club was founded in 1978. It is the oldest club in
Belgium with the highest number of members.
From 1986 on we work under a legal
structure (vzw). Our aim is to bring collectors of
brewery-publicity together. Therefore the club
organises swap-meetings with focus on swapping.
Professional dealers are banned
The Gambrinusclub organises 5
meetings per year. 2 local meetings in Deurne
(Antwerp) and 3 international meetings. Amongst
those 3 meetings are 2 well known places : Deinze in
the month of March and Hoegaarden in November. The
third one depends on the supporting brewery.
The Gambrinusclub has a quarterly
magazine, called the "Gambrinus Magazine". Besides
the announcement of activities and general
information about the club, we have our fixed
features : the new mats, the new labels, new brand
names, short news from the brewery-world and also a
members-corner in which members can ask for items
they are looking for or items they want to offer. In
each magazine we have a history of a brewery (closed
or still working). We illustrate this article with a
lot of pictures of the brewery and attributes of
We have 2 services for the members.
One for beer mats(BV) and one for beer labels (BE).
Twice a year a parcel is sent to the members who
signed up for that service.
In our shop we sell some books. A
catalogue of playing cards from Belgian breweries.
The same for dripmats. The Brauerei-Verzeichnis
Belgien (an inventory of 4000 Belgian breweries). We
also have a book of the Belgian beer names which we
are currently reworking.