Brewers Frank and Jos Boon officially opened their brand new brewery on the site of the existing Brewery Boon last week in the presence of European President Herman Van Rompuy. With the new installations, the brewery’s capacity is now 2.5 times greater. The new brewery in Lembeek includes a completely new building, brewery, mill and storage space for barrels of Boon Lambic, Gueuze and Kriek. The original cool ship, however, remains. “We are innovative,” says Frank Boon. “We have installed the latest gadgets. Geuze and Kriek may be old artisanal beers, but that doesn’t mean the material should be outdated. I can safely call myself the most modern lambic brewer in the country,” he says.