Gaston Lefebvre, the third generation takes over following the premature death of Auguste. He modernized the brewery by notably, starting the bottling of beer.
Time for a reconversion…
Barrel fermentation is abandoned and cylindro-conical tanks are installed. This installation is a notable innovation for the time.
During the period 1940-1945, the war and rationing slows the activity. The brewery is not dismantled but the obligation to produce only a low alcohol content beer (up to 0.8% alcohol volume) affects all Belgium. The years after the war are difficult with the rise of the popularity of Pilsner beers and sort of Amber beers that the brewery does not produce; at the time and until 1987, the brewery is also focused on retail and home delivery.