Zythos Beer Festival

The Zythos Beer Festival is the largest beer tasting festival of its kind in Europe. More than 100 Belgian brewers who produce 500 different types of beer, all in one location. Beer fans and aficionados travel from all corners of the planet to discover that Belgians really are the best brewers of beer in the world. A giant beer festival that you must not miss!

At the festival, you can rent a tasting glass and jetons. You can exchange these jetons at the various beer stands for a 10 cl sample.

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Dates : 23rd– 24th April 2016

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Leuven Innovation Beer Festival

Created in 2015, the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival is a platform for craft breweries from all over the world. On 15 & 16 May you can taste their innovative beers and learn everything about the ingredients, the techniques used, the production, the energy used, the packaging or even the origin of the recipe.

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Dates : 15th  -16th  May 2016

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Brewery visits

A visit to Leuven is not complete without paying a visit to one of its breweries.

Special Leuven Beer Month 2016 | Guided tour & tasting (EN)

o   Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

o   Brewery De Kroon

o   Breweries in Flemish-Brabant

o   Brewery visits for groups

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Beer Tastings and fun activities

Beer & chocolate pairing

Join us for this surprising tasting! You’ll learn which type of beer goes well with which kind of chocolate, and why.

Special Leuven Beer Month    

  • Saturdays 23th April & 14th May
  • Beer Hop/Leuven Leisure, Tiensestraat 5
  • € 20 (3 beers & 4 chocolate creations)
  • Tickets: Tourism Leuven, Naamsestraat 3 or online

Beer & cheese tasting

Cheese and wine, good match? Try cheese with beer! In this workshop we’ll have you taste a selection of the finest cheeses, paired with the best local beers.

Special Leuven Beer Month

  • Sundays 24th April & 15th May | 4 pm
    • Beer Hop/Leuven Leisure, Tiensestraat 5
    • € 20 (3 beers & 4 cheeses)

Beer Bites Oude Markt

Start the Beer Month properly and visit the Oude Markt square to attend the second edition of Beer Bites: asmall open-air beer market presents the best of Flemish Brabant on ‘the longest bar’.

Special Leuven Beer Month

  • Friday 22nd April | 2-7 pm
  • Oude Markt
  • Free entrance (excluding consumption)