In 2003, Tony Traen took over Kapel van Viven. Since then, Chapel of Viven has undergone several changes: a brand new look, an improved recipe for the Monastery of Viven, and a new name. Chapel & Monastery of Viven were baptized Viven blond and Viven Brown. Their portfolio consists of four stock ales: Viven Blond, Viven Porter, Viven Imperial IPA.
The idea to apply our Flemish brewing art to non-Flemish beers haunted Tony and together with Dirk Naudts (owner of the Proef brewery), developed the recipes of the promising Viven ale, Viven porter and Viven imperial IPA. These exceptional beers that would truly tempt any beer connoisseur have been successfully launched into the beer market in 2010, making them accessible to a wider audience of beer lovers.