This exciting new tour focuses on the black beers of Belgium and was inspired by Kaffee Bazaar in Ypres, the only café we know which has a separate, huge black beer menu and also by our travellers insatiable desire for Struise Brouwers Black Albert beer, a mighty 13%abv Royal Belgian Stout. We will visit breweries who make great dark beers and cafes with a tendency that way. A visit to the inimitable De Struise Brouwers will form part of the Tour. The original May 2020 scheduled Tour was booked out at its full complement, and because of social distancing measures on our coach we have decided to run TWO Belgian Black Beer Tours in 2021, one in March and one in October. They will cover similar visits, but might have some differences - depends on who is open and new stuff coming along! Read more.
Updated 21 November 2020
Thursday 29 April 2021 – Monday 03 May 2021
Friday 4 June – Tuesday 8 June 2021
Tuesday 3 August- Sunday 8 August 2021
Thursday 07 October - Tuesday 12 October 2021
Friday 24 December - Tuesday 28 December 2021
Wednesday 14 September – Monday 19 September 2022
‘Never got the chance to say thanks. So thanks! for a great trip. Thoroughly enjoyed it’. Bob Hamilton
First: your host should have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Belgian beer and years of ﬁrst-hand experience of the most atmospheric Belgian beer cafés and bars, brewery taps and restaurants in which to sample the very best of Belgian beer.
Secondly, to travel in style and relax in comfort, safe in the knowledge that your tour will run seamlessly, and that your accommodation will be comfortable and situated close to your tour’s points-of-interest.
So who checks all those boxes? Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Podge’s Belgian Beer Tours. Chris ‘Podge’ Pollard knows more about Belgian beer than anyone on the planet. Book a Belgian Beer Tour today!