What is your Brewery name and where did it come from?
Brasserie de Brunehaut. Founded in 1890 in the village of Brunehaut, by the Allard-Groetembril family
What is your brewery capacity?
What is different about your brewery?
We are artisanal, we make NO compromise with quality, we grow our own barley, we have been the first European brewery using recyclable kegs, we are the World first brewery producing a top fermented, bottle conditioned, organic and gluten free beer, made with 100% barley.
How long have you been brewing for?
My grand grand parents were owner of “Brasserie Louis & Emile De Coster” in Bruxelles, which have been taken over by Inbev and renamed “Brasserie de Belle-Vue”
How did you get into brewing?
I have been Managing Director of Meura (worldwide well known Belgian brewery manufacturer) for ten years. I sold brewing equipment all over the world.
What beers do you brew regularly?
St Martin and Brunehaut
What special/seasonal beers do you brew?
St Martin Christmas
Where do you think the future of brewing lies?
Quality, quality and quality. No compromise on that level.
Do you bottle/keg/cask your beer?
Yes, we do bottles (33cl and 75cl) and kegs. All conditioned.
What is you proudest moment in brewing?
Each time I meet a happy customer.
Do you have any brewing regrets?
The influence of the industrial brewing industry and their massive marketing possibilities, convincing people to drink bad products.
What is your brewing ambition?
Staying craft and having fun.
What was last beer you drank?
Our last brew of St Martin Triple, which came out of refermentation today.
What is your favourite hop and why?
I am a fan of aromatic hops.
What is your favourite beer/food combo?
May be a stew rabbit with a St Martin blond….
Do you have a Brewing hero/inspiration?
Pierre Celis, who re-invented the Belgian White and open the US market to different beer tastes is definitely one!
If you could brew one collaboration beer with someone who would it be with and what would it be?
Any good brewer with whom we could develop a great beer!
Which beer do you wish you had brewed?
I am working on a “Quadruple”, but I am not happy with it yet… takes time!
How do you spend your time when you aren’t brewing?
Looking at my barley growing in our farm. And sailing when the weather is ok.
If you could have one superhero superpower what would it be?
I don’t like superhero. They are artificial, and our world is too articifial.
Do you have a website/twitter/blog?