An awesome little campus in a town with not a whole lot else. Lots of old stuff, and the brand new cafe/bar is gorgeous. Worth a tour for sure, a cool spot with some great beer.
Abijen (65) ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | June 21, 2016
Big industrial area situated in the countryside. Almost a village on it own. Took the tour and it was informative for people who dont know nothing of beer. And a lot about the history.
Beer tasting room was nice and so was the shop.
Called in during a quick road trip around Belgium. Located in a beautiful part of the country, all rolling hills, forests, country lanes and cute old villages. The warm weather and clear blue skies certainly helped. The Chouffe brewery stands overlooking a tavern and visitor centre which was about to reopen after lunch. As it was a quick stop we didn’t have time for the tour, which would’ve lasted 45 mins, plus 45 mins for a tasting. Good if you’re planning an afternoon here I guess. The tavern was closed so I could’t try any draft. Gift shop has all manner of Chouffe related merchandise - I got a book covering the history of the brewery. There is a nice pond between the gift shop and brewery, governed by loud honking geese which you can walk around and probably crack open a Chouffe if you wanted. Nice place.
While still very tourist focused, it’s not as bad as I feared at all and I like how they offer a restaurant, tour and also a shop, with generous opening hours. (Shop opens at 10h and taverne at 11h.) They only brew a couple of Chouffe name beers, but at least all are available. Even got a new tick. Nice area if you’re into hiking/nature walks. We’re not but still not a bad visit. Prices are high though, I find, since you buy at the source.