Bosteels Brewery stands in the small village of Buggenhout. Adjoining the spacious inner courtyard, the handsome and dignified buildings rise up from the ground: the former family residence and the old whitewashed towerbrewery The listed brewhouse is built to the designs of the architect Minnaert (Minnaert Theatre, Ghent). Inside you can discover the magnificent salon.
The brewery has been in the hands of the Bosteels family for over 200 years and seven generations. Their forefather, Evarist Bosteels, established the brewery in 1791. After that came Jozef, who had three sons: Frans - for thirteen years the Mayor of Buggenhout - Martin and Lodewijk, of whom the first two learnt the brewer's trade. Leon Bosteels, Martin's son, later took over the helm, after which in 1938 Antoine Bosteels carried on the brewing dynasty as Leon's son.
During his 50-year reign he built the brewery up with Bosteels Pils, which he also sold for the first time outside the Dendermonde are in Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels. The grandfather and namesake of our host he was for his part elected Mayor of Buggenhout three times. The brewery is currently under the management of Antoine (7th generation)