The Cantillon brewery was born in 1900 in Brussels at a time when the capital was home to around seventy gueuzeries. Today there is only her left in town since the others are located west of Brussels in the Pajottenland.
Family brewery since the beginning, it is both the favorite brewery of American Beer-geeks and that of supporters of the Union Saint-Gilloise (preferred football club of the Cantillon brewery and sponsored by it).
Although the brewery has had its ups and downs over the past century, it has risen entirely from its ashes since the early 1990s. Installed at the same address since 1937, it is located in an old warehouse with exposed brick walls whose only tenant is time, two cats and the few spiders that somehow survive them.
Time is also of crucial importance for the brewery. So around a wall in the brewery, we can read the quote "Time does not respect what is done without it". This crucial dimension to the maturation of lambic.
Recently it is the fifth generation who got involved, after Paul & Marie, Georgette Fernande Robert & Marcel, Claude & Jean-Pierre and Jean & Nathalie it is Florian who perpetuates this tradition of producing lambic and the geuze.
Located in Anderlecht, a stone's throw from the Gare du Midi, the brewery also houses the Brussels Museum of Gueuze, and will reveal all its secrets to you.