The Rodenbach brewery began its activities in 1821 in Roeselare in West Flanders. The production of beer using oak casks is a tradition in the region.
The Rodenbach brewery helped many other breweries to get started throughout its existence, sharing knowledge and equipment (mainly oak barrels).
‘Oud Bruin’ and ‘Flemish reds’ are beers that have an acid taste ranging from sour to very very sour. This taste is obtained thanks to the combination of yeast and bacteria present during maturation in tuns.
The Rodenbach brewery has created a whole variety of these beers, some with the addition of fruit or spices, others with a longer aging period or matured in barrels from other regions that have contained other drinks such as than whiskey or wine.