Het Anker Brewery


Het Anker Brewery

Brewery Het Anker enjoys worldwide fame with the renowned Golden Carolus beer. It dates from 1471 and is one of the oldest breweries in Belgium. The three copper kettles in the brewing hall date from just after the Second World War.

The building underwent a major refurbishment in the nineties. Charles Leclef, the fifth generation of the family, restored the old buildings and modernised the cooling, fermentation and lagering installations.

The multi-award winning special beers Gouden Carolus Classic and Gouden Carolus Tripel are still brewed here today in the authentic brewing hall with copper boilers.

The Golden Carolus exists in different versions. The best-known one is undoubtedly the Golden Carolus Classic. This special beer again won the gold medal at the World Beer Awards in 2012, as one of the 7 best beers in the world. The jury described the winning beer as follows: "Full and rich smell of syrup and toffee. Powerful yet soft. Full-bodied beer with rich fruit flavours and a long, warm aftertaste".

Tickets for a tour of brewery Het Anker or distillery Molenberg or more information are available at the hotel reception. 

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