Tucked away in the fields of Tildonk near Leuven, you can find brewery Hof ten Dormaal an old farm
estate, first mentioned in the thirteenth century as the main farm of the manor of Lauwendries.
Hof ten Dormaal is a unique concept for Belgium where farming and brewing go hand in hand.
This goes back to the ancient Belgian tradition where brewing mainly happened on the farm,
with the surplus grains, in this rich, fertile region.
This tradition is revived today by the Janssens family Under supervision of father Andre, the two
brothers Jef and Dries take on the challenge of modern day brewing and farming The brothers aim to
create unique, innovating flavors, working with the purest ingredients from the farm.
All ingredients, from grain to hops, are grown on the farm. We have our own maltery, the smallest in Belgium. After brewing, the spent grain goes back to
the farm animals, including the unique Belgian drought horses, typical for the region
In this process we form a closed circle, from cradle to cradle, in a unique, durable ecologic concept