The latest taproom that opened in the Brussels region, is a bit special. CoHop is not just a brewery, but actually a cooperative of a couple of former gypsy brewers that had been around for a while already, and… CoHop! They all share a 20hl brewing installation and 13 fermenters together—taking turns brewing—and a nice mezzanine taproom with 24 taps, on the historic Arsenal site in Etterbeek.
The four breweries that make up CoHop, are Witloof, DrinkThatBeer, Janine Boulangerie-Brasserie, and 1B2T (1 Bière 2 Tartines). Then there are also beers simply released under the name of CoHop, brewed by one of the staff members of the ‘brewpub’. Together, they fill up the draught board pretty well, although there usually is room for a couple of guest beers as well. Sometimes there are even tap takeovers, so far mainly by breweries in and near Brussels!
One of there cooperating breweries—Janine— also being a bakery, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their bread features on the food menu: the organic hotdogs—both meaty and veggie—and croque monsieurs are made with their bread. Also available in the bar during its opening hours—Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm to midnight—are tapas, dry sausages, and of course cheese!
There actually is a sandwich shop on the ground floor—also using bread from Janine, of course—but it’s only open around noon, when the bar is still closed…
The mezzanine bar—providing a nice bird’s eye view of the brewery—seems quite roomy, but the elevated part of the bar also serves as a stage for the numerous events, like concerts, quizzes, and stand-up comedy shows.
These days, starting a new, actual brewery isn’t easy, and However, by working together four gypsy breweries finally found a home, in a beautiful location, that definitely is worth a visit!
- Up to 24 beers on draught
- Most brewed in house
- Some guest beers
- Hot Dogs
- Croque Monsieurs
- Tapas, dry sausages, and cheese
What have people been drinking here recently?
- Carolien Mantels is drinking a Triple Sandy at CoHop
- Lord Craig Stephan is drinking a Dirty Drinky at CoHop
- Paolo De Bernardin is drinking a Night Rider at CoHop
- Paolo De Bernardin is drinking a Claude at CoHop
- Sybil is drinking a Völva Kveik at CoHop
- Paolo De Bernardin is drinking a Nopal IPA at CoHop
- Paolo De Bernardin is drinking a Saison & Seizoen at CoHop
- Jan Lichota is drinking a Claude at CoHop
- Jan Lichota is drinking a Hāpi Kiwi at CoHop
- Nicolas Geelen is drinking a Night Rider at CoHop