Originally from Antwerp, Belgium, Wilfried and Filip Lens came to Canada in 2000 with the intention of continuing the two year old family business they had established in their hometown. With the interest in the craft beer market growing, this father/son combo quickly recognized there was a lack of premium, highly regarded beers available in the Canadian market. Being from Belgium, a part of the world notorious for brewing historically outstanding quality beers, the family-owned import company Horizon Beers began.
After establishing a contract with the iconic brewery Duvel Moortgat, immediately Horizon Beers began importing the most sought after Belgian brews. One particular focus was on attaining and distributing products from all six Belgian Trappist breweries, and Horizon Beers historically secured distribution in Canada of the highly coveted Westvleteren Abt 12, the number one rated beer in the world.
To date, Horizon Beers imports only the best Belgian craft beers, and has expanded its representation to include premium brands from Germany, the Netherlands, as well as the United States.
Our company’s focus is to provide great beer to both on-premise and retail accounts through bottle and keg distribution. Horizon Beers is committed to executing exceptional representation of the world’s best premium beers, and strives to keep expanding its portfolio to include many more exciting products.
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