This page is
intended to provide information on the latest developments on the Wallonian
beer and brewing scene.
August 8, 9 10 - La Grande Choufferie at Brasserie Achouffe
September 27, 28 - Tourpes village festival including open doors at Brasserie Dupont.
Brasserie St-Donat in Mettet, Namur.
Brasserie Lautenne in Lautenne - Surice, Namur.
La Coopérative de la Basse Semois , ceased trading in 2001.
Eupener Bierbrauerei, has apparently been bought by the north Belgian brewery Haacht (late 1998). Rumour has it that the brewery will be closed but the Eupener Pils and Caramel beers will be brewed at Haachts Boortmeerbeek plant.
Brasserie Artisanale du Hameau, ceased trading in 1997.
Brasserie Mibrana, also known as Artisan Brasseurs, the brewpub in Namur, stopped brewing in November 2002.
Brasserie Oleye, Chantal gave up the fight to become a successful female brewer and brewery owner when the brewery doors closed in 2002.
Brasserie Piron, never recovered from the problems mentioned in the book and was bought by Brasserie Achouffe in late 1996.
Brasserie Artisanale de la Praile, sometimes known as Brasserie Artisanale de Peissant ceased trading early in 1997.
Brasserie Rochfortoise, ceased brewing in 2002. Its beers are now produced by Brasserie Caulier.
Brasserie Ruwet, has not ceased trading but in 1998 stopped brewing. Its beers are now produced at the Abbaye de Val-Dieu.
Brasserie de la Tour, ceased trading around April 1998 citing "all sorts of financial reasons" as the cause.
We would like to correct a couple of errors in The Beers of Wallonia : Belgium's Best Kept Secret.
Since The Beers of Wallonia : Belgium's Best Kept Secret went to print things have moved on in the Wallonian beer world. There has also been been time for people to check out some of the brewery recommended bars - with a few interesting results.
If you find any other errors in the book, changes since it went to print or just want to exchange any general information about Wallonian beer send us an e-mail
This page last updated Friday 11th April 2003