The Microbrewery

Microbrewery De Backer is a small craft brewery.

All artisanal beers are brewed exclusively within the walls of the former watermill – the “Maelbroekmolen”.


Everything is bottled and labelled manually on site.


Microbrewery De Backer is the first brewery in Belgium to brew with the Brewtower system.
The Maelbroekmolen dates from 1547 and served as a grain and buckwheat mill.


At the time, the iron undershot water wheel was one of the largest in Flanders.
The microbrewery is very easy to find: at the foot of the 21.5 meter high chimney that dates from 1894.


The site is very idyllically situated next to a river and is situated along some wonderful walking routes: