De Gouden Boom Brewery Museum, Brugge

De Gouden Boom Brewery Museum, Brugge

The De Gouden Boom Brewery Museum was opened by one of the best known beer companies in Bruges. It is housed in a functioning malt house where beer is still brewed.

The De Gouden Boom brewery dates back to 1577 and opened as a small inn called the Hamerken or Hammer. It was named after the De Gouden Boom jousting tournament that takes place in Bruges every five years. The first tournament took place as part of the celebrations of the marriage of Duke Charles the Bold and Margaret of York in 1478. De Gouden Boom means tree with a gilded trunk which is also the motif of the brewery. Today, it belongs to the Vanneste family and makes four products, a wit beer called the Bruges Tarwebier, the Brugse Tripel and two abbey beers called SteenBruges Dubbel and SteenBruges Tripel .

The De Gouden Boom brewery museum is housed in two rooms in the upper part of the malt house. The entrance is separate from the brewery and it is open for public viewing from May to October. Exhibits on display include a variety of early and recent bottling machines, bottler capping machines, beer trays, barrels, barrel making equipment, wooden shoes worn by workers and portraits of the Vanneste family. A separate beer tasting room is also located next to the museum for visitors to sample the fine products offered by the brewery.

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Sight Name: De Gouden Boom Brewery Museum
Sight Location: Brugge, Belgium
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries Tour II  

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