This brewery has had quite an interesting journey over the last decade.
In 2013 it was elected as Ratebeer’s Best New Belgian Brewery, which was quite the accolade for a brewer who made the step up from homebrewer. The beers were being brewed as Brouwerij Anders, which offers contract brewing for quite a few Belgian and other international beer labels.
The early success allowed the founding of a new brewery in the town of Zeebrugge, near the historic city of Brugge. Continued growth of the brewery ultimately led to its sale to Brouwerij De Leite in June 2021.
And this beer certainly played its part in the success of the brewery, having been awarded the title of Best Saison at the World Beer Awards in 2017.
Brewed with wheat and pils malt, Magnum hops for bittering and then a little dry-hopping with a mix of Amarillo, Cascade, Citra and Saaz. It makes for a light and zesty saison, with hints of citrus mixing with the light farmhouse character. It finishes dry with a little prickly hop bitterness.