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Bockor Brewery joins Belgian Family Brewers

06/09/2012

In 2007, some Belgian Breweries founded the association "Belgian Family Brewers". To become a member of this association, breweries must follow some strict conditions. Bockor Brewery now joints this association and is proud to wear the BFB label.

Bockor Brewery joined the BFB with following beers: OMER. Traditional Blond, VanderGhinste Oud Bruin, Cuvée des Jacobins, Rosé Max, Framboise Max, Kriek Jacobins and Geuze Jacobins.

Family Brewers

The members of the non-profit association Belgian Family Brewers are Belgian breweries which have been brewing beer in Belgium for at least 50 years non-stop. Together they represent 15% of Belgian brewers, with a total of more than 1,500 years of experience in traditional beer brewing.

The association's objective is to promote historic, independent family breweries which bring genuine added value to the identity and authenticity of Belgian brewing methods. This is a worthy cause, since beer brewing is a skilled craft which has been passed down from generation to generation in Belgian families over the centuries. Authentic Belgian beers therefore deserve to be recognised in a way which distinguishes them from other beers.

With its label of authenticity, the association of Belgian Family Brewers wants to offer the consumer a guarantee of the origin and traditional production of authentic Belgian beers. With more than 500 beers, Belgium is definitely the land of beer. As market figures confirm, Belgium's annual beer output is 18 310 726 hl , 55% of which is for export. Yet despite this, beer lovers in Belgium and abroad have no guarantee that they are buying a genuinely original and traditional Belgian beer. Thanks to the quality label that Belgian Family Brewers launched on 8 November 2007, there will be no further doubts about the Belgian origin and the traditional production process of these regional or special beers.

Finally, Belgian Family Brewers wishes to put an end to the misuse of the name "Belgian beer" abroad. There have been cases in other countries of beers wrongly being given a bogus Belgian quality label. The official BFB quality label will now enable this confusion to be brought to an end. In this way, Belgian Family Brewers also wishes to enhance the international standing of authentic Belgian beers.

In short, the consumer who sees a beer carrying the BFB logo will know that it:

  •  is a genuine Belgian beer brewed in Belgium
  • comes from an independent family brewery that has been making beer for at least 50 years, and is thus a traditional brewery
  • is an original beer, no copies of which are sold under any other name or label

You can find more information about BFB on www.belgianfamilybrewers.be