Jean-Baptiste’s son, Louis Girardin, continued his father’s work of both farming and brewing, taking over in 1962. Louis, while still a farmer, began to favor the brewing aspect of the Girardin name and set forth modernizing the brewery in an attempt to stay viable. He replaced old coal burners with oil burners and purchased several malt silos for large-scale storage on-site eliminating the need for frequent malt deliveries. By the late 1970’s, Girardin’s traditional business model of selling wort to beer blenders in wooden barrels began to decline as a number of cafés began to close their doors. Out of necessity, Louis purchased two bottling lines and began producing bottled beer for the first time in the brewery’s history.
During the late 1980’s up through the new millennium, the brewery continued to invest in new equipment, training for Louis’s two sons Jan and Paul. Between 1990 and 1993, a new brewing hall with more new-to-the-brewery equipment. Brewing has never ceased at Girardin, even during expansion and renovation. The brewery is currently under its fourth generation of ownership by the Girardin family after the sudden death of Louis Girardin in September of 2000. Jan and Paul, joined the business after finishing school. Sadly, Jan Girardin passed away in August 2012.
Paul is now running the business together with his wife Heidi.
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