Like father, like son. Just like Luc, Xavier isn't afraid of a challenge. According to yeast expert Filip Delvaux, it is impossible to produce a top-fermented pils beer. Vanhonsebrouck proves the opposite with the Passchendaele. In collaboration with the municipality of Zonnebeke, Passchendaele is officially launched as a 'remembrance beer' of the First World War. Part of the proceeds from its sale goes to the foundation to help fund the upkeep of war cemeteries and war monuments in the Westhoek region (the famous Flanders Field).
In the same year, Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck decides to collaborate with the producers of the popular Flemish soap 'Thuis'. In this fictional television program, the main character Eddy brews his own dark beer. The fans of 'Thuis' want to taste the beer and so Vanhonsebrouck decides to produce it. Slurfke, a strong dark beer, is born!
The new brewery does not only focus on more efficient production, but also on the experience for visitors. There is a restaurant where you can eat beer-based dishes and in Michelle's pub you can taste all beers in combination with a snack. In the beer boutique, visitors can buy all beers, as well as gadgets and beer pralines. The new site offers also all the facilities for a corporate event or a wedding.