Read a short history of a family that has been passionate about beer for almost 100 years!
The launch of the delivery business
Charles Caulier, a miner, left his job and decided to set up as a beer reseller in Bonsecours, a small village in the south of Belgium. In those days, table beer was the only real beer on offer; and deliveries in the village were done with the aid of a hand cart.
After he and his family evacuated the village during the Second World War, Charles Caulier acquired his first van and made the most of the post-war economic boom to really grow his business.
Buildings that are too cramped
In 1980, Roger and Linda Caulier took over the family business and continued progressing. The warehouses soon became too cramped so they took over the buildings of a former tannery in Péruwelz. The products of the Brewery are still brewed in these buildings today.
Inauguration of the brewery
In the early 1990s, Roger and Linda decided to market their own beer: a custom-made high fermentation blonde. The Bon Secours was born! These were promising beginnings but they still dreamt of creating their own brewery. A dream which became reality when they bought the machinery from the Deneve brewery in Schepdaal and inaugurated the first brew in 1996!
The fourth generation
As of 2012, Laurent, Bertrand and Vincent joined their parents in the adventure. They shared the same ambition: producing natural, live, characterful beers so that as many people as possible get the opportunity to sample the tastes of yesteryear. Major investments in the brewery were begun and two products were launched: the Paix Dieu and the STUUT.
A new Brewing House
In order to respond to the growing demand for its products, in 2018 the Brewery began a large multi-annual programme of investments with the goal of tripling its production capacity. The historical Brewing House has been extended, new fermentation and storage tanks have been added, and the bottling line has been modernised.
The current team, made up of 35 enthusiasts, has been proudly brewing and bottling its own beers for more than 20 years, and has more than four generations of experience in the sector.
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