De Struise

De Struise Brouwers (DSB) is a microbrewery located in Oostvleteren, Belgium.

   Owners of a nearby ostrich-raising farm  developed an interest in making distinctive regional beers to serve to their guests. In 2001 they began doing so with help from local wine maker and this project eventually developed into its own independent commercial business.

Upon its inception in 2003, Struise produced beers at the Caulier brewery in northern Hainaut. Since 2006, they have been made at the Deca brewing facility in West Flanders. The firm has now reported that their own microbrewery and tasting room in a renovated school building in Oostvleteren, is currently open & operational.

The company takes its name from the historic Flemish word for ostrich, which also is a contemporary slang term meaning "tough". 

Following current industry trends made popular by American craft brewers, the brewery has recently ventured into stronger, more flavorful beers and also barrel-aging. Website Ratebeer selected beers from DSB for 9 of their Top 100 Best Beers of Belgium in 2009. Struise was edged out for the #1 slot only by the world famous Westvleteren.