Brouwerij Huyghe
en
To visit this website you must be 18 years or older.
I am 18 years or older
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!

More details
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.

READ MORE

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.

MORE DETAILS

News

19 December 2019

THE ABBEY OF AVERBODE AND BREWERY HUYGHE SIGN A NEW LONG-TERM CONTRACT UNTIL 2035

Averbode / Melle, 3 December 2019 - In 'Het Moment' - the experience center of the Abbey - Averbode abbot Marc Fierens and CEO Alain De Laet of the Huyghe brewery today signed a new contract until 2035. For the Abbey it is a guarantee that the brewery can also invest in the long term; for the brewery, on the other hand, it offers opportunities to further grow the Averbode brand abroad.

Read more
19 December 2019

BREWERY HUYGHE SIGNS NEW EXCLUSIVITY CONTRACT DURING PRINCELY ECONOMIC TRADE MISSION TO CHINA

Melle, 8 November 2019 - During the Chinese trade mission - led by HRH princess Astrid - Huyghe brewery will sign a new 3-year exclusivity contract with Vandergeeten for Delirium - the brewery's main brand - on Wednesday, November 20. By continuing to commit to this local specialist, the brewery wants to grow even further in the Chinese market, which has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. With an expected turnover of 11 million euros this year, China has become the second largest export market for Huyghe, after France.

Read more