Where can you find the best beers?

You'll find the answer to that question in Belgium, of course! In fact, the history of Belgian beer dates back to the Middle Ages, with the creation of the Bruges Brewers' Guild in 1308. The Belgian brewing tradition spread widely thanks to the Treaty on Beer Manufacture in 1851. Belgium's beer culture is rich and varied, with a vast collection of beers ranging from popular lagers to lambics, trappists and other abbey beers. Today, over 200 breweries and more than 2,500 varieties of beer are available in Belgium. So, are you ready for a tasty trip to the land of beer?

Drink in moderation 😇

Top 10 Belgian beers 🍺

A top that may be (too) subjective for your taste? But here are the Belgian beers we recommend you try one day, the crème de la crème :

  • 🏆 La Chimay Bleue: a dark Trappist beer with fruity and caramel aromas and a long bitterness.

  • 🥈 La Duvel: a fruity, slightly peppery Belgian Ale that is both flavoursome and refreshing, with lemon and spice aromas.

  • 🥉 La Westmalle Tripel: Citrus notes and a touch of spice, well yeasted and bitter.

  • 🍺 La Chouffe: 8° golden beer with citrus and coriander notes, perfect for all seasons and famous for its dwarf.

  • 🍻 La Triple Karmeliet: Light beer with a centuries-old recipe using different cereals.

  • 🍺 La St Feuillien Triple: One of the best Belgian Triples, fruity and slightly bitter.

  • 🍻 La Pauwel Kwak: A mild and slightly bitter amber beer, famous for its traditional coachman's glass.

  • 🍺 La Gouden Carolus: A 9% vol. lager, it has sweet flavours and a few hints of caramel and spice. Voted best Triple in the world in 2012.

  • 🍻 L'Orval: An adventurous Trappist beer with Brett yeast that ensures different tastes every time.

  • 🍺 La Troubadour Westkust: Black IPA beer at 9.2% vol. with notes of vanilla and coffee.

Where to enjoy beers in Brussels?

  • 🏰 Delirium café Brussels: The famous, the most popular! It offers more than 2,000 beers, a pleasant musical atmosphere and friendly waiters.

  • 🍻 Le Moeder Lambic: A reference for purists, with a drastic selection of over fifty Belgian and international beers. Cosy place with a fine selection of lambics.

  • 🍺 Brasserie de La Senne - Zenne Bar: A brewery with a welcoming bar to enjoy beers and local culture.

  • 🍻 Le Poechenellekelder: Atypical atmosphere, expert beer waiters.

  • 🍺 L'Ermitage: A nanobrasserie with a bar also offering natural wines and gin and tonics in addition to beers.

  • 🍻 La Porte Noire: Medieval atmosphere, over 200 beers and around 60 whiskies.

  • 🍺 Brussels Beer Project - BBP Bailli: A bar offering 30 craft beers, fun events and delicious homemade pizzas.

  • 🍻 La Brasserie Cantillon: A traditional Belgian brewery and historic beer venue.

  • 🍺 Brasserie & Bar de la Mule: A brewery with a bar featuring a stage to enjoy live music while savouring craft beers.

  • 🍻 Brewdog: A Scottish brewery with a bar in Brussels, serving its own craft beers as well as other selected local beers.

  • 🍺 Nüetnigenough: Simple, traditional atmosphere offering generous Belgian dishes and a wonderful selection of beers by brewery.

  • 🍻 L'Amère à boire: Trendy landmark with over 150 special beers, showcasing original products from small breweries.

  • 🍺 Le Gist: New bar with a 100% craft selection and 18 beers on tap, offering an authentic and warm atmosphere.

  • 🍻 Le Daringman: Typically Brussels, this timeless bar offers a unique atmosphere with a small concert hall upstairs and a selection of simple but effective beers.

Belgium's emblematic breweries 🍻

Behind this wealth lie many breweries. Here is a list of some of the most emblematic Belgian breweries :

  • 🏰 Brasserie Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy in Rochefort: Rochefort 6, Rochefort 8, Rochefort 10.

  • 🍺 Brasserie AB Inbev in Jupille: Jupiler.

  • 🏰 AB Inbev brewery in Louvain: Stella Artois, Leffe.

  • 🍺 Brasserie Chimay: Chimay Triple, Chimay Rouge, Chimay Bleue, etc.

  • 🏰 Brasserie Cantillon in Brussels: 100% Bio, Gueuze, etc. Last artisan lambic producer in Brussels

  • 🍺 Brasserie d'Achouffe: La Chouffe, Mc Chouffe, Houblon Chouffe, etc.

  • 🏰 Brasserie de l'Abbaye du Val-Dieu: Val-Dieu Blonde, Val-Dieu Brune, Val-Dieu Triple

  • 🍺 Brasserie de la Senne: Jambe-de-Bois, Brusseleir, etc.

  • 🏰 Brasserie des Légendes: Goliath, Quintine, Hercule, etc.

  • 🍺 Brasserie d'Orval: Orval.

  • 🏰 Brasserie Dubuisson: Bush, Cuvée des Trolls, etc.

And many more!

Be careful, too much alcohol is dangerous for your health!

A beer and a game?

A beer and a game?

Or a game with a beer, it's up to you.

If you're celebrating an event such as an bachelor(ette) party, Coddy has two games for you to combine with the tasting of one (or more, but drink in moderation!) small beer in Brussels, Liège or many other cities!

  • Bachelor(ette) Challenge - Mates, Mess & Madness: Your mission? Save your friend's wedding! 💍 Your weapons? Your group of mates. 🤝 The problem? Your group of mates. 😰

  • Escape Hangover: A hangover and no memories. What the hell happened last night?!!!😰🍺