De Block Brewery
Brewers of Satan, Dendermonde & Kastaar Beers
A long brewing tradition at the De Block Brewery makes a tie between the past and the present. The brewing process is as it always was – an old style craft process, resulting in unique ‘Belgian Special Ales’ that are enjoyed the world over.
The malts, hops and herbs are selected following the De Block family’s own historic recipe and quality standards and the water is sourced from the brewery’s own land. The De Block Brewery is one of the only remaining breweries in the country with a wood oven and open cooling vessels allowing natural ventilation. The complete brewing process at De Block requires significantly more handcraft than commercially produces ales but delivers much healthier and better quality beers.
Hutchinson Imports believe in supplying only the very best ales to our customers and we personally guarantee that all our De Block beers are of the highest quality.
Whilst the brewing of ale has gone on for many hundreds of years, it wasn’t until around the 14th century that brewing as an industry emerged and brewing guilds started to become popular. As a landowner of what was the Duchy of Brabant & Burgundy at this time, Henricus De Bloc already held the brewing rights of the land. However it was only in 1887 when Louis De Block, a miller and agriculturist, married a brewer’s daughter from Baardegem that the Brewery De Block officially came about.
Louis and his wife loved their work and with ambition, persistence and the support of their children, the brewery grew to be very successful. The De Block beer was very well liked and the family was honoured and recognised throughout the land. Over the years, the brewery was passed down through the generations and still remains in the De Block family today.