New Limburg is cooking up Belgian style ales out in Norfolk County. The brewery is a converted school in the middle of nowhere and the beers that they produce are better than a lot of beer from Belgium.
From New Limburg:
We’re a family company making Belgian style ales. After his studies, Mischa came back to Norfolk County and started hobby brewing with his dad Jo. The beer was such a hit with friends and family that it just took off from there.
Having moved from Limburg in the Netherlands to Limburg in Belgium, they had come to appreciate the Belgian style beer. Inspired, they decided to try and recreate that beer culture in their business. New Limburg was born. With an emphasis on the Belgian style, they came out with their flagship beer, the Belgian Blond. From there a line of Belgian style beers came to be. The real ambition and point of pride is to make their own Trappist style beers. Trappist beers, traditionally brewed by monks in their abbeys, are some of the most highly regarded beers in the world. Though being the artists that they are they also experiment with different styles that result in some unique limited edition brews.
But it’s not just about the beer; it’s also about the culture around it. Bringing a little bit of the Belgian beer culture to Canada was the goal; to have people come to the tasting room and enjoy themselves."
The first time we visited New Limburg was on St Patricks Day at around 2pm. It was absolutely packed and as rowdy as a club in the city. Pretty incredible considering where it's located. A must visit for sure!
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