The people of Bruges have always liked a glass or two of good beer. Unsurprisingly, the city can boast several typical beers locally brewed.
Right in the city centre, you can visit the De Halve Maan and Bourgogne des Flandres breweries.
- De Halve Maan is a family business, with a tradition going back through six generations of brewers all the way to 1856. Here they brew Brugse Zot, the official city beer, with passion.
- At Bourgogne des Flandres the brewer will show you how the brewing process works, or you can tap a glass yourself the digital way.
Just outside the centre is Fort Lapin, a craft brewery offering around eight different beers. At Bryggja Brewery in nearby Damme, Franky Van Brabandt brews craft beers on a small scale, and in a former sheep pen alongside the Damme Canal you’ll find the young Siphon Brewing, with a wide range of idiosyncratic, seasonal beers.
Convinced? Then you should also visit the Bruges Beer Experience on the Market Square in Bruges to broaden your beer knowledge even more.