Twijnstraat 13, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
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Beer tastings

What we are proud of: our Belgian beers

‘De Vergulde Fontein’ was used in the 14th and 15th century to preserve food and barrels with wine or beer. So you can’t think of a better setting today to taste our Belgian beers!

Explore our Belgian beer styles

Tasting of different Belgian beer styles and explanation by your host. Ideal with friends or colleagues. By appointment.

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Our special beer events

At regular intervals we organize blind tastings or thematic beer tasting. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

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Explore the Belgian beer styles

An interpretation of the Belgian beer styles and a tasting of 6 typical beers. A unique experience to share with friends or colleagues. You can already book this private tasting with a minimum of 4 people.

Belgians are proud of their beers

Today, 300 Belgian breweries brew more than 1500 different beers. Due to the diversity, tradition and the continuous pursuit of quality, Belgian beers are highly regarded internationally.

Belgians are also increasingly drinking special beers where the aromas and flavors can be appreciated. This is what we want to share with our visitors to the “Vergulde Fontein”. This old 14th century (beer) cellar is the ideal setting to venture into a beer tasting with friends or family.

How do we work?

Based on your preferences for bitter, sour or sweet beers, we try to present you a personalized selection of 6 distinctive and high-quality beers. In this way we want to broaden your interest and appreciation for other beer styles (old brown, gueze, tripple, etc.). Because unknown is unloved.

I want to taste !

Location: Vergulde Fontein – Twijnstraat 13 in Bruges
Time: flexible, but preferably between 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
6 different beers (12-15 cl) with distinct aromas and flavors
Languages: Dutch & English
Price: € 20.00 per person – min 4 people
Send us an email to schedule your tasting

Book your tasting

More information? Or you want to plan a tasting?


Enjoy your beer selection and combine this with a local meat platter with a few local specialities such as beer pate, smoked ham, rillette, abbey cheese…. Can also be ordered in small portions.

Price :
€ 25.00 traditional platter (can be shared with 2 people)
€ 10.00 small plate (bread included)


Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our guests say:

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Our special beer tastings

At regular intervals we organize blind tastings or thematic beer tasting. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

Friday, August 23, 2019

“Old Flemish Brown” tasting

Unknown is unloved. This also applies to the Flemish red-brown beers. This beer style, also called old brown, is an old Belgian beer type from the province of West and East Flanders.

7 different beers from the region were tasted blind (10-15 cl).

Ultimately our tasters liked Rodenbach classic, Ichtegemse Grand Cru, Oud Bruin (‘t Verzet) and Vanderghinste the most.

You want to join our next special beer tasting?