Belle-Vue Brewery

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Belle-Vue Brewery
Founded 1913
Headquarters Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Owner Anheuser–Busch InBev

Belle-Vue Brewery is a brewery founded in 1913 in Molenbeek, Brussels by Philémon Vandenstock from nearby Itterbeek, which lies in a region known for its lambic type of beer. Belle-Vue is now owned by Anheuser–Busch InBev.[1] A variety of Belle-Vue lambic and fruit beers are produced at AB InBev's facilities located in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw.


Four varieties of spontaneous fermentation beers containing 5.5% abv are produced: Belle-Vue Gueuze, Kriek, Kriek Extra and Raspberry. It is the best-known brand of Belgian fruit beer though its sweet taste is far from representing that of traditional sour lambics. Belle-Vue's sole traditional product, Selection Lambic, is produced in very limited quantity (it has not been produced since 1999).


Some people once stole copper from ferments of the old brewery at Molenbeek in order to sell the metal on the black market. This happened as the building on the waterfront (along the Brussels-Charleroi canal) lay idle and was no longer in use. Following that incident, the management of Belle-Vue decided to revitalize the old premise as a beer museum.