Cantillon Owner Jean Van Roy Announces Expansion
(Anderlecht, Brussels, Belgium) – Over the weekend, world famous brewer Jean Van Roy of Brasserie-Brouwerij Cantillon announced some of the best news a craft beer enthusiast could possibly hear: Cantillon will be expanding brewhouse capacity. As it stands, Cantillon lambics are some of the more difficult beers to obtain here in the United States. You have the option of ordering it online from Belgium, trade your ass off, smuggle it back from Belgium, or circle your liquor store who either gets a small allocation or purchases from the black/gray market. There aren’t many beers I can say are worth that much trouble, but Cantillon is. Below is Jean’s statement from his Facebook page.
” Great news, Cantillon is expanding. Since last year, we are looking for a new space and we got it.
The new building is located at 300m far from the brewery and, as you can see on the picture, it welcomed till the sixties a Lambic blender, Brasserie Limbourg.
The new space is big enough to dubbel the Cantillon’s production. Because we can’t disturb the balance between new and old Lambic in our blend, we will increase the production each year to finally dubbel it in the four next year.
The wort, brewed at the Cantillon’s brewery, will be transfered the day after the coolling and will matured for years in the new location.
As you know, we need at least two or three years to produce a beer. In this way to work, the next production increasing will take place during the season 2016-2017.
The building will be at our disposal next October, more news will follow.