Palm Brewery's origins can be found in an old inn opposite the church in Steenhuffel, Belgium in 1686. The brewery slowly expanded generation after generation and started to supply local villages. In 1908, descendent Henriette De Mesmaecker married Arthur Van Roy, who came from rich brewing stock. He expanded the brewery internationally and produced the first batch of Speciale Belge, a traditional Belgian beer style, which became the Speciale Palm we know today. The beers success prompted the brewery to change its name to Palm in 1974, and it went on to acquire two fantastic sour beer brewers, Boon and Rodenbach.