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De Dolle Brouwers
Type: Brewery
Website: http://www.dedollebrouwers.be/

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At their tiny Belgian village brewery with a capacity of only 900 barrels per year, the De Dolle Brouwers add spices to their four seasonals that catch the mood of the seasons.

Kris, the brewer of De Dolle, is an artist, and that's apparent as soon as you enter this rustic brewery. The walls are painted in the same style that graces the labels of De Dolle beer. This should be no surprise, since the brewer, Kris, designed both! The De Dolle brewery uses a unique and rustic set up, that includes an enormous copper coolship (cooling trough).

In addition to the brewery itself, there is a small tasting room for locals and visitors, and an area for barrel aging special beers. The brewery is open to tours on Sundays, which include in oerbier!

The founder of the brewery was a doctor in medicine, Louis Nevejan. The breweries first building dates from 1835 AD. Once it was both brewery and distillery. Doctor Nevejan died in 1882 and the brewery was sold to Alouis Costenoble. The family brewed for three generations until 1980. Beer brands included COQ PILS OUD BRUIN & COSMOS. After the brewery shut down in 1980, the current brewers bought the space and began the production of the unique, small batch De Dolle beers.

Kris, the current brewer, is doing historical research on West-Flanders breweries from 1900 AD on, and has received the 'GOLDEN HAMMER' Trophy, a twice yearly award for historic research on breweries. This was attributed by vzw 't Hamerken in Bruges on March 27, 2000.

Picture: De Dolle brewery logo
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