BlommeCaes Brewery was founded in 2017 as a side project. Back then, I started experimenting with a brew package that I bought online. It did not take long before I started with my own recipes. To improve my theoretical knowledige, I followed a brewing course at CVO Brussels in 2018. With the professional help from this course, I'm now creating and improving recipes on a monthly base.
Johanna Triple is the first recipe that left our home brewery and is for sale in the area around Ghent. We use Craywinckelhof Brewery to brew the recipe on a larger scale. In December 2020 we extended the assortment with Brigitta, a sour fruit beer and a Limited Edition Johanna - with aging on whiskey barrels. Our beers are for sale in the webshop or in lokale drink stores such as De Hopduvel and Drinkcenter De Fruyt.
In the middle of the corona-pandemic (Dec 2021), we moved with the family to a new home in Olsene, a commune between Zulte and Deinze. Here we have a dedicated space for a larger brewery installation and tasting sessions. So, Olsene will in a short time have its own official brewery. More info to follow soon!
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The style of the brewery
With Blommecaes Brewery, I want to stick to the rich tradition of the Belgian beer culture. For the majority of my recipes, I start with a typical historical Belgian style such as Saison, Triple, Sour beers, etc... At the same time, I try to add a modern touch, since the world around us has evolved as well. To do so, I use modern brewing techniques or I combine styles to achieve a surprising result. You should not expect an American IPA from our brewery, but we are definitely open to combine a British style with a sour Belgian beer!
At the moment, we experiment on a small brewing setup of 30 liters and brew our signature recipes externally. We have plans to open a small 150 liter nano brewery in 2022, which will allow us to increase the pace of our new recipes. The main sales channel for our signature beers will continue to be local beer shops. The experimental recipes will be sold exclusively online, in a limited number of online outlets and directly in the shop in Olsene.
Johanna & Brigitta beers
Our first beer, Johanna, was originally developed for my wedding in 2019 with my wonderful wife. It's a beer with a fruity touch thanks to a fermentation at high temperature. The beer has an alcohol level of 8.5% and a nice, creamy foam head. Johanna is made with 3 distinct types of barley malt and German aroma hops.
We now also sell a 2nd limited edition of Johanna , aged on calvados barrel. In total we have 250 bottles of 75cl available. This beer has a creamy feel from the barrel aging, and a slight oak note in the nose. The extra aging supports Johanna's mouth feel and adds further complexity to the taste profile.
Our second beer, Brigitta is also named after a strong woman: my grandmother. It is the second beer launched by our brewery. Brigitta is a 'kettle sour' style beer with mixed fermentation and addition of blueberries. Brigitta is made with oat, barley and Slovenian aroma hop. We added blueberry juice for a funky sour fruit flavour. Brigitta is a beer which continues to evolve in the bottle.
Points of sale
You can also buy our beers online i the webshop. More inf about the shipping options can be find on this page .