In 1962 The Leroy family, a well respected brewing family for 7 generations, from the neighboring town of Boezinge, inherited Brewery Van Eecke. The brewery exists since 1624. They maintained the high quality standard combined with the traditional craftsmanship of brewing. In 1981 the creation of the famous poperings hommelbier by Karel Leroy, due to the demand for a special beer for the Poperingse Hoppefeesten. This 3 yearly celebration for the harvesting of the hops of Poperinge by the way, Hommel is the local dialect for hops. This exceptional and hoppy ale has since then been worldwide rewarded with several golden and silver awards.
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