The region is blessed with a number of (Trappist) Abbeys and other (micro)breweries.
Oh, and by the way, I’m homebrewer too …
Full Day Tours (A Few Examples)
#1 – Dinant – Abbey of Maredsous – Brasserie des Fagnes – Brasserie du Bocq (& Abbey of Leffe) OR Brasserie Caracole – Dinant
#2 – Dinant – Trappist Abbey of Chimay – Brasserie des Fagnes – Brasserie du Bocq – Dinant
#3 – Dinant – The Trappist Abbeys of Rochefort and Orval – Dinant
#4 – Dinant – Trappist Abbey of Rochefort – Brasserie du Bocq – (Abbey of Leffe) – Brasserie Caracole – Dinant
#5 – Dinant – Abbey of Maredsous – Brasserie des Fagnes – Trappist Abbey of Chimay – Dinant
#6 – Dinant – Trappist Abbey of Chimay – Brasserie des Fagnes – Brasserie Caracole – Dinant
Brasserie des Fagnes:
In this single place are gathered: a brewery of the 18th-19th century, a modern brewery in activity and a vast tasting room where you will have the possibility to taste one (or more) of the beers brewed on the spot, as well as many local products.
Guided visit & beer tasting.
Trappist Abbey of Chimay:
Guided visit to (part of) the Notre-Dame de Scourmont Abbey & trappist beer/cheese tasting in “L’Auberge de Poteaupré”
Brasserie du Bocq:
Family brewery founded in 1858.
Guided tour of the brewery, followed by a glass of beer.
The Brasserie Caracole is the last artisanal brewery that brews by means of wood-fired ovens. This unique brewery existed already in 1766 under the name of Brasserie Moussoux, then changed ownership and became Brasserie Lamotte in 1941, and was finally taken over in 1992 to become the Brasserie Caracole.
Guided visit of the brewery and sampling of four beers brewed there.
Abbey of Maredsous:
Abbey founded in 1872 by Benedictine monks, where we will visit (part of) the abbey and the church, and relax at the Saint-Joseph Visitors Center for an abbey beer/cheese tasting.
Abbey of Leffe:
Quick view from the outside.
Trappist Abbey of Rochefort:
Guided visit to (part of) the Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy Abbey, with beer tasting in town (Rochefort).
Trappist Abbey of Orval:
Guided visit to (part of) the Notre-Dame d’Orval Abbey, with beer tasting in café “A l’Ange Gardien”.