The South of Belgium is world famous for its amazing beers. Refreshing, well balanced, full of character: there is one for every mood and every celebration. At this time of the year, Walloon breweries launch their Christmas and winter creations. We promise they really are magical.

Most of our breweries have a sales counter and/or an e-shop. You can also find a fantastic selection of terroir products at the Boutique de Wallonie, near the Grand’Place in Brussels.

December = Christmas Beer time

© Brasserie Dubuisson

Brasserie Dubuisson: the oldest brewery in Wallonia

To mark its 250th anniversary, the brewery opened a brand-new site: its Beerstorium. More than a museum dedicated to beer: this interactive visit immerses you in the history of the Dubuisson family (9 successive generations!) and the high-quality products on which its reputation is based.

Seasonal creation: the Bush de Noel owes its fruity taste and subtle hop aromas to the well-thought out choice of hops.

Buy it from… the brewery’s sales counter in Pipaix or from the Boutique de Wallonie.

Brasserie Dupont: named brewery of the year

This Walloon brewery, now a hundred years old (and still family-oned), was the most awarded brasserie in the latest Brussels Beer Challenge. It even got the treasured prize of being named best brewery of the year.

Seasonal creation: forget Christmas cards, give a Avec les bons voeux de la Brasserie Dupont (Best wishes from the Brasserie Dupont) bottle instead! Coppery blond, slightly on the bitter side, it offers exquisite fruity notes.

Buy it from… their sales counter in Tourpes or from the Boutique de Wallonie.

Brasserie Belgian Peak Beer: highly rated

Located at the highest point in Belgium, close to the ‘Signal de Botrange’ and the ‘Baraque Michel’, the brewery offers a range of cheerful beers brewed with water straight from the High Fens. 

Seasonal creation: The Peak Winter, dark, full bodied and best enjoyed by a nice fire.

Buy it from… their sales counter in Sourbrodt or online.

Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu : history, tradition and excellence

The only Belgian abbey beer to be 100% brewed in a living abbey!

Seasonal creation: the Val-Dieu de Noël is quite a treat. Think caramel and spices, dried fruit and a touch of grapefruit.

Buy it from… the sales counter in Aubel.

Brasserie Bertinchamps: beer with a capital B

In 2011, the whole family embarked on a exciting project: amasing project: restore a huge abandonment farm and create authentic beers

Seasonal creation: the Bertinchamps Hiver, beautifully spiced, thus bringing spices notes of  caramel and cookies.

Buy it from... the sales counter in Gembloux or online.

Brasserie Lupulus: innovative brewing

The site boasts state-of-the-art facilities, perfectly integrated in a typical Ardennes farmhouse from built in the 19th century. A fascinating contrast.

Seasonal creation: The Lupulus Hibernatus. A pinch of cinnamon is added at the end of the brewing process to giver this dark beer a powerful character. You will love its coffee aroma too.

Buy it from… the sales counter in Bovigny or from the Boutique de Wallonie.

Brasserie d’Achouffe: adopt a gnome

Gnomes, elves and other mysterious creatures often feature in the tales and legends of the Ardenne region. It is no wonder they also figure on the labels of the brewery, founded in 1982.

Seasonal creation: The Nice Chouffe is a dark beer, slightly hoppy, spiced with thyme and curacao, and infused with orange peel. It can be paired beautifully with winter dishes.

Buy it from… the sales counter of the Au bonnet rouge brasserie.

Brasserie de Rulle: craft beer from the Gaume region

A different approach: fermentation, here, is done with open tanks.

Seasonal creation: try the Rulles Meilleurs Voeux, designed to comfort you on winter days.

Buy it from… the sales counter in Rulles or from the Boutique de Wallonie.

Brasserie de la Ferme de Mont-Saint-Jean in Waterloo

This fortified farmhouse, turned into Wellington's field hospital during the famous 1815 battle, now is home to a museum, micro distillery and brewery. Who could resist tasting a Waterloo beer made in a historical building and inspired by a recipe recipe dating back to 1456?

Seasonal creation: Waterloo, récolte hiver is quite a harmonious, easy to love and easy to drink brown beer. Make sure to check the Waterloo Original Gin (subtle touches of aniseed, fennel, cumin and lavender) and Waterloo Oak Gin (for more sophisticated panels), sure to bring a nice twist to your G&Ts.

Buy it from… the sales counter in Waterloo or their e-shop

More tips:

  • L’Ardenne givrée 2020 by la Brasserie Minne: round, suave perfectly wintery (yet without any spice) > Buy it from… their sales counter in Somme-Leuze or from the Boutique de Wallonie

  • La Diôle de Noël by La Brasserie des Carrières is a traditionally brewed Belgian Christmas beer with gorgeous notes of caramels, jammy fruit and hops > Buy it from… their sales counter in Basècles
  • La Quintine de Noel (hoppy and generous) and the Goliath Winter (malt, pepper, lovely froth) by La Brasserie des Légendes > Buy it from… their sales counter in Ellezelles
  • The Abbaye Saint Martin Noel by the Brasserie de Brunehaut is quite moreish. And organic too! > Buy it from… their sales counter in Brunehaut
  • La Saint-Feuillien Cuvée de Noël (smooth, full-bodied, aromatic herbs and spices) by the Brasserie Saint-Feuillien > Buy it from… their sales counter in Roeulx or from the Boutique de Wallonie.

All perfect to raise a toast!

Original gifts to put under the Christmas tree

© Boutique de Wallonie - Axelle Plumat

L’Atelier de la Manufacture urbaine

Choose from terroir products and locally produced beers. You can compose a hamper yourself and even add a “Bonne fêtes” (Best wishes) bottle opener.

> Buy from… their sales counter in Charleroi ou from their e-shop

La Brasserie de Rochehaut

The brewery, much loved for it hotel, restaurants and attractions, has put together gift boxes featuring their brews that simply are perfect. Their new Hivern’Ale (think caramelised malt and spices) comes highly recommended.

> Buy from… their sales counter in Rochehaut ou from their e-shop

La Brasserie C

Brasserie C has teamed up with other local breweries to design tasting packs. Make sure to try their Limited Edition beer, inspired by Liège waffles.

> Buy from… their sales counter in Liège ou from their e-shop

Le Comptoir des Fagnes

Discover the Fagnes Christmas brew (malty and hoppy with raisin and plum pudding flavours), made by the Brasserie des Fagnes, together with a fantastic range of local products.

> Buy from… their sales counter in Couvin

More tips:

  • Gueuzerie Tilquin’s (Biergues) Gueuze, unique in Wallonia, will make an original gift. So is their limited edition, made in partnership with the Brasserie de Rulles.
  • La Boutique de Nathalie (Bouillon) features beers brewed by the Brasserie de Bouillon as well as the bell tower shaped pack of Philomène beer designed by the Brasserie du Clocher (Malonne)
  • The Paix Dieu, which has taken Gold in the 'tripel' category at the Brussels Beer Challenge 2020, is produced by Brasserie Caulier (Péruwelz) and comes in perfect beer packs.

You can get these by the breweries’ sales counter.

Don’t forget Wallonia’s famous Trappist beers

© WBT - Denis Erroyaux

(Re)discover them:

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The sales counter also are indicated to make your shopping a little easier.

89 Breweries to Visit

Belgium is a land steeped in brewing tradition with a reputation that goes far beyond its borders. Historically ingrained in the culture for several centuries, brewing tradition has become integral to our way of life in our regions.

Stop by these amazing breweries and microbreweries to meet passionate brewers, learn about their story and expertise.

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