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BREWERY HUYGHE

A tasty family tradition

The fourth generation of the family brewery invests in quality, sustainability and craftsmanship with an eye for history and brewing tradition.

Our brewery

A visit to Brewery Huyghe is a unique experience. Get acquainted with the story behind one of Belgium’s largest breweries, steeped in an age-old family tradition. Discover the production process behind our beers and sample our products. We are looking forward to greeting you!

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SUSTAINABILITY

Our green ambition

Our beers are nature’s gift to man. We have a moral obligation to not only be grateful but also to think and act in a sustainable way, to do business with the utmost care for people and the environment. By adopting a green approach we are building a rosy future for Brewery Huyghe.

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Savings since 2008

95,800 M3
OF WATER
231,400 K
KWH POWER
5,240
TONNES OF CO2 EMISSIONS
32 MILLION €
INVESTED
FACTS & FIGURES

Life in the brewery

4,000 hectolitres
per week
680,000 bottles
per week
11,000 barrels
per week
THE RICH HISTORY OF

Brewery Huyghe

Brewing beer is a centuries-old tradition at the site of the Appelhoek in Melle. The earliest evidence of brewing activity in this location dates back as far as 1654. In 1904 Léon Huyghe starts working at the local brewery.

In 1925 Léon Huyghe is joined at the brewery by his son Albert and son-in-law Louis Droesbeque and the brewery is officially renamed Brewery L. Huyghe. Today, Alain De Laet, the fourth Huyghe generation, stirs the brew kettles. The little elephant that was born in 1989 has grown into an international icon.

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News

19 February 2021

Minsiter Clarinval visited our Brewery

The Corona crisis is costing Huyghe Brewery 18% of its turnover and the consequences of Brexit are jet to come: "Let us reopen our bars and restaurants"
2020 was also a disastrous year for the Huyghe brewery, with an 18% loss in turnover compared to 2019 due to the long-term closure of the restaurant business and the decline in exports. And Brexit adds more. During a visit by the Federal Minister for the Independents David Clarinval (MR), CEO Alain De Laet pleaded for a rapid reopening of the restaurants and bars and a digital simplification of exports to the United Kingdom.

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19 January 2021

Trends Gazellen - East Flanders

We are very proud of our nomination for Trends Gazelles 2021 in the Large companies category for the province of East Flanders.

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