About Us 2023-09-27T09:58:05-03:00

We’ve transformed an old school into a microbrewery with a small restaurant. We’re looking to bring Belgian style ales and dishes to Norfolk County.

In summer our large back patio opens up in addition to our front patio. Recently, in 2023, we initiated the start of a food forest within the area that had trees planted by Long point conservation authorities about 10 years ago.

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Our Story

It began as a family company making Belgian style ales.

Initially it was hobby brewing, for father Jo and son Mischa. When the beer proved a hit with friends and family, it just took off from there.
Having moved from Limburg in the Netherlands to Limburg in Belgium, they had come to appreciate the Belgian style beers. Thus, inspired, it was decided to try and recreate that beer culture in their business. New Limburg was born. With an emphasis on Belgian styles, they came out with their flagship beer, the Belgian Blond. From there more beers came to be. Trappist style beers: Dubbel, Tripel and Quad were added to the lineup. Belgian IPA, Wit (wheat beer), Petit Blond (pale ale) followed, as well as a milk Stout called Black Sheep (as the “black sheep” of the family, since it is not a Belgian style beer).

Traditionally brewed by monks in their abbeys, the Trappist beers are some of the most highly regarded beers in the world.
Bringing a little bit of the Belgian beer culture to Canada was the goal. The success and recognition shown by prices that were won, shows that were making a positive contribution to the community.

At some point a kitchen became operational with Belgian, Dutch and Indonesian style dishes. Some are “slow foods”. This is best explained as; dishes that are prepared as fresh as possible. By avoiding the use of microwave ovens, longer then usual serving times for food items will be the norm in the small restaurant.
People are mostly surprised to see a place like this out in the country. Re-using an old school as a brewery with restaurant is quite a unique concept. Adding a food forest was the next logical step in our journey which will take quite some years to establish on the sandy soil.


As of February 2023 we introduced a cover charge for our small dining room which goes towards enhancement of your dining experience, including a small appetizer. It ensures the room’s occupation by diners as opposed to brewery visitors that like to come for drinks only. The space outside of the dining will be available for drinks and tastings with a menu including pizzas, fries and snacks.

Fashioned after the European beer cafes, we wanted to make a comfortable homey feel in our dine-in restaurant room. At the same time we loved the classroom with the blackboards and large windows. Set up with a bar we provide the full experience for enjoying our Belgian beers.

Call to reserve a table to dine with a cold beer and some “slow food” in our, contemporary casual, cozy dining room or get a tasting and snack in our corridor area of the brewery.
In addition we serve local and imported wine and cider




Current temporary Hours:


Check our Instagram and Facebook pages “New Limburg Brewery” for the latest updates.




12 – 9 pm

and/or by chance when the open sign is lit.

NOTE: Not all menu items are available for take out.


519 426 2323

(Please also be advised, with dining, that some of our food is “slow food”. You best enjoy a drink or two and relax, as it might take up to an hour or longer for your meal to get served, all depending on type of order and number of orders at the time. We strive to prepare as fresh as we can and without the use of micro wave ovens).

Opening Hours

Where Else to Find Us

Can’t make it out to the brewery to try our beer but want to enjoy the experience? Stop by the LCBO’s, Beer Store or Restaurant locations in our area!

Check an episode of LCBO’s Food and drink “5 Stops” featuring New Limburg as one of Norfolk County’s stops!LCBO Food and Drink 5 stops, Norfolk
To find out at which LCBO locations you can find our beers you can go to their website to find the Belgian Blond or the New Limburg Wit. Under Product Availability, you can select a store based on your location or check all stores for all our listings. If we’re not at your local LCBO, you can always ask if they can bring it in for you!

Jo Geven – Owner / Operator

For me, after a hard day’s work, whether it has been brewing, bottling, cooking or any other task around, there is nothing more satisfying than to sit down with a nice cold craft beer from our tap. With the Dutch/Belgian snacks, our own beer dough gourmet pizzas, fresh cut Belgian fries (from local potatoes) and other house made dishes – inspired by Indonesian favorites from my student years – it all comes together. It has become a piece of us and of Limburg in Norfolk County.

Yvonne Moonen – Artist & Owner

Though I created the artwork for the bottles, work on the administrative side of things, deliver beer and became the pizzaiola, I also enjoy working with the spaces in the building. Both, Jo and I, are wearing many hats at New Limburg in order to keep our small business running.