New multi-sensory experience journeys through Grimbergen’s 900-year history and the art of brewing delicious award-winning Belgian-style beer
Learn about Grimbergen beer, and experience the story of Grimbergen, as well as the Grimbergen Abbey. Taste the delicious beers from the Grimbergen Abbey Brewery and a lot more.
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The Grimbergen Experience invites visitors to step into the rich world of Belgian beer and takes them on a journey through the history of Grimbergen Abbey and a world of exciting flavours, craft, innovation and the Monastic art of brewing that has been mastered by the Father’s on the historic site over centuries.
The Experience is creatively set on a mezzanine overlooking the Abbey Brewery. On entry, visitors are given an RFID Smart tag which they are encouraged to use throughout their visit to bring the Experience to life.
As visitors make their way around the experience, they can catch a glimpse of the brewing process which combines brewing traditions drawn from the ancient books of the abbey’s library with new and innovative techniques to craft unique limited-edition batches of exceptional premium beers.
The Experience is a place to dive in and discover a hidden world of flavour and deliciousness. Visitors even get a personalised beer recommendation based on their time in the experience as well as an opportunity to design their perfect beer.
They can learn about the fine ingredients including hops, some of which are grown by the Father’s in the Abbey Gardens; walk through the brewing process from recipe design to bottling and, they might even see Father Karel Stautemas who combines his life as Provisor at Grimbergen Abbey with being Abbey Brewer.