BREWDOG. What an awesome name. I’m no big beer lover. But when I saw the fabulous brewery / bar across Central Station, I had to go in and that’s how I discovered what I assume will become a milestone for the many beer lovers of the city.
Brewdog’s history is so cool that it deserves a couple of words. It all started when Martin, James and their dog got bored of the industrially brewed lagers and ales and decided to brew their own beer. It was 2007 and at the age of 24, Martin and James started out with tiny batches, filling the bottles manually and selling at local markets or out of their beat up old van. Today, there are almost 30 bars and they’re still growing rapidly.
With Belgium (and Brussels’) beer history, it was only natural that Brewdog set up their campsite. They serve a wide range of Brewdog beers as well as some other Belgian guest beers. You can also have brunch or a snack and enjoy the beautiful industrial-like 550 m2. The wood-decked terrace is fantastic as well, looking over the city. All in all, a great plan for the weekend or afterwork.
BrewDog, 20 Putterie, Brussels. Open: Sunday – Thursday : 10:00 am to 01:00 am and Friday – Saturday : 10:00 am to 02:00 am.