(West Flanders, BELGIUM) – Still a developing story as the information out there is, for the most part, in Dutch at the moment. De Dolle Brouwers has released an official statement on its website. Here is what I have gathered from a combination of Babelfish and Google translations . . .
From De Dolle’s website:
A hot water tank caught fire.
Part of the structure has burned out; there is also damage to the new roof.
The bottling and brewing are intact as well as the tank room.
It will delay bottling of Oerbier and Arabier. De Dolle Bos Keun and Oerbier Reserva are, however, available for sale.
The “oerbar” has smoke damage so the bar has been moved to the former brewhouse. Tours will continue (miraculously?!).
Spread the word.
P.S.: The “seriously injured” is already at home and will come back Monday. Wish for a speedy recovery.
Dutch news sources on the fire:
[Editor's note: I purchased my first bottle from De Dolle this week and drank it (Arabier) last night. Strange timing. I wish the brewery and the injured person the best.]