The recipes of the lovely beers of Sterkens remain in the family and each time they are transferred from father to son. Documents from 1836 are indicating that the Sterkens family began to increase its brewing production. These documents contain for example an act of familial distribution of their agricultural properties. During that time, the family possessed a home, a brew house, a shed that served as a beer warehouse, a barn with cattle and two gardens and meadows of 66 acres. However, brewing beer was still being combined with running a small farm.