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 “raw” and really feels like a backstore. First of all it is important to know that the bottle shop is not an Alvinne bottle shop. I’d 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 I’d 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)
Well, didn’t visit, but did order beer. Glenn went out of his way to help, and sent the bottles quickly and well packed. He didn’t 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.
I was here during PreZBF@Alvinne. One of the guys showed us aroung the brewery and we had a tasting of some Alvinne beers as well as Pannepot Grand Resrva, Westy 12 and Rodenbach Vin De Cereal. The also have a small beer shop there that doesn’t have a huge selection, but has some really great stuff in ridiculous prices. Two beers I got there: Cuvee Van De Keizer 2000 for 6.5E, Westvleteren 12 for 3-4E. A very nice place. The brewery is on the first floor, the Tasting room and shop are on the second floor.
Visited during the 2012 acbf. Atmosphere is industrial, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. Nice loft overlooking the brewery, cool!
Nice beers on draft and in the shop. Selection could be bigger, but very decent prices. So al in all, definitely worth a visit!