2014 Global Beer Network Fun and Beer Consumer Trip

Click on the thumbnail pictures  above to get a preview of the Breweries/Sights that we will be seeing!!!

September 19th, 2014 Friday
You will need to find your own transportation to the first hotel which is the Hotel Novotel in Brussels.
2pm.--- Check-in at Hotel Novotel in Brussels.
3pm - Meet/Greet in the Hotel Novotel Bar in Brussels. We will have our first beer together in the hotel bar.   
4-6pm - Walking tour of the city centre and visit of Delirium Cafe.
6:30-9 pm ‐ Dinner at La Rose Blanche Restaurant on the Grand Place.
9:30pm ‐ Experience the nightlife in the Capital Brussels.  We will try to visit Mort Subite, Poesjenellekelder, and Moeder Lambic.


September 20th, 2014 Saturday

9:00-10am - Tour of Brussels by bus:
visit Atomium, Royal Palace  and other sights.  

10:30-12:30pm. -  Drive to De Dolle Brouwers in Esen by Dikmuide.                           
12:30‐1:30pm - Visit and tasting at De Dolle Brouwers.
1:30-2:30pm - Lunch in Diksmuide.
3-4:30pm - Visit  and tasting at Struise Brouwers.
6-8pm ‐ BBQ Dinner  at Schraevenacker in Oostvleteren.
8:30-9:30pm ‐  Attend The Last Post Ceremony in leper.                                              
10:00-10:30pm ‐  Check-in to Albion  Hotel in Ypres.
10:30pm.--- Pubcrawl to be determined.

September 21st, 2014 Sunday


9:30-10am ‐ Travel to Brewery Van Eecke in Watou.
10-12pm ‐ Visit and tasting at Brewery Van Eecke in Watou.
12:30am-1:30 pm.- Visit of the newly renovated Hop Museum in Poperinge.            
1:30-3pm - Lunch and Free-Time (We will have sandwiches near the Hops parade. 
3-5pm ‐ Attend the Hops Parade. 
5-7pm.-   Dinner at the Famous Hommelhof with Danny and Phillip from Brewery Van Eecke.
7:30-?pm- Pubcrawl in Ypres for those interested. 

September 22nd, 2014  Monday


8:30-9:45am - Travel to Brewery Boelens in Belsele.
10-12pm - Tour and tasting at Brewery Boelens in Belsele                
12-2pm - Lunch in Sint Niklaas.
2-3:30pm - Travel to Brasserie de Silly. 
3:30-5:30pm.-  Visit and tasting at Brasserie de Silly.
5:30-7:30pm - Dinner at Aux 9 Tilleuls in Silly with Lionel from Brasserie de Silly.
7:30-8:30pm.- Drive to and check-in to our Hotel Ghent River  in Ghent. 
9:00-?pm.- Pubcrawl in Ghent or those interested!!!


September 23rd, 2014 Tuesday


9:00-10:00am - T.B.A.                     
10:00-12:00pm - TBA
12:00-1:30pm - TBA
1:30‐3:30pm -  Travel to Brewery Timmermans. 
3:30-5:00pm - Tour and tasting at Brewery Timmermans.
5-7pm ‐ Drive to our Hotel Martin's  in Brugge and Check-in                                                             
7-9pm - Medieval Dinner at Le Trappiste (our tour guide's bar) in Brugge with Stefaan and  Kristof  from Brewery Musketeers.
9:30-?pm.- Pubcrawl with Stefaan and Kristof  from Brewery Musketeers for those interested.


September 24th, 2014, Wednesday.


Free-Time in Brugge.
12-2pm. -  TBA.
2:30-4:30pm - Scenic walk and Pubcrawl in Brugge or more  free-time. (the choice is yours.)
4:30-5pm.- Travel to Oostende.

5-6:30pm — Explore Oostende.
6:30-9:30pm.- Dinner at Botteltje in Oostende.
10pm. -- Pubcrawl To Be Determined. 

September 25th, 2014 Thursday 


9-10am.--- Travel to Brewery Bavik in Bavikhove. 
10-12pm - Tour and Tasting at Brewery Bavik in Bavikhove.                    
12-12:30pm.--- Drive to Trak 75 Restaurant. (old railway station)
12:30-2:30pm..- Lunch at Trak 75 Restaurant. (old railway station)
3:30-5:30pm. ‐ Visit and tasting at Brewery Van Steenberge in Ertvelde.
6-8pm.---- Mussel Dinner in Phillipinne. 
8:30-9:30pm.---- Drinks at a nearby Pub. 
9:30-10pm.--- Travel back to our Hotel in Brugge. 
10pm.--- Pubcrawl To Be  Determined.

September 26th, 2014, Friday


9-10:30am.--- Travel to Brewery Dubisson in Pipaix.
10:30-12pm.---- Visit and tasting   at Brewery Dubisson in Pipaix  and a light lunch.

2:30-5:30pm.----- Visit of the Castle in Chimay and the Abbey Grounds. 
6:00-8:00pm.--- Dinner in Chimay 
8-9pm.--- Travel back to Brugge.
9-?pm.----  Pubcrawl in Brugge for those interested. 


September 27th, 2014,Saturday


9:30-11AM.--- Travel to Brewery Cantillon  in Brussels
11-12:30pm.--- Visit and  tasting at Brewery Cantillon in Brussels.
1:30-2:30pm.---- Lunch at Brasserie de Tubize. 
2:30-4pm.---- Visit and tasting at Brasserie de Tubize.  
4:30-6pm.---- Visit and tasting  at Gueuzerie Tilquin in Rebecq.
7-9pm.--- Our Last Dinner together in Brussels. 
9pm.--- Travel  to our last hotel (Hotel Ibis)  near the Airport. 

September 28th, 2014, Sunday.

Stay in Belgium longer or go home; the choice is yours!!!!