The ingredients we use
Water, malt, hops and yeast are the 4 basic ingredients used to brew beer. We would like to explain to you how we source these basic ingredients.
We buy the malt from malt houses in Belgium and abroad. In these malt houses, the barley soaks up 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.
Beer owes its bitter taste to the hop cones of the female hop plant. The hops for our beers come 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 yeast has been added. Every beer has a specific taste depending on the type of yeast strain used. We use three types of fermentation: top, 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 will gladly share the next three ingredients with you: