List of products by brand Corsendonk
Corsendonk beer is well-known around the globe. The beer itself and the bottles were made a registered trademark. The simplicity of the design of the bottles recalls the early Middle Ages
Corsendonk is a Belgian brand of abbey-style beers.
From its foundation in 1398 the Priory of Corsendonk comprised a rather important brewery and malt-house. This can be seen on the plate by Lucas Vosterman from 1659, which was included in Sanderus’ Corographia Sacra Brabantiae. One can clearly see the windmills, the granary, the malt-house and the brewery with the water-well next to it.
In 1784 the Austrian Emperor Jozef II ordered that the monastery and the brewery had to be closed.
From 1906 onwards the brewing tradition of Old Turnhout was continued by Antonius Keersmaekers and in his brewery the famous Pater beer was brewed.
In 1982 the Corsendonk brand was introduced by the Keersmaekers firm in Oud-Turnhout, a former brewery which had become a retailer even though it continued to call itself a brewery. The beers are made elsewhere.