Lindemans brewery in Vlezenbeek just outside Brussels has decided to switch from road transport to waterways for shipments of its beers to the port of Antwerp for export. Lindemans is one of a number of brewers of lambic beer situated on the outskirts of Brussels – and in the case of Cantillon within the city itself. The beers based on lambic are much sought-after worldwide, as they are not only typical of an historic type of beer made by spontaneous fermentation using wild yeasts in the air, but also because the brewing method means supplies are not limitless.
That is about to change. Following a trial, Lindemans now intends to send its shipments destined for Asia and America via the inland waterways.