I wish I could say that I ordered something cool from these guys but it was to complete a Chapeau tasting. I guess I shouldn’t be embarrassed since I didn’t know any better. Actually it’s pretty cool that you can get this kind of random stuff online and have it delivered 5000 miles away. They also get some good stuff in and due to slightly higher pricing they keep it in longer. For example right now you can still buy the original Horal’s Mega Blend from 2009 for 25 euro. At one point they had Millennium Gueuze on there for 100 euro. The annoying part is that they keep a lot of that stuff listed long after it’s gone and just removed the Buy button. Yeah, I’m happy for you that you HAD this beer at one point but if you aren’t actually selling it please remove it from the webpage. Haven’t had to deal with their customer service so I can’t comment on that but the one transaction went just fine. They even provided a really nice shipper. I’ll add one more complaint and that is while the site looks nice and provides good info about most of the beers, it is set up kind of oddly. They have separate pages for lambic, gueuze, and oude gueuze. Luckily you can search by name and they have a list of unique brewers so it isn’t that big of a deal but it can be difficult finding certain things using just the style.
Fin (1149) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 24, 2015
We visited Beer Planet on Thursday 19th March 2015, I was surprised that I’d never been here before, it’s central very close to Delirium (round the corner) so can’t understand how I’d missed it up until now. The lady/owner was cleaning her large front window when we arrived. It is an attractive front, mainly wooden, the shop is narrow but long. Beers are laid out in style as opposed to brewery, which I guess suits the shop and clientele rather well, let’s face it they are going to get lots of folk who say stuff like ’well he likes his beer but only usually drinks Guinness or stouts’, cue the owner taking them to the stout section to discuss the merits of each on offer. There is a good choice here and even the beer geek is likely to find something of interest. I picked up a De Dolle Stille Nacht, I’ve got plenty but one more isn’t going to hurt. Prices are on the higher side but you are in central Brussels so comparable to others. It is fine, but for people like us who are able to drive to other places with more extensive offerings and better prices they are unlikely to see me very often.
Good selection, manager when we went didn’t seem to care much, but that was fine. Prices on the whole seem a bit better than Bier Tempel around the corner, and the selection was a bit better. Lots of stuff at really good prices, some stuff very expensive.
Definitely a step up from the tourist trap that is Bier Tempel. Decent selection of Belgian brews plus a few random micros from around Europe (Mikkeller, Thornbridge). I was able to score a Zomer for a pretty good price. So no complaints. The owner seemed to be friendly. Overall, pretty decent. It doesn’t hurt that this is near a bunch of other places too.
Well displayed store in the very center of Brussels, a short hop from Bier Tempel. The selection is excellent, maybe even larger than Bier Tempel and certainly than Delices et Caprices. I don’t know if the man behind the counter was the owner, but he offered just about the poorest service we’ve met in Brussels, not even getting up and constantly seeming displeased at our presence. For this reason, I kinda disliked the experience, but that may change from one day to another and the selection is great, even though the prices are in the high range as well.
Tiny shop packed with beers; no ultra-rarities, but at least some half-rarity; some Strise and Alvinne; some beers from very small breweries, not common to find; also some American and Danish and Scottish, although in this case the price is too high; also the other beers are not very cheap, for Belgium, but still acceptable. They have a beer fountain at the entrance, and that one smells like hell!
Smallish beer shop located in central Brussels. There is no denying the beer selection is good here: mostly Belgian, but also craft Danish (including Mikkeller) and UK (including Brewdog). Particular highlights are the lambics (lots of Drie Fonteinen) and De Struise. The prices are pretty expensive (even more so than bier Tempel), but you can’t get a hold of these beers so readily elsewhere. If you spend over 100 euros you get a "free" Westmalle Extra or Westy. All round a pretty decent, but pricey beer shop.