Brouwerij de Ryck – True Family Brewers

An de Ryck with her children and companions, Miek van Melkebeke and Bram van Melkebeke.
An de Ryck with her children and companions, Miek van Melkebeke and Bram van Melkebeke.

Brewery De Ryck, in the village of Herzele in the Flemish Ardennes, is the smallest of the Belgian Family Brewers. Dating back to 1886, the brewery is now run by fourth and fifth generation, and the future is looking bright. The brewery used to produce only three beers, darker in colour and only on tap in the local region. In 2007, bottles were introduced and new beers followed.

We began our brewery visit with a short introduction to the brewery history. Today, it’s run by An de Ryck, fourth generation of the family, and the first female brewing engineer in Belgium. She’s assisted by her son, Bram, and daughter Miek, and just one more employee. Læs mere Brouwerij de Ryck – True Family Brewers