The new Van Honsebrouck brewery at Emelgem in Izegem has opened its doors. The impressive fortress-like structure took two years to build. The Bierkasteel – literally, the Beer Castle – is not just a brewery, it also hosts a visitor centre, a brasserie, is a conference and event venue, and has its own shop. Far from being just a beer production facility, Van Honsenbrouck’s Bierkasteel has ambitions to become one of the biggest tourist attractions in West Flanders.
Pictures by Jürgen de Witte - Planning by Rechts van de kerk - Landscape architecture: Lieven Vereecke