🏆 Great news to start the year: Charles Leclef, 5th generation brewer & owner of @hetanker, was elected as 'Beer Man of the Year'! 🏆
"This modest man from Mechelen has been a beer icon for us for decades.", the editors of Bier! Magazine write. "When he took over the family business at the age of 24, the brewery was on the edge of bankruptcy. He thought he would restore the company in three years, but only now, thirty years later, Charles feels that it is ready for the future. There is a solid experience concept consisting of a brasserie, hotel, visitor centers at the brewery and whisky distillery and above all: the #GoudenCarolus beers are absolute Belgian delights. The man who made this happen together with all of his employees involved is Charles Leclef. For us he is the Beer Man of 2017!"
🏆 Charles Leclef, 5th generation brewer and owner of @hetanker has been elected 'Mechelen citizen of the year'! 🏆
This title was awarded for the first time as part of the #MechelseTroef by #Unizo Mechelen in collaboration with Mechelen MeeMaken. By doing so, they put the people and companies in the spotlight who made a positive contribution to the entrepreneurial climate of Mechelen last year.
Congratulations to the winners in the other categories:
Mechelen enterprise of the year: @qualidrinks
Starter of the year: @de.kuub
Lifetime achievement award: Schockaert Kaas