Gageleer is the first modern Belgian beer to trace its roots back to the historical herb beers. It started in 1980, when the founders of the company wanted to know what a medieval beer tasted like. The main ingredient of these old beers is bog myrtle, in Dutch ‘gagel’ (hence its name), found in moorlands.
In 1997 the Gageleer cooperative was founded with the goal of marketing Gageleer to fund the purchase and conservation of nature reserves in the Belgian Campine area. All profits of sales go to nature preservation – to protect the landscapes where the ‘gagel’ grows. Gageleer is a certified organic beer, with bog myrtle from nature, and locally grown barley from fully organic agriculture.
A bottle of 33 cl costs €2,25. For ordering, go to the webshop.