In the footsteps of Frank Boon
The Boon Brewery is the life's work of Frank Boon, who is often referred to as the saviour of Geuze. He took over a geuze blendery that was threatening to disappear in the late 1970s, determined to revive the local Geuze tradition. As the years went by, the Boon Brewery grew with the greatest respect for traditional craftsmanship.
All this time, Boon's unique knowledge also continued to grow, as he gained more and more expertise on brewing Lambics and blending Geuzes and on the maintenance of the foeders, or the oak barrels. That knowledge has been passed on to the next generation in recent years: the succession is now assured and in good hands with Jos Boon and Karel Boon. Both sons grew up in the shadow of the brewery and inherited Frank's passion for the region's traditional beer styles.
Today, the Boon Brewery looks towards the future with confidence. Frank retired in 2021, but still keeps an eye on things. Jos and Karel ensure continuity and further growth with family dedication. The brewery continues to apply the valuable techniques of the past, but adopts a scientific approach to these practices with a view to the future.