Since 1809, the Lindeman’s farm at Vezenbeek near Brussels has been owned by seven generations of the same family. Traditionally, the farm would turn its hand to brewing lambic beer during the winter to provide employment for local labourers. Due to its success, the farm dropped its agricultural business in 1930 to concentrate on brewing.
As well as the classic Gueuze and Kriek, Lindemans produces Faro, which was reintroduced to the range in 1978, and Framboise raspberry beer, which it launched in 1980. Thanks to the success of its fruit beers, the brewery launched two new products; Cassis blackberry beer in 1986, and Pecheresse peach lambic in 1987.
Faced with increasing demand, in 1991 the family built a new brewery in order to keep up production levels without letting quality suffer. The new building was three times larger than the original.
Today, the Lindeman’s farm, run by Dirk and Geert Lindemans is entirely filled by the Brewhouse, granaries, and cellars. In 2009 the production capacity was 83,500hl, of which 50% was exported as far afield as Argentina and Japan.