During the late 1700’s to early 1800’s during Napoleon’s time, Pauwel Kwak was not an internationally renowned brewery, he was the owner of the De Hoorn Inn in Dendermonde Belgium, and was a brewer. Mail Coaches on horse and carriage would stop at the inn daily to allow passengers to enjoy a pint and some food. At the time however, coachmen were not allowed to leave their coach and horses in order to quench their thirst in the pub.
Kwak, the inventive innkeeper and brewer that he was, had a special Kwak glass blown which could be hung on the coach itself; this way the coachman could enjoy a cool and refreshing Kwak safely on the road.
Today Kwak is one of the few remaining historic Belgian beers still brewed and served traditionally, and now you can even find it on Tap and in bottles at select locations. It is definitely worth the trip back in history.