Steenuilke is a unique blond beer with a distinct herby, and slightly grassy flavour revealing the perfect balance of the hops and the delicate essence and spicy touch of tree herbs.
Steenuilke was launched in 2009 as a cooperation between brewery De Ryck and the regional landscape of the Flemish Ardennes (RLVA) to support the rural little owl (=steenuilke) project in the region. To emphasize the link with our region and the natural habitat of the little owl, 3 special herbs growing in the Flemish Ardennes ( sweet woodfuff, angelica and blackthorn) were selected and added to the brew. These add to the beer the specific and unique taste.
Brewery De Ryck was founded in 1886 by Gustave De Ryck under the name Brewery ’De Gouden Arend’, as a tribute to his teacher of ‘Brauerei zum goldenen Adler’ in Bremen, where he did his traineeship. At that time the brewery produced a blond and dark beer, ‘Uitzet’. Gustave was succeeded by his son Clément and his two daughters Valerie and Julia. Considering the brewery survived two world wars, we can conclude they were very dedicated to their tasks.