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Izegem, Belgium

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Kasteel about

Kasteel is a Belgian family brewery founded in 1865 in Werken by Amandus Vanhonsebrouk. He was the city major and the brewery was part of his farm. In 1900, Amandus son, Emile took the business and moved into the family farm, but after some family problems, he decided to leave Werken and found a brewery in Ingelmunster, called Sint Jozef. After WWI, they expanded their facilities, paying half of the construction workers salary in beer.

In 1956, they focus in the production of a brown ale called Bacchus, changing the brewery name again to Vanhonsebrouck. Next year, they started to brew Gueuze and Kriek Lambics with the St Louis brand. But in 1990's Brussels' producers forbud the use of Lambic denomination for beers outside the Seine valley, but made and exception with the Vanhonsebrouck family. After 1991, they introduced the Kasteel brand, and in 2016 they closed the old brewery in Ingelmunster, moving to the new Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck brewery in Emelgem.

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