Leffe

Leffe

Leuven, Vlaaderen - Belgium

Founded in 1152, Our Lady of Leffe was an abbey of Premonstratensian canons, i.e. monks living in a community characterized by its hospitality, whose brewing tradition dates back to 1240.

A lay brewmaster worked for the abbey and made a Leffe beer so delicious that the parishioners preferred to drink a Leffe on Sundays rather than go to church. The abbot had to take strong measures: The abbey and the brewery were closed during the French Revolution. It was re-established in 1929.

In 1952, Abbot Nys and Albert Lootvoet decided to take over the brewing tradition of Leffe with its well-kept recipe and to offer a range of delicious Leffe beers. In the meantime, AB-InBev has taken over the torch and is committed to honouring the tradition of Leffe beer, which has been brewed according to the same recipe since 1240.

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