Brasserie St. Feuillien pronounced “Foo-Yen”, located in Le Roeulx, Belgium, has a history as interesting as its name. The Belgian abbey brewery had its start in the 7th century when an Irish monk named Foylan, which later morphed into the more French “Feuillien,” was killed in the Belgian village of Le Roeulx. A chapel was built to honor his memory.
Eventually that chapel became the Abbey St. Feuillien du Roeulx, which opened a small brewhouse that made beer to support itself. Sadly, the original Abbey St. Feuillien du Roeulx was destroyed by soldiers, like many religious establishments, in the upheaval during the French Revolution.
In 1873, the Friart family resurrected the brewery by rebuilding and re-opening the abbey as Brasserie St. Feuillien. Today it is one of the most revered Belgian abbey breweries in the world.
St. Feuillien is helmed by the fifth generation of the Friart family who continue to brew a range of beers, demonstrating a determination to stay rooted in the region’s history and keep this local tradition very much alive. At the same time, St. Feuillien continues to invest in its equipment and facilities, allowing its brewers to channel their passion and brewing knowledge into creating new offerings, such as quality gluten-free beer.
Like any great Belgian brewery, its beer and tradition are what truly set it apart. Notable beers include its famed golden blonde ale St. Feuillien Saison, the rich and complex St. Feuillien Tripel, and with an unforgettable character the extra-blond amber St. Feuillien Grand Cru.
St. Feuillien Brewery
Rue d’Houdeng 20, 7070
Le Roeulx, Belgium
Phone: +32 64 31 18 18
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