A Note from EBBC15 Partner, Belgian Tourist Office Brussels/Wallonia
Belgian Tourist Office Brussels Wallonia welcomes you all to Brussels for the upcoming European Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference.
Did you know that Brussels is doubling the number of working breweries in the city? Brussels is currently home to the Brasserie de la Senne and Cantillon, and there will be two more breweries in the city, opening soon. The En Stoemelings brewery has been up and running since July 4th. The Brussels Beer Project should have already begun brewing the several varieties of beer that they will be offering in mid-October. Both En Stoemelings and the Brussels Beer Project are very small breweries, but they are truly exciting additions to the already thriving beer scene in Brussels.
In Wallonia, the Southern part of Belgium, there is a great mix of breweries. On the one hand there are centuries-old breweries, including the Trappist breweries continuing to use the same historical recipes, and on the other hand there are many young, up-and-coming breweries just sinking their teeth into the commercial market.
Brasserie Dubuisson is the oldest, and one of the best, independently owned breweries in Wallonia. With many different delicious varieties to sip on, you can taste the importance of tradition at work in any one of their beers. Curtius is a new brewery based in Liege, but is selling its brews throughout Belgium. Having just celebrated its third birthday, Curtius is producing several different types of beer that you can taste on location at their bar, Brasserie C.
Brussels is an easy-to-reach destination and one that is cosmopolitan and also retains a “village-like” spirit. We look forward to hosting all beer bloggers and writers this week and weekend on their discovery of Brussels and beyond!