Huyghe Brewery

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Huyghe Brewery
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Successor Alain Delaet
Founded 1906
Headquarters Melle, Belgium
Key people
Patrick De Wael
Products Beer
Owner Alain Delaet
Number of employees
20
Website http://www.delirium.be/

Huyghe Brewery (Dutch: Brouwerij Huyghe) is a brewery founded in 1906 by Leon Huyghe in city of Melle in East Flanders, Belgium. Its "flagship" beer is Delirium Tremens,[1] a golden ale frequently rated as one of the best beers in the world.

History[edit]

The site of the brewery has been in operation since 1654.[clarification needed] Huyghe founded his brewery in 1906; it acquired the present name in 1938. While the company initially brewed a regular pilsner, it soon began brewing the kinds of beers now typically known as "Belgian", including a series of beers under the "Delirium" tag, with pink elephants on the label.[2] The best known of these is Delirium Tremens, a blonde, Belgian ale. Other beers brewed include a Christmas beer and a beer called Deliria, a beer selected from 65 entries by women brewers,[1] in addition to a number of fruit beers with low ABV.[3]

Huyghe has acquired several smaller Belgian breweries, including Arteveld Grand Cru in 1987,[2] Brouwerij Biertoren in 1993, Brouwerij Dam (nl) in 1994, and Brouwerij Villers in 1999.[citation needed]

Selected beers[edit]

  • Delirium Nocturnum - 8.5% alcohol[4][5]
  • Delirium Noël - a winter seasonal offering, 10.0% ABV
  • Delirium Tremens - 8.5% alcohol[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yenne, Bill (2014). Beer: The Ultimate World Tour. MBI. p. 127. ISBN 9781937994419. 
  2. ^ a b Oliver, Garrett (2011). The Oxford Companion to Beer. Oxford UP. pp. 472–73. ISBN 9780199912100. 
  3. ^ Hampson, Tim (2014). The Beer Book. DK Publishing. p. 206. ISBN 9781465437679. 
  4. ^ "Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe - Melle, Belgium". BeerAdvocate. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  5. ^ Sudo, Chuck (2006-12-06). "Chicagoist's "Beer of the Week": Delirium Nocturnum". Chicagoist. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Delirium Tremens". RateBeer. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "A Welcome Home", Fritz Hahn, The Washington Post, 10 January 2003.
  8. ^ "Sip of the Week", Peter St. Onge, Charlotte Observer, 11 October 2006.
  9. ^ Stuart A. Kallen, The 50 Greatest Beers in the World, Replica Books, 1999. ISBN 0-7351-0086-1, ISBN 978-0-7351-0086-2

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Coordinates: 51°00′03″N 3°48′19″E / 51.000870°N 3.805200°E / 51.000870; 3.805200