It is believed that the first Belgian beer appeared during the Crusades in the XII century. Local monasteries brewed and sold beer to earn on charitable deeds. In addition, it was an alternative to water, which in those days was often unsuitable for consumption.
Today in Belgium produce more than 1,500 varieties of beer. Many local breweries use not only the usual bottom and top fermentation, but also spontaneous and mixed fermentation. Hence the hallmarks of Belgian varieties – a variety of tastes.
Palm dates back to 1686 as a hotel brewery in the town of Stenhuffel. By the middle of the eighteenth century, Palm was already quite a successful local brewery selling beer to residents of the city and surrounding villages. Having survived the First and Second World Wars, as well as the crisis of Belgian brewing, Palm still brews beer in the same Stenhuffel, but is already part of the Royal Swinkels Family Brewers large family business. Continue reading