Wallonian Brewer Garners International Recognition for Beers and Brewery.
Le Roeulx, Belgium (October 30, 2017) – St-Feuillien has been generating a lot of international press recently, taking home two medals at the 2017 World Beer Awards, and being named a Top Belgian Brewery to Visit by CNN.
The London-based competition saw an international jury of experts, who blind-tasted over 1,500 beers from 32 countries award St-Feuillien Grand Cru a gold medal in the “Pale Beer – Belgian Style Strong” category, and a silver in the “Pale Beer – IPA” category for its Belgian Coast IPA.
The world-famous Grand Cru boasts a delicate nose of subtle hops and fruit over a backdrop of honey-like malt with a dry, distinguished mouthfeel and wonderful fruity and toasty character. The relative newcomer Belgian Coast is a light drinking, golden ale with subtle hints of citrus and a firm, white head boasting seven intermingled hop aromas. A combination of Belgian and American brewing traditions, it marries the intensity of American IPA with the subtle balance of European brewing nuance.
Pierre Hensenne, Export Manager of St-Feuillien notes: “We’re very proud to strengthen our leadership in these two beer styles.”
According to CNN, Brasserie St-Feuillien is just as notable as its beers, having recently been named one of Belgium’s top breweries to visit.
“We were very honored to find the Brasserie St-Feuillien in this selection,” Hensenne continued, “and to be the only brewery from Wallonia (the French speaking region of Belgium). We’re only 30 minutes from Brussels, but it’s worth the detour. We have so much to offer, and we’re always happy to share our history, culture and gastronomy!”
The small town of Le Roeulx, where Brasserie St-Feuillien is located, boasts large historical and cultural significance, including the 335-foot-high funicular boatlift of Strépy-Thieu – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visits to Brasserie St-Feuillien can be made without reservation every Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Admission is seven euros.
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About Brasserie St-Feuillien: Brasserie St-Feuillien (“Foo-Yen”) is the maker of some of the world’s most highly regarded Abbey Ales including the notable St-Feuillien Grand Cru, Saison, Blonde, Brune and Tripel. The brewery started in the 7th century, when an Irish monk named Foylan, a name which later morphed into the more French “Feuillien”, was killed in the village of Le Roeulx. A chapel was built in his honor that became the Abbey St-Feuillien du Roeulx. The St-Feuillien brewery has been operated by the Friart family since 1873, and its beer is among Belgium’s oldest and most authentic Abbey Ales. Learn more at www.st-feuillien.com.