In Flanders, pubs/inns were formerly called "staminees". This term comes from "estaminet", a Belgian word (both Flemish and Walloon), which is also common across the border in north-western France. According to the Palm brewery, during the Spanish occupation under the Duke of Alva in the 16th century, the soldiers sought relaxation in pubs/inns where it was pleasant and girls provided entertainment. The term "estaminet" would then come from the Spanish "esta minetta" ("there are girls"). This myth was sent into the world in the 1960s by the Flemish writer Louis Paul Boon through a small article in the newspaper "Vooruit".
Palm Brewery has chosen this name for its lager, brewed in their brewery in Steenhuffel. Show Less