric. From the rural farm breweries on the city’s periphery, to the streetside neighbourhood breweries and industrial mastodons of the 19th century, and right up to the new generation of 21st century breweries - the history of Brussels beer is told by the buildings it has left behind.
In this bike tour through Brussels’ brewing past, we will dive into the city’s brewing history, charting its path from agricultural village to powerhouse of the industrial revolution, and through to the centre of Belgium’s thriving modern-day brewing revival.
We will explore the different brewery building typologies, discover the great brewing houses that built modern Brussels - and we might even have a couple of beers along the way.
Sunday 17 July 2022, 10am — 1pm
The tour will start at the old Brasserie Belle-Vue building, at Quai du Hainaut 41, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. We will conclude at Brussels Beer Project’s Port Sud brewery in Anderlecht - Quai de Biestebroeck 23.
The tour will take place by bike. If you do not have your own, you can rent a Villo! or the NMBS Blue Bike scheme at Brussels’ main train stations.
To keep the tour manageable, the tour will be limited to 10 participants.