The Van den Bossche brewery has been in existence for over 100 years. In 1897 Arthur Van den Bossche bought a farm in Sint-Lievens-Esse, in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes. He built a brewery there, where still today the bottle-conditioned ales are brewed. The best known of these is the abbey style beer, Pater Lieven. It was named after the patron saint of the parish, Saint Livinus, and brewed according to the traditional manner of abbey beers. Buffalo 9% abv, Kerst Pater 9% abv, Pater Lieven Tripel 8% abv - are being distributed in Europe, Canada and US. They are bottle conditioned, unfiltered and unpasteurized. Buffalo is also available in 20L kegs.