Belgian Beer Weekend

There are few places as legendary in Belgium as the Grand Place (Grote Markt) in the heart of Brussels. Now imagine the gigantic square filled with beer lovers and lots of stands where you can taste and drink Belgian beer. Can life be better than this?

The Belgian Beer Weekend is all about showcasing the variety of beers that Belgium has to offer. Brewers from different regions come together to present their finest creations, allowing visitors to taste and appreciate the craftsmanship behind each brew. It’s a celebration of Belgian beer culture and a chance for people to explore and discover new flavors.

If you come to Brussels for the Belgian Beer Weekend, you can look forward to:

  1. Taste a Variety of Beers: The festival offers a chance to sample a wide range of Belgian beers, from fruity lambics to rich Trappist ales. Visitors can purchase tasting tickets and explore the diverse flavors that Belgian breweries have perfected over the years.
  2. Learn About Brewing: For those interested in the art of brewing, the Belgian Beer Weekend often features educational sessions and demonstrations. Brewers share their knowledge, explaining the ingredients and processes that make Belgian beers unique.
  3. Enjoy Belgian Cuisine: The festival is not just about beer; it’s also an opportunity to savor Belgian cuisine. Visitors can indulge in delicious food pairings that complement the various beer styles, enhancing the overall tasting experience.
  4. Live Entertainment: To add to the festive atmosphere, there’s often live music and entertainment. It’s a chance for visitors to relax, enjoy the company of fellow beer enthusiasts, and immerse themselves in the lively ambiance of the event.
  5. Purchase Souvenirs: Many breweries have stalls where visitors can buy their favorite beers or unique Belgian beer-related souvenirs. It’s a great way to take a piece of the Belgian beer culture home with you.

What are you waiting for? Get ready to enjoy the upcoming Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels.

Belgian Beer Weekend 2023

Dates: September 9-10
Location: Grote Markt

A short history of the festival.

It all began in 1999 when the Belgian Brewers Guild decided to create a special event to celebrate the unique and delicious beers made in Belgium. As you already know, Belgium is famous for its many different kinds of beer, and the festival aimed to bring people together to enjoy and appreciate this rich beer culture. The first edition of the festival took place in the beautiful Grand Place, and it has remained on this fantastic location since then.

Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity, attracting beer lovers from all around the world. It became an annual tradition, eagerly awaited by locals and visitors alike. The event showcases the craftsmanship of Belgian brewers who take pride in creating beers with diverse and interesting flavors.

Who will broadacst FiFA 2014 in Belgium, and how to watch it online?

That is a very good question. As you might know Belgium is a nation with two official languages, and so there are two channels that will broadcast from the World Cup. One of the channels is RTBF and the other channel is VRT. You will for sure be able to watch at least one of these in your hotel room, so that should be no problem. If not, just leave the hotel and find a pub and drink so Belgian beer, and you will be able to watch the matches all across Brussels.

If you would rather watch the FIFA 2014 World Cup online, then you can do so either at the websites of the TV channels. You will need a Belgian IP address to watch those streams, but if you prefer an English commentator, then you can watch the World Cup online on both ITV and BBC in the UK using a VPN provider. Read more about watching the World Cup online on ITV and BBC from abroad in the linked articles.

And if you have some spartetime in between the different matches, why not join in on a Brussels Beer Tour?

By the way, Belgium will play against Algerie on June 17th, face Russia on June 22nd and then South Korea on June 26th. Hopefully that will not be the last match for Belgium during the World Cup. For further schedule, visit

Taste eight Belgian beers at Brussels beer tasting tour

Beer BrusselWe have just added a new activity here in our Brussels Guide. Many visitors come to Brussels to enjoy life and to relax, and one of the best ways of relaxing is to drink a cold beer in the sun. But, why leave Brussels without getting some deeper insight on the subject of Belgian beers?

Come join in on the Brussels Beer tasting tour where you will get to taste eight of the most famous Belgian beers, visit a brewery and get some real delightful insight on the subject of Belgian beers.

If this sounds interesting to you and your travel mates, read more about the activity on this site.