Called in here on a weekday afternoon during a short road trip around Belgium on the off-chance we might be able to buy some bottles, and were very lucky to catch the owner before he had to leave somewhere! He said he was sorry he didn’t have any time to give us tastings as he had to leave, but he was so excitable to talk about his beers he couldn’t help quickly showing us around his brewing equipment, and then hurriedly gave us a free tasting of two beers on tap (Magic Ghost and Printemps, both tasting full of spicy flavour!). This is clearly a guy full of passion and genuinely humbled that we were interested in his beers. Please bear in mind he does not speak much English (my partner is French) but I doubt this would cause much of a problem. Just bear in mind this is a small operation in a dusty old shed adjacent to a tiny rustic old tavern in a village in the middle of nowhere, so it’s not geared up for visitors unless you’re lucky like us, but the bar seems to be open and busy weekend evenings. We picked up six 75cl bottles, priced 3 for 12 euros.
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this place before. Dany is a very friendly, modest guy. Don’t go out of your way to visit this place, but if your in the neighbourhood, it’s something you have to see for yourself ;)
Odd little café which was very hard to find. It has a very down-to-earth, authentic atmosphere. They only had two regulars on tap, but both were very good. They did have the Christmas beer in bottles too. Great place to go and see if you’re in the neighborhood (visited April 19, 2014)
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brim (8) Tuart Hill, Australia | November 12, 2013
We dropped by late on a Monday afternoon and were lucky enough to sit down with Dany for a couple.
We were given a tour of the very ramshackle brewery and tried the "Classique" and "Summer Beer" off tap and were sent on our way with another bottle of the "Classique" and Fantôme de Noël.
Visiting the brewery is an exceptionally unique experience, even by Belgian standards.
A must of any Belgian trip if you travel even remotely close to the brewery.
Odd place in the middle of nowhere. Old lady serves Fantome Citron and regular from draft. Calm and quiet. Only regulars. Only the normal Fantome to go. The Citron was something going completely wrong with syrup added. Limited opening hours. Not much English are spoken.
Soy is a small place, it can hardly be called a town. I did not even see a shop and tourist do not have to bother to take the detour to Soy. But, for beer geeks it is certainly worth a pilgrimage! What a place! Saison and Pissenlit on tap and in bottles. Black Ghost and the new Camembert Tour de France 2012 in bottles. Pissenlit fresh from tap was my first beer this day. A good choice! The brewer himself showed up and gave me a brief brewery tour. Interesting, and it is for sure a real microbrewery! And for those who wondering, he speaks English! If I only could stay a bit longer! But, my wife was eager to move on... (Visited July 5th 2012)
Turned up ’out the blue’ on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Sept 2008 and joined a brewery trip organised by a bunch of beer lovers from Brussels (thanks lads). They translated for me too, as Danny Prignon only does French (I think).
The bar it’s self is very rustic and basic. There is motorbike above your head and a ghost is hanging around the door. The little garden/grass area at the front has one large oblong table, which appeared to be for the family. There is a very small terrace at the back, otherwise you sit in the main bar room with its bar, fridge and stairway to the brewery.
I had the summer special, which was the standard Blanche with grapefruit juice added (Blanche Pampelmouse). The girls had the standard Fantom Saison, the only other beer on tap.
As an aside, I couldn’t believe how much sugar he added to the beers, an incredible ammount in my opinion, but his beers are great, so what do I know?