Averbode Abbey beer is a tribute to history: from the 14th to the early 20th century the abbey was already actively engaged in brewing. For the production of the ‘new’ abbey beer the abbey opted for Brouwerij Huyghe, which also has a rich history of its own.
However, there are also similarities. Respect for the environment and society play a central role in the brewery. Indeed, Brouwerij Huyghe is the only brewery in Belgium to produce the Mongoza-beer that has received the fair trade, gluten free and organic label. It also actively invests in a smaller footprint and social employment.
They Abbey did not only launch the basket of Averbode products, but created a welcoming experience center on it’s domain where crafts are practiced again. So old service buildings were given a new purpose: now they are the home to an abbeycafé with a brewery, a cheese factory, a bakery and an abbey shop. Several information carriers introduce you to the abbey life, a publishing and living tradition in agriculture and food.