Het Anker

Although the oldest documents which are currently in the archivery of Mechelen date from 1369, the brewery was in operation before that time, which proves that it is probably the oldest brewery still working in Belgium. These historical extracts show that “Jan in den Anker” was paying his penny membership to the Saint Rombout Chapter of the Guild. The Van Breedam family bought the brewery “Het Anker” in 1873 and enlarged it to one of the first modern steam-breweries. The strong interest in the glorious period of Mechelen under the Dukes of Burgundy strengthened them to promote the favourite beer of Emperor Charles V. www.hetanker.be


Lucifer Black

Lucifer Black is a smooth dark ale with notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. The sweet aftertaste rounds into a long, warming finish that will surely...

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Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw/Blue

Brewed in a limited quantity once a year, on the 24th of February, birthday of Charles V. This exclusive beer is an adaptation of the...

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Fruity, winey bouquet with a malty peat flavor. Creamy Vanilla, Sherry Oak finish, and a semi-dry, mildly bitter, hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Lucifer is often served...

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Cuvée van de Keizer Rood/Red

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw", the brewery launched a blond-version : Cuvée van de Keizer Rood. This beer...

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