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Vander Ghinste Releases a Special Beer For Its 125th Anniversary

Omer Vander Ghinste has announced a special beer for its 125th anniversary. For more details, see below:

Belgium: 125 years of the Omer Vander Ghinste brewery is a cause for celebration. We want to present a gift to our consumers, whose loyalty has ensured the brewery’s continued existence for 125 years now. The brewery is running a 125th-anniversary special offer. During the first two weeks of May, every customer will receive a unique, limited edition, 75 cl anniversary bottle of OMER. with every 12 bottles of OMER. in order to raise a toast to our anniversary together. The offer is available at Colruyt, Delhaize, Spar and Makro, but also at quality beer dealers and drive-in beverage retailers. Customers will have to be quick, as the bottles will only be available while stocks last.

A brief history

On 17 May 1892, 23-year- old Omer Vander Ghinste officially started his business by buying the village brewery in Bellegem. The only publicity he made for his beers were the stained glass windows showing the words “Bieren Omer Vander Ghinste” in his pubs. To make sure the stained glass would never have to be replaced, he called his first-born son ‘Omer’. It is a family tradition that is still honoured to this day.

In 2017 – 125 years, five generations and five Omers later – the brewery in the centre of Bellegem has developed into a modern company producing beers of bottom, top, spontaneous and mixed fermentation. Partly thanks to the OMER. beer launched in 2008, the brewery is now very popular throughout Belgium and far beyond. The brewery’s Tripel LeFort was awarded a gold medal at the European Beer Star 2016 in Nürnberg in the category Best Tripel worldwide. This was quite an achievement, since the beer had only been launched earlier that year.

All this success has meant that some changes were in order. To meet ever-increasing demand both locally and abroad, the company is now investing 7 million euros in a new brewing hall to become fully operational in 2018.

We raise a toast in honour of the past 125 years, and above all the future!