Eight generations ago, in 1809, the Lindemans family owned a farm in Vlezenbeek near Brussels. They decided to intensify Lambic brewing activities during winter, when less farm work had to be done.
Due to the growing success of the Lambic, Geuze and Kriek, the brewery became more important and consequently, in 1930, the farm-activities were stopped.
In 1978, Lindemans relaunched the production of Faro, after a period during which it was almost disappeared from the market.
The Framboise was launched in 1980 and due to the success of the fruit-beers, they created 2 new beers: Cassis (black current beer) in 1986 and Pecheresse (peach beer) in 1987.
Because of the increasing demand of Lindemans' Lambic-beers the antiquated brewery became to slow to follow the production, so the Lindemans family decided in 1991 to build a new brewery next the old one to meet the growing needs of the market without any loss of quality.
In 2006, a new lambic product saw the light: Apple, a surprising apple fresh tasting beer.
The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.
Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.