At the start of the century, in Hainaut, every small brewery produced a top-fermenting beer which was drawn from wooden barrels. This traditional beer was the pride of the local breweries and quenched the thirst of the most demanding customers !
At the St-Feuillien Brewery, this beer, of which the formula is a carefully kept secret, was called the Grisette. For some years now, the St-Feuillien Brewery has revived the tradition and now offers four new types of Grisette beer.
The Friart Brewery was founded in 1873. At that time, different types of light beers were produced there, including the Grisette, a heavier beer, which was consumed in cafes in and around Le Roeulx.
In 1920, production was transfered to more modern buildings where most of the current installations can still be found. This brewery dates from 1893. From 1950, a wide range of beers began to be brewed here (Pils, Belgian, pale ale, stout, etc.) and, of course, St-Feuillien.
For reasons relating to the sector, the production of most of these beers was stopped in 1970 and attention was then focused on the production and commercialization of St-Feuillien.
Since then, the equipment has been constantly upgraded, but no changes have been made to the traditional production principle of the beer that is brewed here.
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