About Martens

Brewery Martens was founded 250 years ago

Brewery Martens was founded 250 years ago

Martens Brewery was founded 250 years ago and all this time has been a family run company. Eight successive generations have developed the company into a unique brewery with respect for family values and traditions.

The eighth generation

The eighth generation

Today, Jan and Fons Martens are the eighth generation of brewers to stand at the helm of this Belgian family run company. The brewery sells over 3 million hectolitres of beer every year. Martens Brewery has become a major player in the Belgian and international beer markets. The great majority of production is destined for export and is marketed as own brands, the A brands of our many business partners and the private brands for retail, cash & carry and wholesale.

The rich history

The rich history

Today you can still experience the rich history of Martens Brewery in the Bocholter Brewery Museum. This museum is Europe’s biggest brewery museum. It was founded by Jean Martens (b. 1919). The museum’s amazing collection tells the story of the art of brewing throughout industrial history from 1758 to the present.