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Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Magazine Articles | 0 comments

A Local Empire

image08-mainBy Alan Hope

Roman isn’t world’s best-known Belgian brewery, but in the Flemish Ardennes it’s a neighborhood institution with a long and weighty tradition. Today, the brothers Roman have their sights set on expansion.

When we arrive at the Roman brewery in Mater, a village on the edge of Oudenaarde in East Flanders, we explain we’ve an appointment to speak to Mr. Roman. The youthful, dark-haired man who appears moments later is mystified: he has no appointments with anyone in his diary for today. Is there some mistake? When we tell him what we’ve come for, the penny drops: it’s not Carlo Roman we’re there to see; it must be his brother Lode. And sure enough, it is.

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