Water, malt, hops and yeast are the 4 basic ingredients to brew beer. We would like to explain you how we get these basic ingredients.
We buy the malt from domestic and foreign malt houses. In this malt houses, the barely soaks in water to germinate at become malt. When choosing malt, we are very critical because the malt is very important for the colour, aroma and flavour of our beers.
The bitter taste of beer is due to the hop cones of the female hop plant. The hops for our beers comes from all over the world such as from Germany, the Czech Republic and the United States. We also often buy hop cones in our own country, more specifically in Poperinge.
Alcohol is only present in beer after the addition of yeast. Every beer has a specific taste depending on the type of yeast strain. We use three types of fermentation: high, spontaneous and mixed fermentation.
To give our beers a unique taste, we add sugar, spices, fruit or even liqueur to certain beers.
Of course, we are not revealing all our secrets, but we gladly share the next three ingredients with you: