Bontus (20) Flanders, Belgium | March 8, 2009| Updated November 8, 2009
Visited for the first time for the pre zythos 2009 beerfest. Located in Heule, better hidden than expected and that might be a good thing. The place is great to talk and taste beer. The selection to buy from is very nicely displayed and is very wide, the best in Belgium for international cultbeers. I think you’ll always find something that fits your style and you don’t need to walk a mile to browse around. Davy & Glenn are friendly, and overall the atmosphere is awesome with lots of habituées. Glenn ocassionaly prepares some great food.
Been here a few times. from the first time I had the feeling like I was coming home. Always greatly welcomed by one of the guys, amazing selection of beers nowadays, great atmosphere, great smell, great people, great beers. I’m a huge fan.
I visited this place only once this summer, on a very hot day and I can suggest this place to everyone. Nice, familiar ambiance, the beershop and the tasting room are upstairs. The selection is very good, even though not enormous, with no filler. lots of lambics, unusual Belgians and easily the best selection of foreign beers available in Belgium. Prices are good. Glenn and the other people there are very friendly, honest and knowledgeable about their beers. A must stop when near.
This is a fantastic beer store and tasting room run by Glenn and Davy from Alvinne, above the brewery in the attic. I planned to make a visit here after reading some great reviews and arranged to come up on a Friday afternoon. I had a great time tasting through most of the Alvinne beer lineup with Glenn and Davy and even got to sample a few new beers straight from the barrel!
The bottle shop is great as well. I bought about a crate or so of Alvinne and Struise beers and the prices are very very reasonable. Besides Alvinne and Struise beers, they had a very nice selection of various lambic beers and other Belgians from the region and beyond.
I plan to go back for a visit during the pre-ZBF fest and again in the future if I am lucky enough to return.
Always nice to be in a taproom of a brewery, but the alvinneboys hit it just where it matters. Beautiful vieuw over the brewhouse, tanks and barrels while enjoying so many different style beers! A must visit when you are in Belgium!
Ik vind een een prachtige plaats (om de 14 dagen) waar je op je gemak en met de nodige professionele uitleg vele bieren (ook van andere brouwers) kan beoordelen. Ook kelderbieren worden aan de keuring onderworpen.
Hier is het ook mogelijk om het brouwsel (van zowat iedereen) op te volgen: van proefbier tot de toekomst. Ge kunt er ook verschillende goede bieren aankopen
I suppose its about time I rated this. Glenn and Davy have what I think is the best beer shop in Belgium. Its the only place in Belgium where you can buy great non-belgian beers... from Nøgne Ø to Three Floyds. Obvioulsy the Belgian beer choice is great. It’s really the only shop I know where you won’t find a single "bad" beer. It may be a small store but they pack in quality! Oh and the Alvinne beers are available too ;)
I thought it was about time we put this place on the map. Special place it is because it is only open once every two weeks. A special tasting is then organized to improve locals palates. At the same time, and for every event, Glenn makes a special food or gastronomic dish to spoil you. Simultaneously, one cannot pass their huge beer shop with more than 270 craft beers available for sale. They accept groups too for guided tours around their brewery annex to the tasting room and shop. Reservation is required though. Simply fantastic!