Abijen (65) ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | June 21, 2016
Big industrial area situated in the countryside. Almost a village on it own. Took the tour and it was informative for people who dont know nothing of beer. And a lot about the history.
Beer tasting room was nice and so was the shop.
Called in during a quick road trip around Belgium. Located in a beautiful part of the country, all rolling hills, forests, country lanes and cute old villages. The warm weather and clear blue skies certainly helped. The Chouffe brewery stands overlooking a tavern and visitor centre which was about to reopen after lunch. As it was a quick stop we didn’t have time for the tour, which would’ve lasted 45 mins, plus 45 mins for a tasting. Good if you’re planning an afternoon here I guess. The tavern was closed so I could’t try any draft. Gift shop has all manner of Chouffe related merchandise - I got a book covering the history of the brewery. There is a nice pond between the gift shop and brewery, governed by loud honking geese which you can walk around and probably crack open a Chouffe if you wanted. Nice place.
While still very tourist focused, it’s not as bad as I feared at all and I like how they offer a restaurant, tour and also a shop, with generous opening hours. (Shop opens at 10h and taverne at 11h.) They only brew a couple of Chouffe name beers, but at least all are available. Even got a new tick. Nice area if you’re into hiking/nature walks. We’re not but still not a bad visit. Prices are high though, I find, since you buy at the source.
Had a brewery tou a few years ago. The tour was nothing special, but we had to travel between brewery, bottling room and a nice little pub where we could taste the beer.
brim (8) Tuart Hill, Australia | November 12, 2013
A nice bar in a nice area that straddles the line between naff and tasteless due to the gnome overload.
It is a great place to get your hands on the full Chouffe line but is a touch too touristy for my liking.
Service was decent.
We shared our first ever croque monsieur in Belgium and certainly should not have bothered. Not good.
All in all not bad but no need to return.