15 breweries, over 100 beers

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Like beers?  You’re bound to find what you’re looking for in Picardy Wallonia. From blonde to dark, from amber to abbey beer, treat yourself to the Tournai, Gouyasse, Quintine, Cuvée des Trolls, St Martin, Moinette, Bush or Vapeur Cochonne…

1. Brasserie des Carrières – Basècles

Created in 2012, Brasserie des Carrières is currently the youngest brewery in Picardy Wallonia. Its owners focus their production on high fermentation free of additives. They focus on the cultivation of barley and hops in the immediate vicinity of the brewery: la Diole.

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2. Authentique Brasserie - Blaton

Launched a few years ago, Authentique Brasserie is one of the youngest breweries in the region. From a 20-litre brew, it has quickly risen to 200 litres and is still expanding. This micro-brewery tries to respect age-old know-how with local products. One of their specialties is a beer bottled with brown sugar!

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3. Brasserie et distillerie Caulier – Bon Secours

The Caulier family has founded its reputation on the sale of light beers. The brasserie and distillery today brew the Vieille Bon-Secours. Don’t miss the tavern on rue Sondeville, where you can enjoy a fine beer experience in an idyllic setting.

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4. Brasserie des Légendes (Site Quintine) - Ellezelles

This brewery established in 1985 in Ellezelles is one of the best known in the region. Brasserie des Légendes uses infusion, the oldest known method of brewing. Goliath, Gouyasse, Quintine, Ducassis, Saison Voisin, Ambiorix and Hercules are among the most popular beers. These bottles are still closed by hand using rustic porcelain stoppers and are arranged in wooden crates. The Brasserie also welcomes you to its tavern Le Chaudron des Légendes.

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5. Brasserie « La Frasnoise » - Frasnes-lez-Buissenal

In the shadow of Frasnes bell tower is the brasserie La Frasnoise. This old farm is today a traditional brewery where tastes and traditions are keywords for this family.  

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6. Brasserie du Val de Dendre - Lessines

The Brute is both hard and highly delicate. This high-fermentation blonde beer is brewed with wine from Champagne-Ardenne and Burgundy. Packaged in a bottle identical to that of Champagne, this original beer is also enjoyed in a flute!

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7. Brasserie de Brunehaut - Rongy

At Brunehaut brasserie, tradition and modernism are the under-girding feature of their abbey-brewed beers and their organic and regional beers. A dozen of these beverages are produced there, many of which have won awards national and international competitions.

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8. Brasserie des Légendes (Site Gouyasse) - Irchonwelz

The second location of Brasserie des Légendes is in Irchonwelz. Part of the brewing equipment dates from the end of the 19th century, and the other one from the 1930s. Their favorite beer is the Gouyasse, a “hearty” beer which is unfiltered and unpasteurised. Open only during the event “Les Bouffonneries à la brasserie” every year in May.

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9. Brasserie De Ranke - Mouscron

De Ranke brasserie only produced one beer originally: the Guldenberg. Thereafter, the small family took on five more beers: Père Noël (special year-end), XX Bitter (the bitterest beer in Belgium), Kriek De Ranke (natural and fruity), Cuvée De Ranke (cut with Lambic) and Noir de Dottignies (brown beer).  

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10. Brasserie Dubuisson - Pipaix

The oldest in Wallonia, Dubuisson brasserie has been owned by eight generations of brewers. Located in Pipaix, you’ll find the famous Bush there known throughout the country. A superb range of Bush beers are available: Bush Blonde, Bush de Noël, Bush ambrée, Pêche Mel Bush, and more. Its principal characteristic is that its alcohol level reaches 10 to 12 percent, as much as wine! Its little sister, Cuvée des Trolls, has received a well-deservedly high profile in recent years. Dishes with beer and local produce at the Troll & Bush tavern.   

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11. Brasserie à Vapeur - Pipaix

The only one of its kind in the world, Cuvelier brasserie is also the last of its kind. This is because a steam engine powers equipment to produce four sorts, from the Vapeur Cochonne to the Vapeur en Folie! These beers can be preserved and enhanced like wine: Keep them for 20 years and you’ll discover a new beer that’s as good as it was to begin with, if not better. Every last Saturday of the month, you are invited to watch the brewing process.

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12. Brasserie de Silly

For five generations, Brasserie de Silly has been producing exceptional beers: The highly popular Grisette is their best known emblem: Enghien (dark and blonde) and the Pink Killer, a white pink grapefruit variety, are also worth tasting. There’s nothing more refreshing in summer!

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13. Brasserie de Cazeau - Templeuve

Founded in 1753 in Templeuve, Cazeau brasserie offers five flavoursome original versions of the Tournay. You can soak up the pleasant smell of hops during a visit to the public pools.  

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14. Brasserie Dupont - Tourpes

Founded in the middle of the 19th century, Dupont brasserie specialises in the production of high-fermented beers. Their most famous beer is the Moinette. But beyond this reputation, a dozen varieties may be found there including several “organic” beers. You can also taste local breads and cheeses in situ.

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15. Brasserie Jean-tout-seul - Lessines

The old family farm of Pierre and Marielle has been redesigned in order to create their own beer: the Trompeuse. Its name is explained by the fact that its designers wanted to make a beer at 9°C which tasted like it was 6. On tasting this amber-streaked blonde ale, you’ll recognise the simplest, most natural aromas of a drink that’s free of additives.

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