Our late Summer event this year is a guided tour around Het Anker Brewery, Mechelen. The brewery is a family run business that started in the Grand Beguinage in Mechelen five generations ago. It has since developed into an internationally renowned brewery and is home to the famous Gouden Carolus dubbel beer (a recent World Champion beer) and a range of other brews – and even a whiskey.
Het Anker Brewery – guided tour
11:45 (prompt) on Saturday 16th September 2017
Guido Gezellelaan 49
The history of the Beguinage begins in the 15th century, although the brewery was bought and modernised by the Van Breedam family in 1872. The family run company continued to grow and in 2010 the 17th century family farm (at Blaasveld) was transformed into a whiskey distillery, the whiskey launched three years later has already won several international awards. The tour of the brewery, starting at 12 noon, will be in English, and will last around 90 minutes. Beer tasting is included! For those who wish to, after the tour, we will book a table for lunch at the Brewery’s brasserie (at own expense).
Cost of participation is €7.50 per person and the maximum group size is 25 – so it will be ‘first paid, first registered’.To reserve your seat(s), or to obtain more information, please contact RSC Belgium section secretary, Becki Scott, via email – firstname.lastname@example.org – . Confirmation of your reservation will require transfer of the full amount (€7.50 per person) to the RSC Belgium bank account (details below). Please also indicate whether you would like to stay on for lunch.
The Royal Society of Chemistry Belgium Section
IBAN BE 91 3630 8144 4876
Please add the reference ‘Het Anker 2017’ to your transfer.The date and time of payment will be used to determine priority for places on the tour and if we are oversubscribed a reserve list will be established