Day #2 - Brewery Tours

In the morning you will have the pleasure of visiting Cantillon, one of the oldest Lambic producers in Belgium. Entering this family-owned brewery feels like stepping into a time capsule, taking you back to the end of the 19th century. You'll see equipment from the 19th century and the smell of oak vats and fermentation is everywhere! During the visit, you will have a chance to taste these world famous sour ales.

After a wonderful lunch, we are ready to learn more about spontaneous fermentation, lactobacillus and brettanomices bruxellensis.  Our next visit will be to Brouwerij Boon, the world's leading producer of Lambic.  The brewery is located in Lembeek, a village just outside of Brussels.  Here you will find a brand new brew house and an interesting mix of new technology and centuries-old traditions!  After a Lambic tasting in the cultural center of the village, we will drive to our hotel and prepare for our dinner.