Esquelbecq Beer Guide: Your Esquelbecq guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Esquelbecq

80 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“Called in quickly just before lunch time closing (12:30 - 2pm), my first time here despite living five miles away for a year or so. Thiriez has been operating quietly in Esquelbecq for 23 years now, cutting its teeth for much of the time on good saison and flavoursome biere de garde. There's a modest shop here that opens out onto a cosy estaminet-type bar setting, hops dangling from the ceiling, antique regional posters and such on the walls. Unfortunately on this drizzly Tuesday lunchtime, it had a morose, quiet, cold feel about it.. will have to return on a busy weekend to see it in full swing. The shop stocks a full range of Thiriez, plus some recent US / UK collabs from the new saison gunslingers. Some shirts and glassware. Will return!“
minutemat 988 days ago
90 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“Stopped by on a recent Europe vacation along with SamGamgee and my wife. Sam had arranged to meet Daniel Thiriez for a tour and tasting. What a gracious host for taking the time to show us around, drink some beer, and talk about brewing. Truly one of the high points of our trip. Very interesting beers, left with a mixed six pack that we sampled the rest of our trip. The bar area is charming area with much historic memorabilia on the walls, and there was a local community group getting ready to use the facility for an event.“
larryLSB 2534 days ago
76 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“I’ve been there several days ago during a trip in french and belgian Flanders. Nice bar inside this small brewery. Friendly and familial atmosphere. Wooden tables. Huge collection of beer mats on the ceiling. Nice place to share a pint.“
VDuquerroux 2544 days ago
90 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“A visit to Brasserie Thiriez in Esquelbecq, France should be on every beer traveler’s checklist. The quality of the beer and the character of the estaminet is something to behold. Brewer Daniel Thiriez is uncompromising, his products speak to those who love clean, low-gravity, hoppy golden ales. At one point we were the only patrons present, and Daniel kindly showed us the grounds and talked to us at length about his brewery. There were perhaps 10 different bottles available, a mix of new, interesting and classic. Three taps were pouring La Blonde dEsquelbecq, L’Ambrée, and la Petite Princesse. The two contract / collab beers made for Akim T, named Preamble and Confidence, were jaw-dropping. Without exaggeration, here is one of the finest places in the world to drink good beer.“
3fourths 2817 days ago
86 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“Visited the 26th September 2014. This small brewery in north of France near to the Belgium border is really nice. You can feel the family atmosphere on this place. You can visit the brewery for 3,5€ but you need to ask before it with an email. The brewery is really small but you will have an amazing explication of the process and how they are working by a worker of the brewery. Then you can drink Thiriez beers at the bar. A small place with an old-fashioned decoration. The selection is small but really fresh. You can discuss with the staff and they will be happy to share it with you. You can also buy beers and the price are really smart.“
sir__v 2827 days ago
76 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“Small brewery just a short drive from the highway and the Belgian border. Taproom with 2 taps at our visit, and 10 or so bottles. Good quality of beers. Decor is wooden tables, beer signs, and a collection of empty beer bottles, showing a broad interest in beers. The brewer / owner gave me a tour around the small brewery, even though small was nice and modern equipped. Good value both both for drughts and the bottles i bought for take away.“
Camons 2862 days ago
78 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“great ambiance, very comfortable. loads of old breweriana things on display. beer was very good too.“
swoopjones 3159 days ago
88 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“A little brewery producing wonderful beers close to the Belgian border. Had taken a guided tour (in french ) and as we had to wait we were offered a tasting before the tour and also after the tour. Had an amazing time discussing how craft beer has been developing in France and how Daniel(the brewer and owner) is setting an example for this in France. The beer store sells most of their beers in bottles and serve 3 on tap at the lovely rustic and brown cafe like tasting room. Do try their vielle brune or the new dalva vielle..Absolute crackers !!“
happyhoppy 3316 days ago
76 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“Rustique place in a small village close to the Belgium border. They only had two of their beers on tap, but a bigger selection bottled (though not refridgerated). Strange thingwas that such a place had hardly anything to eat, though the sausage we had was good. Most importantly, We had the blonde beer and the IPA and they were both very good.“
jvdijk99 3537 days ago
70 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“A comfortable homely spot. It may be in France but it’s only just over the border from Belgian, so it’s an easy hop if you are in the area. Wide range of theor beers to try on draught and in bottle to take away. well woth a stop, especially if they have their sublime Vielle Brune available.“
chriso 3574 days ago
86 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“Have been three times now, Daniel Thiriez is a most gracious host and love the Etolie du Nord and the Blonde. At different times have petted the cats, had wet hop beers and even have been there when hops have been growing on the side of the brewery. France’s best brewery for sure.“
Hoser 3633 days ago
78 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“Lovely estaminet attached to one of the longest established newer wave microbreweries in north-east France. The beers have got steadily better aver the years and the rickety-rackety furnishings here make them better. You can buy the various local delicacies made with the beers and also beers for take-paway too.“
Tim Webb 3689 days ago
70 /100 22 RUE DE WORMHOUT
“For a geeky beer traveler in Northern France looking for an estaminet with nice beers, here is the best of two or three different worlds. The Thiriez brewery has a small and cozy estaminet that is open most days of the week. Its beers are here and there is every chance the brewer will serve them himself. A few local nibbles as well. The superb Etoile du Nord was on draft when we were here, and I wouldn’t be surprised if that were a permanent feature. It’s what Mr. Thiriez drinks. Dried hops hanging from the rafters and assorted beery paraphernalia. Plenty of tables.“
JoeinDahlem 3698 days ago
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