Brasserie d'Achouffe

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Brasserie d'Achouffe
IndustryAlcoholic beverage
Founded1982
Headquarters,
ProductsBeer
OwnerDuvel Moortgat Brewery
Websitewww.achouffe.be

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 September 2006, the brewery was sold to the Duvel Moortgat brewery group.[1]

Brasserie d'Achouffe
Chouffe gnomes

History[edit]

In the late 1970s, the two brothers-in-law, Pierre Gobron and Chris Bauweraerts, decided to create their own beer, in their own brewery. On the 27th of August 1982, with less than €5,000, they made the first 49-litre mash tub. At first seen as a hobby, the Achouffe Brewery developed to such an extent that one after the other, Pierre and Chris decided work on it full time.[2] They then decided to expand to the Netherlands. In the late summer of 2006, Duvel-Moortgat Brewery purchased the brewery.[3]

Sales[edit]

The brewery produces 300,000 hectoliters of beer a year, which it exports to 72 countries.

Products[edit]

La Chouffe

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, 8.0% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles, and in 20l barrels.
  • Houblon Chouffe, a heavily hopped ale (triple beer, 9% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles, and in 20l barrels.
  • N'Ice Chouffe, a winter beer (brown, 10% ABV), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles or in 20l barrels.
  • Chouffe Bok 6666, an amber ale known as bockbeer (6,66% ABV), available in autumn in 33cl and 75cl bottles and barrels, only available in the Netherlands.
  • Chouffe Soleil, a seasonal beer, made during the summer (6% ABV).
  • "Cherry Chouffe", a cherry flavoured ale (8%).

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 from Esprit d'Achouffe (25% ABV)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat neemt Brasserie d'Achouffe over". De Standaard.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW: BRASSERIE D'ACHOUFFE FOUNDER CHRIS BAUWERAERTS". Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°09′03″N 5°44′44″E / 50.1509°N 5.7456°E / 50.1509; 5.7456