The brewery has been in the hands of the Bosteels family for over 200 years and seven generations. Their forefather, Evarist Bosteels, established the brewery in 1791. After that came Jozef, who had three sons: Frans – for thirteen years the Mayor of Buggenhout – Martin and Lodewijk, of whom the first two learnt the brewer’s trade. Leon Bosteels, Martin’s son, later took over the helm, after which in 1938 Antoine Bosteels carried on the brewing dynasty as Leon’s son.
We are proud to offer the following beers from Brouwerij Bosteels:
* Tripel Karmeliet – Brewed with oats, barley and wheat, Tripel Karmeliet has soft, full, rich grain character with hints of banana, vanilla, and a slight, pleasing bubble-gum aroma. A restrained hop bitterness offers perfect balance and a gentle counterpart to its substantial maltiness.
* Pauwel Kwak – Kwak is rich amber in color with a slightly sweet, generously malty character. Hops are subdued, but present a well-considered balance with the juicy ripeness of grain and a fruity, meringue softness.