Belgium

Belgian craft beer is famous throughout the world, and with good reason. With a history stretching back to at least the 12th century, and enriched with the efforts of 19th century Trappist breweries, Belgium is the ideal place for a tasting tour of some of the best beers known to humankind. Educate yourself and enjoy a delightful drink in the process.

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30
/ Person
Brussels, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
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Beer in Belgium varies from pale lager via the amber of special and lambic beer, red ofFlemish red, to black of Scotch and Stout beers. There are approximately 180 breweries in the ... morecountry,[1] ranging from international giants to microbreweries.[2] In 2016, UNESCO inscribed Belgian beer culture on their list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity,[3] noting that:[4]

beer culture in Belgium combines know-how concerning nature, social practices and craft skills that constitute an integral part of daily and festive life. Regularly shared between practitioners, knowledge and skills are transmitted from masters to apprentices in breweries but also within families, in public spaces and through formal education. Beer culture in Belgium contributes to the economic and social viability at local level and the constitution of the social identity and continuity of its bearers and practitioners, who promote responsible production and consumption.
A list of Belgian beers compiled by a team of experts and published as a book by Stichting Kunstboek in 2015 listed nearly 1600 different beers. [5]

On average, Belgians drink 84 litres of beer each year, down from around 200 each year in 1900.[6] Most beers are bought or served in bottles, rather than cans, and almost every style of beer has its own particular, uniquely shaped glass or other drinking-vessel.[7] Using the correct glass is considered to improve its flavor.
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75
/ Person
Brussels, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
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Beer and Chocolate: A match made in Belgium! It’s hard to meet a more authentic Belgian than Werner. His two biggest passions are chocolate and beer. He has found a way to fuse Belgium’s ... moremost famous products into interesting chocolate and beer pairing tastings. Werner has truly found a hole in the market. His years of experience as a as a chocolatier for the world famous Callebaut Belgian Fine Chocolate and his knowledge of beer as a beer sommelier make him an expert in both fields.

Werner's philosophies: Craftmanship is an art. Passion is everything.

Beer and chocolate have a lot more in common than you would think! If you think of beers like porter and stout, they both have that chocolate aroma, just from the combination of malt, yeast and hops. The similarity of beer and chocolate lies within their complexity, in their flavours but also in production and the ingredients.

Werner has found out that you can perfectly pair artisan beers and fine chocolate pralines, providing a delicate flavour harmony. Or even more interesting: find contrasting flavours in beer and chocolate to strengthen both their subtleties. 

After a lot of research, Werner now organises interesting beer and chocolate tastings all over Belgium. His knowledge and expertise in beer and chocolate is impressive!
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30
75
/ Person
Belgium
Duration:
2,5 H
Beer and Chocolate: A match made in Belgium! Looking for something different than your typical beer tasting tour ... then you are in the right place! Werner offers unique historical ... moreand fun beer walks in various different cities and regions around Belgium. Werner offers guided culinary walking tours through Belgium's historical cities, focusing on his two passions: chocolate and beer. Werner can craft a tailor made tour focusing on either beer and/or chocolate. On your tour you'll be sure to visit authentic beer pubs, breweries and artisan chocolate crafters.

Using anecdotes, Werner plays out the touristic features and at the same time, brings tour participants to authentic pubs where they can taste special local Belgian beer, possibly combined with a chocolate praline. This is not the typical tourist trap walking tour! Tailor made tours are available in all Belgian cities.

A little more about Werner: It’s hard to meet a more authentic Belgian. His two biggest passions are chocolate and beer. He has found a way to fuse Belgium’s most famous products into interesting chocolate and beer pairing tastings. Werner has truly found a hole in the market. His years of experience as a as a chocolatier for the world famous Callebaut Belgian Fine Chocolate and his knowledge of beer as a beer sommelier make him an expert in both fields.

Werner's philosophies: Craftmanship is an art. Passion is everything.

Beer and chocolate have a lot more in common than you would think! If you think of beers like porter and stout, they both have that chocolate aroma, just from the combination of malt, yeast and hops. The similarity of beer and chocolate lies within their complexity, in their flavours but also in production and the ingredients.

Werner has found out that you can perfectly pair artisan beers and fine chocolate pralines, providing a delicate flavour harmony. Or even more interesting: find contrasting flavours in beer and chocolate to strengthen both their subtleties.

After a lot of research, Werner now organises interesting beer and chocolate tastings all over Belgium. His knowledge and expertise in beer and chocolate is impressive!
$
30
75
/ Person
Brussels, Belgium
Duration:
2,5 H
A fun and interactive Belgian beer tasting workshop that plays with your senses! In different rounds you will get to find tasting beer is something you do with all your senses: sight, ... moresound, smell, touch and of course, taste! This beer tasting workshop is a feast for the senses with professional explanations by expert beer sommelier Werner.

For sure, at the end of this workshop you'll never look at beer in the same way again!

A little more about Werner: It’s hard to meet a more authentic Belgian. His two biggest passions are chocolate and beer. He has found a way to fuse Belgium’s most famous products into interesting chocolate and beer pairing tastings. Werner has truly found a hole in the market. His years of experience as a as a chocolatier for the world famous Callebaut Belgian Fine Chocolate and his knowledge of beer as a beer sommelier make him an expert in both fields.

Werner's philosophies: Craftmanship is an art. Passion is everything.

After a lot of research, Werner now organises interesting beer and chocolate tastings all over Belgium. His knowledge and expertise in beer and chocolate is impressive!
$
30
75
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Belguim isn't not only about its beers. Have you ever been curious about the world of cocktails and mixology?! If so, then this is the cocktail workshop for you. This mixology workshop ... morewill immerse you in a mix of theory and practice, where you will first get a theoretical base on strong drinks and cocktail making. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and shake some cocktails yourself, with a helping hand from our qualified mixologists. This 2-hour cocktail workshop normally consists of 4 drinks. A cocktail workshop is great to combine with a dinner or a night out in Antwerp.
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30
75
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Interested in a wide range of tastings from whiskey to rum to gin. We can organize a completely personalized spirit tastings. We can also organize a cognac tasting or a daring tequila ... moreand mezcal tasting. For example, do you want to immerse yourself in a certain Scottish whiskey region, do you want a tasting that focuses on Japanese whiskey, or do you want to discover exclusive premium gins with matching tonics? A cocktail tasting where age-old cocktails are perfectly prepared and explained in detail is also possible. Every tasting is customizable to your liking and preference.

You will get a professional explanation of the history, origin, taste, and characteristics of the spirits of your choice. After the tasting, you will receive a personalized booklet containing the tasted spirits, followed by their main notes of taste. We also attach great importance to current and emerging trends.
$
30
75
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Rum is best known as the basis for various world-famous cocktails. Just think of the Daiquiri, Mojito, Mai Tai or Cuba Libre. Rum is less known as a spirit to taste on its own compared ... morewith whiskey or cognac. However, there are a lot of quality, matured rums that are equally good and usually better drunk alone than to be used in a cocktail. 

At the start of the rum tasting, we give a historical introduction about rum. Afterwards, the main rum-producing regions and the geographical diversity of rum will be discussed. Next, we discuss various distillation and preparation techniques that are used to produce rum and we look at the influence of this on taste. Terms such as rhum agricole, molasses, demerara or solera know no more secrets for you after the rum tasting. Afterwards, the rum tasting can really start and we start testing!

As with a whiskey tasting, our assortment can also be tailored to your rum tastings. For groups that have little or no knowledge of rum, we offer as a starter range of basic types of rum, so that you get a good overview of the extensive world of rums and the tasting will end with a classic rum cocktail. If you are already familiar with rum, the range will be adjusted and more exclusive rums will be discussed.

After the rum tasting, you have the opportunity to purchase the tasted rums. 

Cheers!
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30
75
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
It is pretty clear - gin is very hip these days. Everywhere new gin (tonic) creations are popping up. To get yourself familiar with the latest gin and tonic trends - a gin tasting ... moreis the easiest and best way to bring you up to speed. 

During your gin tasting, you will have the opportunity to taste 9 gins. A number of basic types of gin are tasted purely to distinguish the taste nuances. In addition, 3 gins are served with a matching tonics and accompanied with botanicals as the ideal method of preparing the perfect gin and tonic is explained.

At the start of the gin tasting, a historical introduction of gin is given. Thereafter distillation techniques and the different types of gin are discussed. Terms like distilled gin, London Dry gin and New Western Dry gin will now mean something to you after this gin tasting.

After the gin tasting, you have the opportunity to purchase the tasted gins and tonics. Additionally, a guide to making the perfect gin tonic by choosing the best corresponding tonic, garnishes, and botanicals will be distributed to all participants after your tasting.

Cheers!
$
30
75
/ Person
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Duration:
2 H
Whiskey, by far the most famous liquor, is drunk all over the world. Often whiskey is identified with Scotland. Not entirely unjustified, since this is the most drunk whiskey and also ... morein the supermarkets mainly Scotch whiskey can be found. A whiskey tasting can continue from 25 euros per person.

The world of whiskeys, however, goes far beyond Scotland alone. Countries like the US, Ireland, Canada and Japan also have a famous reputation when it comes to whiskey. In order to contain this multitude of whiskey types, whiskey tasting is an ideal activity.

The whiskey tasting will start off with a historical introduction of the spirit. Next, we discuss various distillation and preparation techniques used to produce whiskey and look at its influence on taste. Terms such as pot still, single malt, Speyside or Islay will no longer be a secret to you after this whiskey tasting. Afterwards, the whiskey tasting can really begin and the tasting starts.

The assortment of whiskey provided for this tasting can be tailor-made. For groups that have little or no knowledge of whiskey, we offer as an introductory package with an assortment of whiskeys from all over the world ranging from Scottish and Irish blended or single malt whisk(e)y's to American Rye's and Japanese whiskeys.

If the group already has knowledge of whiskey, you can decide for yourself what you want to include during the tasting. For example, you can opt to taste single malts from the Scottish Highlands. More specifically, only whiskeys from the Speyside region of at least 18 years old, a full range of Japanese whiskeys or a range of whiskeys from lesser-known regions such as India, South Africa or even Belgium. Combinations are also possible. In other words, the package is fully customizable to your wishes.

After the whiskey tasting, you have the opportunity to purchase the tasted bottles. There is also a menu book in which all these bottles are mentioned again with their main data and tasting notes.

Cheers!
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