I went in 2015. 4 guys in a car driving from brewery to brewery. Lots of people do the buses, but we liked being able to go in and out as we please. Hanssens had tokens for pours, including a 1yo lambic pour out of the barrel. 3F was pretty boring, pouring the basic beers and doing tours of the new brewing facility and old barrel room. I would recommend going this year though. With the new facility and investor backing I'd expect their part of the Toer to be much better. Oud Beersel had a brand new tasting room among all the old stuff, which was fun to see. They also were doing a bbq outside of sausage and two pigs. Lindemans was a massive party, also doing tokens for pours. Their packaging line is IMPRESSIVE. Boon is huge, but not nearly as big as Lindemans. They opened up their facility with a walk through similar to going through Stew Leonards. At the end was a tent to drink and a tent to buy bottles.Very cool. Wonder what it's like. Can anyone on this thread who's been give a summary of what Toer de Geuze entails? I found some videos of previous events but none are in English.
For the most part it seemed like there were lots of locals who have done the Toer, and wanted to hang out and party at their local brewery. Then there were new tourists hitting up as much as they could.
If I could go this year I'd try to hit De Troch and Tilquin. De Troch has been doing more traditional lambic lately. We didn't go to Tilquin because we went to the English Beer Fest held there, but I'd want to get the full tour.
Bus or drive, you'll have a great time. I didn't drink a lot (I was the driver), and really can't get drunk on lambic anyways.