A small family run brewery, Brasserie Varhaeghe Vichte was founded in West Flanders, Belgium by Paul Varhaeghe as a Brewery Malterie in 1885.
Whilt most Belgian breweries only delivered to the local vicinity,Verhaeghe utilised the railway that linked Vichte with Brussels, and started to sell his beers further afield.
At the outbreak of the first world war, Paul Verhaeghe responded to the call of the Belgian Government to resist the German occupation economically by stopping the production. The refusal of brewing during the war was responded in turn by the Germans by the dismantling of the brewery. After four years of inactivity, the brewery had lost all its customers in Brussels and was put in front of the investment of a whole new production equipment. In the post war period the brewery remained bind regionally and adapted to new trends in the market. The first brews of beer of low fermentation by the brewery date from this period. The brewery was focused also on the improvement of the quality of its existing beers.
Today Verhaeghe is enjoyed throughout Europe and the world, known for it's traditional style beers.Read More