Beer Trips & Activities


Discover all our beer activities here. Tours and events for groups can be scheduled any time on request. Every season we also plan different beer trips and you are welcome to join:

 

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THIS SPRING AND SUMMER (21/03 - 20/09) hop on one of our Pub Tasting Tours, every Friday at 7:30 pm. We also keep on riding off to a craft brewery around town, each and every Saturday at 1:30 pm. On this Brewery Bike Trip our guide/beer connaisseur takes you along the most beautiful roads to the brewery, we get a tour of the place and obviously taste the house beers. Ánd we have a brand new walk! every Saturday at 2 pm Leuven on Tap, beer experience tour.

COMING AUTUMN AND WINTER (21/09 - 20/03 2020) all programmed activities continue: the Friday Pub Tasting Tours and on Saturdays the Brewery Bike Trip (replaced by the Brewery Bus Trip! from November 9 til March 14 2020) and our Leuven on Tap beer experience walk.

All dates, prices and complete details on our programmed beer events, you can find in the menu under 'Beer Trips & Activities'. Groups can also always ask for a personalized trip or activity.

For complete information, click open under the activity of your choice.
Interested? Thirsty? hello@beerhop.be

If you are really really very thirsty, you can always visit our Beer Hop Beer Shop in Tiensestraat 5. We have the best selection of Leuven and Flemish Brabant beers.

Cheers, Proost, Santé, Schol!

What's on?

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 19:30
- Pub Tasting Tour
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 13:30
- Brewery Bike Trip
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 14:00
- Leuven on Tap
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 19:30
- Pub Tasting Tour
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 13:30
- Brewery Bike Trip

Trips and activities

Beer Hop Beer Shop

i.c.w. Leuven Leisure

Leuven is the capital city of Flemish Brabant, the richest beer region in the world! Our Beer Hop Beer Shop at Tiensestraat 5, also the Leuven Leisure office www.leuvenleisure.com, offers an assortment of over 80 Leuven and regional beers, complemented by a selection of other, well-known Belgian beers. We are happy to give you beer advice! Opening hours and our list of beers can be found under 'Info and Contact'.

We are official distributor of Regional Products Flemish Brabant: http://www.straffestreek.be/verkooppunt/leuven-leisure
Like us at www.facebook.com/beerhopbelgium
Contact us at hello@beerhop.be

Pub Tasting Tour

Leuven is "the place to be(er)", and you can discover this yourself on our beer tasting walk. In each of the best beer bars taste a different local beer and learn what makes each beer so special. Have your taste buds at the ready!

EVERY WEEK
year round every Friday evening 7:30pm - 10pm
26 euro p.p. incl. guide-beer specialist and 5 beer samples
starts from the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from Grand Place)
subscribe through hello@leuvenleisure.com, or via the Book now! button - scroll all the way up

GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible - best not on a Sunday or Monday for many bars closed
30 euro p.p. (2h30) or 34 euro p.p. (3h) with extra full beer (6th kind) included at the end
incl. guide-beer specialist and 5 beer samples
starts from the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop
request via hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know for groups
Youth organisations and groups from 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <8 participants minimum fixed price of 8 participants applies

Leuven on Tap - Beer Experience Tour

i.c.w. Leuven Leisure
 
Experience the Beer Capital! 
 
Belgian beer culture is UNESCO world heritage, and Leuven has always been Belgium's prime beer city. Our guide-beer connoisseur takes you into a local brewery where we get acquainted with our beers. After we explore the town, its beer past and present, we taste five local style beers and play a century-old Leuven pub game.
 
Bottom's up! 

EVERY WEEK
year round every Saturday 2pm - 5pm
29 euro p.p. incl. guide-beer specialist, brewery visit, 5 beer samples and playing of a forgotten traditional Leuven bar game
starts from the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from Grand Place)
subscribe through hello@leuvenleisure.com

GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible - except for Sundays
32 euro p.p. incl. guide-beer specialist, brewery visit, 5 beers and playing of a forgotten traditional Leuven bar game
starts from the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop or whereever suits your group best
request via hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know for groups
Youth organisations and groups from 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <8 participants minimum fixed price of 8 participants applies

Brewery Bike Trip

Riding along the most beautiful roads, we cycle to an artisan brewery near Leuven. Our guide takes you through forests and fields, past castles and abbeys. You get a tour of the brewery and taste the house beers. Cheers!
http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/regio/vlaamsbrabant/1.2410839

EVERY WEEK
Spring, Summer and Autumn every Saturday at 1:30pm - +/- 6pm
the breweries: every week we pick another brewery in a village around Leuven: can be Craywinckelhof, De Kroon, De Vlier, Hof Ten Dormaal or Van Campenhout
the bike ride: +/- 10 to 20 km one way, depending of course on the precise location of the brewery chosen
37 euro p.p. / 30 euro p.p. with own bicycle
starts from Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from Grote Markt)
sign up at hello@leuvenleisure.com, please do let us know how many M/F bikes, or via the Book now! button - scroll all the way up

GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible - best not on a Sunday, most breweries closed then
39 euro p.p. / 32 euro p.p. with own bike
incl. guide, bike rental, brewery visit and tasting of the house beers
>> also possible to visit two breweries: if you love cycling! Calculate +/- 6h for the entire tour, costs 63 euro p.p. Ideal - suggested - departure time is 12:30 pm
starts from the Leuven Leisure office, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from the Grote Markt) or whereever suits you best, ask for it
request through hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know for groups
Student organisations and groups from 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <6 participants minimum fixed price of 6 participants applies

Brewery Bus Trip

Together with our guide-beer connoisseur, we drive our minibus to one of the small artisan breweries in the city area. You get a tour of the brewery and we of course taste the house beers.
Cheers!

EVERY WEEK
Autumn and Winter every Saturday at 1:30pm - +/- 5pm, * from Saturday November 9 2019 to Saturday March 14 2020 (before and after this winter period we go by bicycle, see our Brewery Bike Trip)
the breweries: every week we pick another brewery in a village around Leuven: can be Craywinckelhof, De Kroon, De Vlier, Hof Ten Dormaal or Van Campenhout
37 euro p.p.
incl. guide, minivan transport, brewery visit and tasting of the house beers
starts from the Leuven Leisure office, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from the Grote Markt)
sign up at hello@leuvenleisure.com

GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible
all info see Tailored Brewery Bus Trip

Beer and Cheese Pairing

i.c.w. Elsen Kaasmeester

O no, cheese does not necesarily match with wine. You discover that cheese goes just as well (and better) with wine. An ideal opportunity for some culinary inspiration! Also in this workshop, we only work with local top products: the best Leuven and Flemish Brabant beers combined with cheeses from the local Leuven cheese riper.

for GROUPS
customized, all days and times possible
+/-1h30
31 euro p.p. excl. any venue rental or travel expenses - 1 euro/km with min. of 50 euro
incl. 4 beer samples with 5 matching cheeses and professional guidance by a beer connaisseur, sommelier or zythologist
for up to 14 people without additional costs possible at the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop (depending on availability), for more participants a suitable venue is to be agreed upon. We are also happy to come by your place

request via hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know
Groups larger than 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <6 participants the minimum fixed price of 6 participants applies

Chocolate and Beer Pairing

Belgians, we are proud of our beer! However, we are also world famous for our chocolate. Now, Leuven Leisure brings these two worlds together. During this tantalizing tasting, learn which beer goes well with what type of chocolate, and why. Exploring complementary or contrasting flavours, you will discover one surprise after another!

In this workshop, we only work with the top local products: the very best Leuven and Flemish Brabant beers combined with fine local artisan chocolate creations.

for GROUPS
customized, all days and times possible
+/-1h30
31 euro p.p. excl. any venue rental or travel expenses - 1 euro/km with min. of 50 euro
incl. 4 beer samples with 5 matching chocolate creations and professional guidance by a beer connaisseur, sommelier or zythologist
for up to 14 people without additional costs possible at the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop (depending on availability), for more participants a suitable venue is to be agreed upon. We are also happy to come by your place

request via hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know
Groups larger than 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <6 participants the minimum fixed price of 6 participants applies

Beer your Senses - a treat!

This interactive workshop plays with your senses. In different rounds you will get to find tasting beer is something you do with áll your senses. Hear, smell, see, touch and of course, taste!

Never again will you look at your beer in the same way..

for GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible
+/-2h / 41 euro p.p. excl. any room rental or travel expenses - 1 euro/km with min. of 50 euro
incl. 8 beer samples, a feast for the senses and professional explanations by a beer connaisseur, beer sommelier or zythologist
for up to 14 people without additional costs possible at the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop (depending on availability), for more participants a suitable venue is to be agreed upon. We are also happy to come by your place

request via hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know
Groups larger than 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <6 participants the minimum fixed price of 6 participants applies

Local Beers Tasting

Smell, view, taste, aromas, mouthfeel... we drink beer, but what do we really know about it?

During this interactive introduction to the art of beer tasting, we challenge your senses and taste buds!

for GROUPS
customized, all days and times possible
+/-2h15 / 36 euro p.p.  excl. any venue rental or travel expenses - 1 euro/km with min. of 50 euro
incl. 8 beer samples and professional guidance by a beer expert, sommelier or zythologist
for up to 14 people without additional costs possible at the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop (depending on availability), for more participants a suitable venue is to be agreed upon. We are also happy to come by your place

request via hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know
Groups larger than 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <6 participants the minimum fixed price of 6 participants applies

Beer and Food Pairing Tour

So this town is "the place to be(er)", discover it in full on this culinary beer and food pairing walk! Our beer specialist takes you to some of the best beer bars in town, we taste local and regional beers, and every beer gets a pair with a bite from a local specialty shop. You are about to see beer and food is the combination of culinary excellence.

for GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible - best not on a Sunday or Monday for many bars closed
40 euro p.p. (2h30) or 44 euro p.p. (3h) with extra full beer (6th kind) included at the end
incl. guide-beer specialist and 5 beer samples with 5 matching bites (can be fish, meat, cheese, vegetable, pastry or chocolate)
starts from the Leuven Leisure office/local beers shop
request through hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know
Youth organisations and groups from 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <8 participants minimum fixed price of 8 participants applies

Tailored Brewery Bus Trip

Visit 1, 2 or more breweries in one day or several days

Together with our driver-guide-beer expert (sommelier or zythologist) discover one or more breweries of Flemish Brabant, the heart of beer nation Belgium. Together we design your ideal program, based on your interests and precies timetable. +/-40 different breweries possible.

for GROUPS
tailor-made program, to discuss together
every day and time possible but rather not on a Sunday because many breweries are closed that dat

1 brewery: 39 euro p.p. (takes +/- 3h, depending on precise location of brewery chosen)
2 breweries: 63 euro p.p. (+/- 5h. ideal starting hour - suggestion - is 1:30 pm)
3 breweries: 89 euro p.p. (+/-8h / full day)

incl. driver-guide-beer expert, minibus transport (8+1), tour of the brewery(ies) and tasting of house beers
more than 8 people? We can provide several minivans
optional beer and food pairing possible, lunch and/or dinner
starts and ends at the Leuven Leisure office, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from the Grote Markt) or whereever suits you best (e.g. your hotel, ask for it)
request at hello@leuvenleisure

> Good to know
No minimum number of participants required; for <6 participants the minimum fixed price of 6 participants applies

Beer Capital Walk - 1000 years of brewing

i.c.w. Leuven Leisure

This walk will show you what beer means for Leuven and what Leuven beer means to the world! Beer stories guide you along extraordinary bars, historic breweries and the longest beer counter in the world.

You will understand just why it is the world's biggest brewer calls Leuven home!

for GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible
16 euro p.p. (2h30) or 20 euro p.p. (3h) with an extra drink included
incl. guide and a beer/drink halfway in the old harbour/Artois neighbourhood
starts from the Leuven Leisure office, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from Grote Markt)
request through hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know
Groups from 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <10 participants minimum fixed price of 10 participants applies

Walk more? 
http://leuvenplays.leuvenleisure.com/en

O Luvanium, Cradle of Beers - Leuven café culture

i.c.w. Leuven Leisure

Ever heard of cuyt, Leuvensch, Peeterman or Luvanium?

On this beer walk you will get to know everything about the beers that the people of Leuven have been brewing and drinking for centuries. A tour packed with surprising anecdotes and delicious degustations along the road!

for GROUPS
customized, every day and time possible - best not on a Sunday since many bars closed
3h / 25,50 euro p.p.
incl. guide and three taste samples of ancient Leuven beer styles
starts from the Leuven Leisure office, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from Grote Markt)
request through hello@leuvenleisure.com

> Good to know
Youth organisations and groups from 35 p.: discount possible
No minimum number of participants required; for <10 participants minimum fixed price of 10 participants applies


Walk more? http://leuvenwalks.leuvenleisure.com/en

Five Breweries Bicycle Tour - Leuven Mechelen or vice versa

i.c.w. Leuven Leisure

This tour takes you from one Flanders Art City to another, stopping by up to five breweries in the Brabant Country on the way! In this journey through the heartland of Belgium beer country, you can choose to start in Leuven or in Mechelen. The guide will lead you on a trip along the River Dyle, through villages, along country roads, and by the Dyle canal. At the brewery(ies) we stop, take a tour, and satiate the thirst from our ride with home brews.

Cheers!

for GROUPS
customized, alle days and times possible
ideal for culture and beer lovers who enjoy cycling
+/- 35 km one way / possible to return by train or by bike
for those who tgo back by train, plan +/- 6h
or +/- 8.30 for those high energy adventurers who wish to return by bike
65 euro p.p. / 50 euro p.p. with own bicycle
incl. guide, bike rental, tour of a brewery of choice and tasting the home brews
possible breweries: Domus, Stella Artois, Hof ten Dormaal, Haacht, Van Campenhout, Het Anker
excl. train ticket
leaves from the Leuven Leisure office, Tiensestraat 5 (50m from Grote Markt) or from Mechelen
request via hello@leuvenleisure.com

Optional:
* with electric bike (+10 euro)
* a visit to a up to four additional breweries of your choice
* lunch or dinner at Het Anker brewery in Mechelen or Domus micro brewery in Leuven
* stop at Cafe Maritime, the old lock guardhouse in Tildonk

> Good to know
No minimum number of participants required; for <8 participants minimum fixed price of 8 participants applies


Ride more? http://leuvenrides.leuvenleisure.com/en