In 2006, start of construction work to extend the brewery’s production site, which continued until 2008.
Launch of Saison from St-Feuillien in 2009.
Saison – a heritage beer
Seasonal beers are a part of the huge family of special Belgian beers, and are mostly regional – or local to an even smaller area – popular, and very distinct.
In the 19th century, the production of Saison was not linked to a specific event like March beer or Christmas beer, but only to a season: summer, with its sunshine and high temperatures. This high-fermentation pale ale was thirst-quenching and bitter, with a very distinct aromatic profile. A draught of Saison would refresh and revitalise field labourers, helping them forget their weariness.
Saison also has the natural fermentation cycle of bières de garde (as defined by French beer historian Philippe Voluer).