Legendary Belgian brewery specialising in Flemish sour reds and oude bruins.
The Rodenbach Brewery was founded in 1836 by Pedro Rodenbach and his wife Regina Wauters, a rich brewer’s daughter. Their grandson Eugène Rodenbach took over as manager in 1878 and, influenced by the popular sour brown ales while training at a brewery in London, he introduced the oak foeders (giant barrels) that provide Rodenbach beers with their special character and optimising the maturation process.
In 2000 the buildings and foeder chambers were completely renovated with the addition of a brand new brewhouse and visitor centre. The world-famous foeder rooms with their 294 vertical foeders, some of which date back 150 years have all been declared a site of industrial heritage.
Today Rodenbach brew a wide selection of speciality beers, the "classic" Rodenbach, a blend of three-quarters young and one-quarter older beer that has matured on oak for two years remains their flagship beer. The Rodenbach Vintage is a Grand Cru that has matured for two years in a specially selected foeder and the Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, a variety of the Rodenbach Vintage that has matured for another six months with fresh cherrys and cranberries. All are produced using mixed-fermentation.