List of products by brand Boon
One of the most prestigious authentic Lambic-beer producers.
Since 1975, Boon Brewery has been owned and run by Frank Boon, one of the pioneers of the authentic lambic and gueuze revival. But the first signs of the brewery date back to 1680, as a farm-brewery and distillery in the village of Lembeek. In 1860 Louis Paul bought the brewery to brew only lambic and faro. From 1875, he began bottling gueuze lambic. In 1898, Pierre Troch bought the brewery. But after the economic crisis of 1927, it came into the hands of Joseph De Vits. His son, Rene is renowned for the production of soft and fine gueuze lambic. As Rene De Vits had no children, he sold the brewery to Frank Boon. Lambic of excellent quality is aged in oak barrels made of wood that that can be up to 250 years old. For this purpose, Boon Brewery has a park of more than 100 horizontal casks averaging 8,000 litres capacity each. Over the years, the casks were purchased from brewers and winemakers in Europe. Only old oak barrels are used, as new oak contains too many tannins and is therefore better suited to wine, not beer. The barrels are carefully maintained, because oak leaves just enough oxygen to support the development of the yeasts that stimulate the spontaneous fermentation that creates the finest gueuze.