Crafts

For centuries Averbode Abbey has had a bakery, a cheese-maturing plant and a brewery. Today you can sample these age-old crafts once again in Het Moment.

Brewery You will find our house brewery in the Abbeycafé. Better is almost impossible:

The beer is brewed as you are tasting it. The beer brewed here is called Momentum and not to be confused with the Averbode beer on sale in the store.

The Momentum brand is an exclusive abbey beer with an alcohol content of 5.7%. The ‘standard’ Averbode beer has an alcohol content of 7.5% and can be drunk in three different ways in the Abbey Café: as a draft beer, from a bottle with crown cap (. 33 cl) and from a bottle with cork (75 cl.) . Each has its own distinctive flavour. Taste, experience and enjoy the Averbode moment…

ambachestan Our brewery consists of three boilers of 2000 liters. A brewing cycle lasts 3 weeks.
During this process our home brewer keeps a close eye on everything.
Cheese-maturing Plant In the cheese-maturing Plant occurs the Momentum cheese:

An exclusive product that is matured within the walls of Averbode Abbey. This cheese can only be sampled and bought in Het Moment.

ambachestan The maturation process of the Momentum lasts four weeks before the cheese bread and three weeks before the little round cheese are ready. The cheeses are washed three times per week and rotated.
Bakery In our bakery we're baking bread every day according to the Averbode recipe:

This bread was named Momentum: the taste of bread often depends on the circumstances in which it is baked. It can only be sampled and bought in Het Moment.

ambachestan The specific to the bread are the long commutes, which provide a distinct flavor and fresh shelf life.

Open Time

Abbeystore

From Tuesday 'till Friday

10h 'till 20h

Saturday, sunday and holidays

10h 'till 20h

In Juli and August also open on mondays

Abbeycafé

Winter (from the first week of oktober 'till Eastern holidays

From Tuesday 'till Friday

10h 'till 18h

Saturday, sunday and holidays

10h 'till 20h

Summer (from the start of Eastern holidays 'till the last week of september

From Tuesday 'till Sunday and holidays

10h 'till 20h

In Juli and August also open on mondays

Try our products

The Momentum products are unique!

You can find them in our store or trials in the abbey café

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