Belgian Beer culture
Rich traditions and exciting innovations
Famous for its extensive range of beer styles, Belgium boasts a brewing heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. Many of its top brewmasters still use the same recipes and brewing methods that have been passed down from one generation to the other. Westmalle, Duvel, Rodenbach, Rochefort, Delirium Tremens, Hoegaarden, La Chouffe, Orval, Karmeliet, Chimay, Boon, Westvleteren: these are just some of the world-renowned brands that became household names across the globe.
At the same time, a new wave of innovative craft brewers stood up. These brewers have been exploring new ingredients, recipes and brewing methods. They are adding new exciting vibes, keeping Belgium’s beer scene alive, kicking and future-proof.
Rosa Merckx (1924 - 2023) - first female head brewer
“You create beer like an artist would create a painting”
Culinary treats and Belgian Beer
Love of food and flavour is in a Fleming’s blood, and good taste is rooted in our DNA. In Flanders, food lovers taste flavors and dishes they can't find anywhere else, thanks to the variety in local products. We are living the good life.