Castle and Brewery 2021

Visit Brewery Oud Beersel and Walk to the Castle

Saturday 8 May 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 17 July 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 18 Sept 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.

Discover how the Oud Beersel Brewery and the famous Beersel Castle are connected on a guided walk.

On our walk, just to the south of Brussels and in the Green Belt of Flemish Brabant, we’ll discover two gems nestled in the heart of the Zenne Valley: the Oud Beersel Brewery and Beersel Castle.

This walk is part of the ‘Guided tours for internationals’ of Tourism Flemish Brabant.

The tale of an authentic Geuze brewery

Our journey begins with a guided tour of the Oud Beersel Brewery.
Our guides introduce you to how spontaneous fermentation and wild yeasts are used to brew Lambic and how important blending Oude Geuze and Oude Kriek is to the process.
Naturally, you’ll get to taste the ‘Oude Geuze’ (and a Kriek infused chocolate) while you’re there.

Afterwards, we’ll take a stroll through the brewery’s ‘Kriekerij’ out into the wilderness, where the views of Brussels and its surroundings are as beautiful as they are impressive.

Beersel Castle

It was in 1489 that Beersel Castle was bombarded by an angry French militia bent on thwarting the rule of Maximilian I, the then Holy Roman Emperor.
So, what’s the point in telling you this now? Well, it was just behind the Oud Beersel Brewery that the cannon shots were fired.
We’ll fill you in on the details of this historical event during the nature walk.
Once we reach Beersel Castle, we’ll give you a brief introduction to the basics about it.
The day rounds of perfectly with… a chance to sample a true Lambic beer!

Programme

10:00 a.m.: Guided tour of the Oud Beersel Brewery , 1 tasting ‘Oude Geuze’ praline ‘Oud Beersel’

11:00a.m.: Nature walk to Beersel Castle, storytelling about Beersel Castle’s bombardment

11:30 a.m.: Beersel Castle entry, short introduction, 1 tasting ‘Lambic beer’

12:00 a.m.: End

Dates & Times
Saturday 8 May 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 17 July 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday 18 Sept. 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Price
€18
This price includes the guided tour, including tastings + entry ticket to Beersel Castle + praline “Oud Beersel”

Registration
Please use this link to register: 

Max. number of participants:
25 persons

Activity time
2 hours

Practical
Starting point: Oud Beersel Brewery, Laarheidestraat 230-232, 1650 Beersel
Final destination: Beersel Castle, Lotsestraat 65, 1650 Beersel

Those travelling by car walk back to the brewery after the castle visit.

Those travelling by public transport :
. Bus 154 “De Lijn” stops at the door of Brewery Oud Beersel
. You can go straight from the castle to the Beersel Station nearby

Drop by sometime for one of our activities. We’d love to see you there!

‘De Geuzen van Oud Beersel’
activiteiten@vzwdegeuzen.be