We've been updating the list of beers. In the notes you'll often see "A Belgian Family Brewer". These are special brewers that:
From their site:
About Belgian Family Brewers
Belgian Family Brewers: a quality label for family-brewed beers in Belgium
At present, there are 14 member breweries:
Ever been surprised to find out, after praising your all time favorite “Belgian” beer, that it is in fact brewed by a multinational in some other country? These kinds of disappointments are best avoided, but that is made difficult with the current trend that has many a foreign brew marketing itself as a “Belgian Style Ale”.
A non-profit organization called Belgian Family Brewers (BFB) has created a special label to protect and promote truly Belgian beers. The label, represented by a tricolour BFB logo indicative of the national flag, guarantees a unique product from an independent Belgian brewery that has met certain quality standards. To obtain a BFB label, the brewery must be continuously active and in the hands of the same family for at least 50 years, which must be single-handedly in charge of the commercialization of its beer. Th e family may not bottle their brew under any other name or label.
Their web-site is: http://www.belgianfamilybrewers.be/site/index.php?l=en