Whether you are in the Dutch-speaking or French-speaking part of Belgium, beer is fundamental. Strong and tasty, drinking good beer is the ultimate Belgian experience. Brewing in Belgium is an ancient tradition dating back to medieval times. Throughout the centuries, techniques have improved and Belgium still has beer running in its DNA with over 180 breweries.
Belgium’s brewing abilities reach as far back as the 11th century, long before it even became an independent country. Brewing beer was a good way to make money and people drank more of it as water was not particularly sanitary.