Brewery Omer Vander Ghinste has a long tradition of beers based on both spontaneous and mixed fermentations. The very first beer launched by founder Omer Vander Ghinste, in 1892, was called ‘Ouden Tripel’ – a Zuid-Westvlaams roodbruin of mixed fermentation. This beer style is one of the oldest in Belgium, and typical for the West Flanders region. For this reason, VanderGhinste Roodbruin was included in HORARB (Hoge raad voor de authentieke Vlaams Roodbruine bieren, or the High Council for Authentic Flemish Red-brown Beers). The Council is working towards European recognition for this type of roodbruin ale.
This beer has changed its name a number of times during the history of the brewery. Bellegems Oud Bruin is one of the better-known names used over the years. However, 2012 saw a return to the original name, last used back in 1982. That was the occasion of the 120th anniversary of this family brewery, so fittingly the ale was re-baptized VanderGhinste Oud Bruin. And the look and feel of the label are old-school too, based as they are on a poster from the early 1920s.
Brewery: Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Flanders Red Ale
Available As: Bottle – 250ml, Case – 24 x 250ml