I shopped at many beer stores in Belgium and this is where I found most of the good ones. The prices are fair and the stock is very well-selected. Best of all, the proprietors are friendly and quite helpful.
(refers to the old place in Heule) The "zolder" is always a nice place to visit. Good atmosphere, both due to the brewers and the other visitors. There’s always something nice to eat, but usually limited to only 1 thing. Lots of special beers in the shop, both Belgian and import, which makes it interesting for both foreign visitors as well as Belgian ones. Let’s hope the new place in Moen will be at least as nice!
Visited during ACBF 2012. Quite busy (obviously), but with a great atmosphere. Lovely conversations @ De Proefloft, and a nice selection in the beershop, not too big, but nowhere near small either. Great staff and volunteers.
Pitty it is such a long drive from where I live, would love to go back much more often.
Absolutely adored this place upon visiting – not long after the relocation. Upon entering I was immediately greeted by Glenn with a beer in hand for me. Smelling the brewery as you drink beer tapped straight from the fermentation tank – still fully alive & almost warm to tough & incredibly raw is amazing as it feels like you are drinking the brewery itself. Tour was nice & Glenn was an amazing host, wound up chatting for 2 hours or so as he opened & shared a couple of bottles on the house for me. Beer shop is small but is downright mind-blowing as far as choice & price goes with lots of incredibly stuff which you won’t be capable of getting anywhere else in Belgium. Some breweries you adore for their beers but this one you just want to support for the people themselves. Only downside it is middle of nowhere & hard to incredibly hard to get there, would be probably overrun if it were any closer.
I was here during [email protected] 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.
jfb (152) , Germany | September 11, 2009| Updated January 8, 2012
Came here with great expectations and was not disappointed. Great selection, great prices and very friendly service. Don’t think I need to say more, pretty much all has been said. A definite must-visit when in Belgium.
went here for the Pre-ZBF in 09’. Awesome little place with lots of character. Great array of Alvinne brews on tap and a really good bottle shop for the size. Belgium and the US are well represented and it’s apparent that this breweries friendship with others lands some really nice bottles in the shop. The brewers and staff here will bend over backwards to show you a good time. Top Notch!
tdtm82 (129) , England | August 29, 2010| Updated May 17, 2011
Wonderful shop which now boasts an e-store featuring a lovely and tidy range of craft artisan delights from Europe and beyond. Packaging and postage is really good value. Service is second to none. Glenn is very efficient at returning e-mails and I must advice that you need to check their holiday periods before ordering. Awesome service and awesome value making this high on my list of my favourite shops in Europe. Fantastic experience all round. Upfdate 17th May 2011. Wow. The beer list has changed and I loved the new range. The value is spot on. New shipping charges are a god esnd and the best and easiest way of getting Pannepot to the UK. Thanks, Glenn!
Lovely place to visit. Tour & Proefloft. extremely passionate Glenn took us round the brewery, gave explanation on beers sampled. Lovely atmosphere and great people. Absolutely worth a visit.
larryLSB (95) La Selva Beach, California | July 18, 2015| Updated August 4, 2015
Stopped by on a recent trip to BE where we hit up 11 breweries. Nice loft area looking down on the brewery. My experience differs from the other reviewers, as I felt I was walking in on a private party and was not offered any service, almost to the point of being ignored. I understand they are only open the first Saturday of every month (which it was). Not sure what was going on, but finally was able to get a few beers to try, which were all good. Wouldn’t bother going back.