I'm developing a 6-night itinerary for Belgium split between Brugge and Ghent for spring 2015 and would like to add brewery tours. My wife may not match my enthusiasm, so I'm hoping for 1-3 tours. I'm most interested in those that haven't adopted more modern methods. The obvious choices are De Halve Maan in Brugge, Gruut brewery in Ghent, and the Cantillon Brewery on a day trip to Brussels.
At the top of my wish list is De Dolle tour in English at 2 p.m. on Sundays in Esen. So far, I haven't found an easy way to get there from Brugge or Ghent. Since we'll be drinking beer, renting a car isn't an option. Any suggestions?
Are there other breweries with tours near Brugge/Ghent/Brussels that you'd recommend?