Thanks to this decision by Father Tobias, the Affligem brewery traditions continue today. The brewery has a range of beers, steeped in history, that can be enjoyed. The logo harks back to its humble beginnings, however: it symbolises the chivalrous and monastic traditions of the Affligem brewery.
Today, all Affligem brewing is done in the brewery of Opwijk (not far from the abbey), under the supervision and control of the monks. In Opwijk, the Affligem brewery is continually investing in efforts to improve safety, the environment and the brewery’s overall efficiency.
Affligem beer is brewed from the finest ingredients and two types of barley malt: pale malt, and caramelised malt, which gives Affligem beer a colour ranging from amber to chestnut - depending on the amounts used.
The Affligem Dubbel is a very traditional style trappist beer with a red/brown hue. It’s brewed with dark toasted malt and is sweet yet spicy. Affligem Blond, a bronze winner of the Brussels Beer Challenge is a well-balanced, refreshing beer with a hoppy aftertaste. It pairs deliciously with mature cheeses.