From the earth to your glass
It was Pierre and Vinciane Delcoigne’s dream, to set up the Brasserie des Légendes at the Castel d’Irchonwelz, which they bought and restored between 1997 and 2000. Their first beer (Gouyasse) was produced in 2000.
Then, thanks to their huge efforts and a great deal of passion, improvements to the infrastructure and production quality followed: the family farm was bought for barley production, and the Brasserie Ellezelloise (that makes the beers Quintine and Hercule), which was looking for a buyer, was also purchased. Other ambitious projects were set up: the creation of the “Au Chaudron des Légendes” pub in Ellezelles, the extension and modernisation of the brewery in several stages, including a new storehouse, the new chocolaterie in partnership with Cédric De Taeye, and finally in 2019, we rescued the Biercée distillery.
We are a passionate team of around twenty people, and we currently produce 1,800,000 litres of beer per year.
The beers we brew are 100% natural beers.
We use modern equipment (brewing and fermentation tanks, bottling line, etc.), but our brewing method remains traditional and uses just the 4 basic ingredients for beer: malt, water, hops and yeast, with no added colourings or other products.
We control the whole production chain, as locally as possible: from growing barley on the family farm all the way to bottling.
Our brewing expertise and complete mastery of the production process allow us to offer you 100% natural beers. We produce high fermentation beers. Secondary fermentation in the bottle or barrel makes them naturally sparkling.