Brouwerij Alvinne, De Proefloft & beershop | Moen,
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Brouwerij Alvinne, De Proefloft & beershop
World Class based on 47 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

Vaartstraat 4a
Moen, Belgium 8552 [ print map ]
049 6359619

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Hours: Shop open 12 to 6pm on the first Saturday of the month only


Mayor: Leighton (3) | Taps: 3 | Bottles: 25


Brouwerij Alvinne, De Proefloft & beershop

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Beer Available At Brouwerij Alvinne, De Proefloft & beershop (arranged by most recent)
Nšrke Konjaks! Stormaktsporter 100, De Molen / Alvinne / Haand / LoverBeer ESB Sour Ale 94, Struise Weltkrieg 93, Alvinne Mano Negra Chili Stout (Bourbon Barrel) 84, Alvinne Beer Geek Wedding Batch III 91, Alvinne Mad Tom 85, Naparbier Sai Saison 91, Alvinne Melchior 86, Alvinne Melchior Calvados Barrel Oak Aged 93, Alvinne Melchior Malaga Barrel Aged 61, Alvinne Phi 60, Alvinne Omega 66, Struise Svea IPA 90, Alvinne Cuvee de Mortagne 98, Alvinne Mano Negra Bourbon Barrel Oak Aged 94, Alvinne Land van Mortagne 87, Alvinne Undressed 74, Alvinne Freaky Dark 46, Alvinne Gaspar 82, Alvinne Kerasus 85
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47 reviews for Brouwerij Alvinne, De Proefloft & beershop
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  90%
 Selection  87%
 Food  85%
 Value  85%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
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100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Travlr  (1481) Washington, Washington DC | December 23, 2009
Iím torn between keeping this place a well-kept secret, or spreading the word, but here goes... Davy and Glenn were extraordinary hosts, sharing quite a good share of their range, including some not-yet-available brews. The beers were quite tasty, and this place has enormous potential. Itís the most personal brewery tour you can find! The store has a carefully selected range of beers from far and near, including Lost Abbey The Angelís Share from the U.S., a huge amount of De Molen, BrewDog, etc, etc. Even Struise Brewer Urbain Coutteau joined us, and we helped his students brew a batch of Pipedream. My only regret is that I did not get to taste Glennís cooking, but maybe next time!
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | November 8, 2011
The GPS took us through a few miles of tiny campaign roads, too narrow for two cars to face each other, in order to get to this improbable place, in a miniature industrial park. It must be pointed out that they moved earlier this year. Once you step in, you enter like youíre home, no one is there to greet you, but you hear a few voices coming from far away. Brewery smells invite you to step up the stairs where youíre forced to walk through the beer store area where they stock only the finest, maybe less than 200 products, but all top-notch stuff and a very heavy proportion of imports for a Belgian beer store. You keep walking on and reach the brewery, no longer the picobrouwerij of the beginnings and you gain access to the loft, a few stairs up and giving view on the brewery. This bar area can probably sit 50 people or so for events. I guess events must be terrific with the passion and friendliness that the owners showed us on a very ordinary October early Wednesday. We tried a pretty good Morpheus Extra on an almost empty stomach. It was fun to meet the very accesible owners though. Frankly, reaching Alvinne is quite a detour from most beaten tracks and I suppose that this near-pilgrimage helped bumped up their place ratings, and so did their events which seem to be quite a pull. I loved visiting, the guys were excessively friendly and welcoming, the beer store had tons of stuff we wanted to buy, but I donít quite believe it deserves to be a top 50 beer place in the world. For an event though, I would definitely like to be there.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (576) San Diego County , California | June 16, 2011
Pretty sweet hole-in-the-wall place in a neighborhood. Glen and Davie are exceptionally nice and let us try tons of their beers from taps and bottles. The place has a "loft" of sorts with barrels, a bar, and a small but pretty wicked beershop. Lots of very hard to find stuff like BA Mikkeller Brunch Weasels, BA Mikkeller Blacks, Cantillon Fou Fone (probably gone by now), all of their beers of course, 3F, Cantillon, and actually a good amount of American stuff that you cannot find anywhere in the US like Three Floyds (not kidding). Loads of Struise, De Molen. The whole experience here is sweet but the bottleshop is pretty much superlative. Looks like Olbutikken inside.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
bhensonb  (463) Woodland, California | July 16, 2009| Updated October 28, 2010
Note: Just got a box from web order. Great packing. Fast delivery. First time Iíve ordered from a Euro webstore. wonít be the last time!!! Prior rating:The beer selection is: only what is hard to find elsewhere. Glenn and Davy arenít compromising. They donít have everything thatís hard to find, but if they have it, it is otherwise hard to find. So itís the most must place to shop. Value was just excellent.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
A very fun place to visit. This is a bottle shop, a brewery and a tasting room all in one. You walk in through what looks like a back door and climb a steep small stair. You wonder if you took the right door. The place is very ďrawĒ and really feels like a backstore. First of all it is important to know that the bottle shop is not an Alvinne bottle shop. Iíd say that Alvinne bottles accounted for no more than 5% of the total amount of bottles in the shop. They have a privileged relationship with Struise and this bottle shop is actually a much better place to find cool Struise bottles than the Struise bottle shop. Overall Iíd say that the bottle shop has one of the most interesting selection I have seen in Belgium. Certainly in the top-5 selection I have seen in Belgium. Limited Struise, Alvinne, De Molen, a bunch of Danish brews, even cool American brews. They had a few beers in the tasting room but it looks as if they were having a friendly get-together so I did not interrupt. Just paid for my bottles (good price) and was on my way. Because of its unreal setting and selection I found it to be my most pleasant beer shopping experience in Belgium (twice I was in the country)
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
sebletitje  (289) Enghien, Belgium | July 14, 2011
Visited the new brewery in Moen. Incredible new set up in an older style factory-warehouse building but obviously with a lot of work went into remodeling the interior and give it a very modern brewery. Brand new equipment will expand Alvinneís capacity. A nice loft-tasting room overlooks the new brewery while keeping a Belgian feel to it. A 100L keg-pump allows them to pump straight from the tank to the bar and serve beer as fresh as you could get. Of course, service is always top notch, with Glenn and Davy as hosts. The place to go for the Alvinne beers along with a very good selection of guests beers in the beershop which is also being remodeled to allow people to shop. Good things from one of Belgiumís leading beer innovators. A small operation that keeps growing at its own pace while always keeping a very friendly atmosphere. Unlike bar or store this is the place where the magic happens, and Alvinne deserves a perfect score for their hard work.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning  (256) La Tropica, Netherlands | June 27, 2011| Updated March 5, 2012
Well, didnít visit, but did order beer. Glenn went out of his way to help, and sent the bottles quickly and well packed. He didnít object to my quite oldfashioned way of paying the bill. Even put a few extra in when one beer I ordered was unavailable. Not cheap, but worth the money. Recommended. Visited the ACBF 2012. Great venue, great organisation. Beers in the shop were not too expensive.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
marcus  (172) Sacramento, California | July 21, 2009
I shopped at many beer stores in Belgium and this is where I found most of the good ones. The prices are fair and the stock is very well-selected. Best of all, the proprietors are friendly and quite helpful.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck  (141) Gent, Belgium | July 4, 2011
(refers to the old place in Heule) The "zolder" is always a nice place to visit. Good atmosphere, both due to the brewers and the other visitors. Thereís always something nice to eat, but usually limited to only 1 thing. Lots of special beers in the shop, both Belgian and import, which makes it interesting for both foreign visitors as well as Belgian ones. Letís hope the new place in Moen will be at least as nice!
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus  (140) Nijmegen, Netherlands | March 13, 2012
Visited during ACBF 2012. Quite busy (obviously), but with a great atmosphere. Lovely conversations @ De Proefloft, and a nice selection in the beershop, not too big, but nowhere near small either. Great staff and volunteers.
Pitty it is such a long drive from where I live, would love to go back much more often.

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