Halle produces a traditional lambic variety of beer brewed in the Pajottenland region since the 13th century. The process gives the beer its distinctive flavour. Old Geuze Boon VAT 31 was crowned by the World Beer Awards as the ′′World’s Best Geuze” in 2021!

Boon brewery

Local Boon Beer Brewery tour

Local Boon Beer Brewery tour only on Saturdays at 14.00 and takes about 2 hours. €10 per person (ages 12 or less for free). Available only on pre-reservation and based on availability.

Brewery shop

Brewery shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 18:00.

how to get there

The Boon Brewery is 4.5 km from Hallerboss B&B. It’s a beautiful walk or you can take the 15 min bus ride from the ”Mooi Vergezicht” bus stop (600m from Hallerbos B&B, on Krabos street between Hallerbosstraat and Plattesteen streets).

About the brewery…

Boon Brewery (Brouwerij Boon) produces geuze and kriek beer of a fairly traditional lambic variety, but using modern brewing techniques and equipment. Lambic is a type of beer brewed in the Pajottenland region since the 13th century.  Lambic differs from most other beers in that it is fermented through exposure to wild yeasts and bacteria native to the Zenne valley, as opposed to exposure to carefully cultivated strains of brewer’s yeast. This process gives the beer its distinctive flavour: dry, vinous, and cidery, often with a tart aftertaste. Other products of the brewery include Faro beer and Duivelsbier, the traditional beer of Halle.

Old Geous Boon VAT 31 was crowned by the World Beer Awards as the ′′World’s Best Geuze” in 2021! Making this beer took 5 and a half years of continuous quality care and use of ideal raw materials, brewing, four and a half years of ripening in an oak barrel and finally another year of ripening in the bottle.

De Cort Belgian Farm Distillery

Distillery tours

Tours are €20 per person and take about 2 hours. Available only on pre-reservation and based on availability. Also available on specific dates: see our Seasonal events page.

Distillery shop

Distillery shop is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 to 18:00.

how to get there

De Cort Belgian Farm Distillery is 12 km from Hallerboss B&B. You can take the bus from the ”Mooi Vergezicht” bus stop (600m from Hallerbos B&B, on Krabos street between Hallerbosstraat and Plattesteen streets).

About the distillery…

Jaak’s cousin, Manu De Cort, operates the family-owned De Cort Belgian Farm Distillery in Pepingen. In July 2021, their Potato Vodka, Belgium Beer Brandy Blond, Unplugged Non Alcoholic and Pastis Grand Cru won Gold Medals and the De Cort London Dry Bio Gin won a Silver Medal from the prestigious World Spirits Trophy competition. Taste and take a tour with Manu and his wife Sofie and son Arthur in this the only warm distillery in Pajottenland and the Zenne Valley, as they make their own alcohol from their own agricultural raw materials – apples, maize, potatoes, wheat and barley.

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