Since Bart VanPoucke took over, the shop/bar has radically changed ways. The selection going way beyond the Struise products, with an ever-changing array of Be and exotic beers. Bart is always looking for new offerings, sometimes completely off the beaten paths. The place is of course still as tiny and cramped as before, but seen the cellar has similar capacity, more place might be available in the future. More projects for the future include the filling of growlers with counterpressure. Most irritating things will remain the ever-open door for draughts (non-beery) and the over-the-square paying toilet. But if you’re looking for really rare beers in Brugge, this IS the place. Prices can be hefty for some of the rarer brews, but compared to the touristy Brugge shops, reasonable. And Bart says: NO, WE DON’T HAVE BRUGSE ZOT. The rest of Brugge does. Special gift packs available.
This is a tiny shop in a Bruges style shopping mall, but it holds a treasure trove of beer. The owner is a prodigous beer collector who will discuss his business and his beer with customers. Lots of Struise, De Molen, Lambics and local beers. Four beers on tap.
What a gem... I expected only Struise beers here (not that there would be anything wrong with that per se), but I found dozens of beers from many respected craft breweries including Dark Horse, Prairie, Fantôme, BrewDog, De Molen, Het Uiltje, Alvinne and so on... I can easily spend a whole afternoon here (and have done so a few times). Apart from buying bottles, you can also taste them at the premises, in the company of other beer enthusiast of all age and preference. Only downside, perhaps, are the high prices. Bart, the guy behind the counter, has an extensive knowledge of craft beer culture, and it shows. Why did I never make it to this place much earlier?
Mostly closed during my time in Bruges but managed to get in once. Only 3 taps and nothing terribly exciting but was told they will be expanding and have up to 10 taps. Now stocking guest bottles and got some absolute bargains whilst there. Unfortunately the exciting Struise beers were out of my price range.