Timmermans has been brewing in Itterbeek for the last 300 years, ever since 1702. A few miles from the centre of Brussels, it was then known as «The Mole Brewery». Owned by Jan Vandermeulen, it was also a farm, an orchard, a café and a malt-house.
In the early 20th century, the sixth generation, Paul Van Cutsem, son-in-law of Frans Timmermans (6th genera- tion), changed the name to «The Timmermans Brewery».
Bourgogne des Flandres, a subtle Bruges blend of a high fermentation brown beer with the best spontaneously fermented lambic beer, is now brewed by Timmermans Brewery.
Timmermans Brewery, the oldest Belgian and still active Lambic brewery, is still brewing even today using the unique spontaneous fermentation method. This unique method is only used by six breweries in the world, all situated in or near Brussels.
Today Timmermans fruit beers and traditional beers, winners of prestigious prizes, are found all over the world and form a crucial part of the Martin’s Finest Beer Selection®.
Open to the public since september 2009, the Timmermans brewery museum is an impressive window to the best of the Belgian brewing tradition! And there is more, you can also visit the new exposition of 100 years of history of the «Martins Finest Drink Company®».
Timmermans Oude Gueuze 75cl has won the Silver medal on WBA 2013 in the category "sour beer". The World Beer Awards are one of the most prestigious beer awards in the world.
Elected «World’s Best Sour Beer» at the prestigious World Beer Awards 2015, Timmermans Oude Gueuze can take pride in this recognition of the quality of its lambics.