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The Brasserie d'Achouffe is a Belgian brewery based in Achouffe. It was founded in 1982 by two brothers-in-law, Pierre Gobron and Christian Bauweraerts, as a hobby. In 1984, Gobron decided to quit his job and to concentrate on his brewery, joined four years later by Bauweraerts. That year (1988), they began to export the beer to Quebec. In September 2006, the brewery was bought by the brewery group Duvel Moortgat.
The beers have a gnome on their label. Chris Bauweraerts had the idea of this logo while watching a television show where a painting, representing a gnome, was sold to raise money for victims of a local storm. He spoke about it the day after with Pierre Gobron, who said he agreed with the idea. Pierre asked a colleague's daughter to do the drawing for them.
Brasserie d'Achouffe produces several different beers, including:
- La Chouffe, a blond beer (8% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles, magnum (called "Big Chouffe") and 20l barrels.
- Mc Chouffe, a Scotch ale (brown beer, 8.5% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles, and in 20l barrels.
- Chouffe Houblon, a heavily hopped ale (golden, 9% ABV), described as a marriage between an Imperial IPA and a Belgian tripel.
- N'ice Chouffe, a Christmas beer (brown, 10% ABV), available in 75cl bottles or in 20l barrels from December 1.
- Kwelchouffe, a strong Pale Ale (8,5% ABV), available in 33cl bottles.
- Chouffe bok 6666, a dark ale known as bockbeer (6,66% ABV), available in winter in 75cl bottles and barrels, only available in the Netherlands.
- Bière du soleil, a seasonal beer, made during the summer (4,5% ABV).
- Bière de Mars, a seasonal beer, made during the spring (7,5% ABV).
It also produces other beverages:
- Esprit d'Achouffe, an eau de vie distilled from 5-years-old beer (40% ABV)
- Chouffe Coffee, a liquor made of the Esprit d'Achouffe (25% ABV)