Welcome to the Beer Capital!



- Our Winter beer box has arrived!
- On Friday 22 January, please join us for our latest Online Tasting at 7 pm.
- You can order beer and glasses from our shop and pick them up in the shop by appointment. Here is our stock list and prices
- You can also order our Beer & Food pairing home experience packages (with cheese, chocolate or NEW! Meat) and collect them in our shop

Info for Order Pick-Up:
- Pick your packages up from us at Tiensestraat 5 on Tuesdays* and Fridays** between 2 and 6 pm
Beer & Food packages:
* Orders can be placed until Monday at 5 pm
** Orders can be placed until Thursday at 5 pm


Leuven has been called the world’s beer capital, as the city’s story has been profoundly shaped by its brewing past. Even today, beer has an enormous social, cultural, and economic significance, as you will find dozens of breweries in the city’s surrounding areas. Small artisan breweries and beer giants like AB InBev SAB Miller combine to annually brew hundreds of different beers. In addition, with more than 50,000 students living in Leuven, it is no coincidence that the city possesses the highest ratio of cafés per inhabitant in Belgium.

Leuven is the place to be(er), and Beer Hop's beer connoisseurs, sommeliers, zythologists, and specialists are happy to assist you in your exploration of the city’s brew-tiful culture. Discover our full range of beer experiences and brewery visits in and around the city. You can also visit our Beer Hop Beer Shop at Tiensestraat 5 or order a beer and food experience package to enjoy on your sofa at home. Do you live in or near Leuven? Join our Members Club and take part in our growing craft beer community and participate in exclusive beer discoveries. Leuven is located right in the heart of Belgian’s beer country and UNESCO has recognized our beer tradition as an intangible part of our cultural World Heritage!

Book an activity for your group or take part in one of our programmed activities that occur every Friday and Saturday throughout the year.

7:30-10 pm: Pub Tasting Tour, our tasting tour that visits Leuven’s best beer cafés

1:30-6:30 pm: Brewery bike tour (from early November to mid-March we will travel in our minibus): We hop on bikes and travel into Leuven’s surrounding neighborhoods and countryside to visit two different craft breweries
2-5 pm: Leuven on Tap: A new beer experience walk throughout Leuven’s city center with plenty of tasting
6-7 pm: Chocolate and Beer Pairing in our beer shop; we provide mouth-watering combinations of beers and handcrafted local pralines

Detailed information concerning these and other activities can be found here. If you are stíll thirsty, you can always visit us at our Beer Hop Beer Shop at Tiensestraat 5. You will find a nice selection of local and regional Belgian beers, as well as an assortment of international beers.

Enough talking now, time for sipping!

The Beer Hop Team

What's on?

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 19:30
- Pub Tasting Tour
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 14:00
- Leuven on Tap
Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 18:00
- Chocolate and Beer Pairing
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 19:30
- Pub Tasting Tour
Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 14:00
- Leuven on Tap