A visit to Leuven is not complete without paying a visit to one of its breweries.
Brewery Stella Artois
Stella Artois is part of the world's largest brewery concern, AB InBev, and is still firmly rooted in its home base of Leuven. Throughout the year, you can visit the brewery on Saturday and Sunday. During the guided tour, you walk between the brew kettles and find out all about the brewing process of the one and only Stella. The tour is concluded with a refreshing tasting session in the 'Den Thuis' bar.
Domus Brewery produces 3 specialty beers: Nostra Domus (amber), Con Domus (unfiltered lager), to be enjoyed throughout the year, and Nen Engel, an exquisite dark beer which is only brewed in winter. The guide will show you the entire brewing process and explain everything in great detail.
Brewery Hof Ten Dormaal (9 km from the centre of Leuven)
Father and son Janssens brew beer with home-grown barley and hops. They even generate their own energy by means of home-grown rapeseed. They gladly tell the story of beer, from the crops in the field to the finished product in the glass. They salvaged the entire interior of the attractive tasting room from a café destined for demolition.
Brewery De Vlier (9,5 km van Leuven centrum)
Brewery De Kroon (12,5 km van Leuven centrum)
Breweries in Flemish-Brabant
Met Leuven als bierhoofdstad is Vlaams-Brabant zeker en vast dé bierprovincie bij uitstek. De eeuwenoude brouwtraditie leeft er voort in een 30-tal brouwerijen, samen goed voor meer dan 250 lekkere streekbieren. Bezoek één van de brouwerijen tijdens je verblijf in Leuven.