A state-of-the-art brasserie, a tasting room, a revamped store and…
La Brasserie du Val-Dieu is pleased to present you with the realisation of its project to expand and reorganise its facilities, in close collaboration with the ‘Agence Wallonne du Patrimoine’.
A colossal challenge for our teams to integrate such brewing infrastructures into a heritage site. Despite the many logistical constraints, we wanted to contribute fully to the development of the Abbey site and are proud to have succeeded, without financial aid or subsidy, says Alain Pinckaers, managing director and founder of the Brasserie du Val-Dieu. In addition, we have state-of-the-art equipment, never seen before in a craft brewery, which will allow us to further improve the quality of our beers and take advantage of our team’s expertise, adds Alain Pinckaers.
A private investment of around €4.8 million to serve the region’s heritage and tourist appeal.
New infrastructures, new opportunities.
These facilities will allow the Brasserie to brew 40,000 hectolitres of beer per year and thus double its production capacity while preserving the soul and authenticity of a beer brewed in the heart of a living Abbey.
We took this opportunity to come up with a new tourist circuit. These guided tours will allow Belgian and foreign visitors to understand the brewing process and discover the many secrets of the brewery, says Emeline Gilliquet, director of the Abbaye du Val-Dieu.
On the ancient farm of the abbey, under magnificent wooden frames, a friendly space dedicated to the tasting of Val-Dieu beers will delight the taste buds of beer lovers.
In the shop can be found everything offered by Val-Dieu, from souvenirs to local produce, all year round.
Opposite, located in the old stables, the restaurant ‘Casse-Croûte de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu’ has been completely renovated. The goal was to give the restaurant a facelift, which now perfectly combines modernity and the character of the building. Work has also been done on the exteriors with a magnificent fully refurnished terrace as well as bicycle racks allowing electric bicycles to be charged.
A private investment of around €4.8 million to serve the Walloon region’s heritage, economy and tourist appeal.