“I had a passion for craft beer before I decided to give up my day job and go for it,” explains Antoine. “I couldn’t find the beer I really loved and wanted to buy, so I thought I’d do it myself. “Surprisingly there isn’t much competition, although the situation is changing now, so I managed to start up quite easily.” This cosy shop boasts around 450 labels, stocking popular Belgian craft beers as well as a number of international ones. Locals come in droves to seek out Antoine’s latest finds. “I only choose from independent smallmedium breweries,” explains Antoine. “You won’t find any industrial brands in my shop, and I stock about 50/50 Belgian and international craft beers.”