We are holding a fantastic competition with the chance to win a Haacht Super 8 mini fridge and 12 Haacht Brewery beers! All you have to do to enter is buy a minimum of 4 bottles from the Haacht brewery range on our website and you will be automatically entered into the giveaway. Visit the Haacht Brewery page Here>> The beers included:
- Charles Quint
- Charles Quint Ommegang
- Charles Quint Rouge
- Haacht Star Light
- Haacht Primus
- Super 8 Cherry
- Super 8 Export
- Super 8 Flandrien
- Super 8 IPA
- Super 8 Rouge
- Super 8 Blanche
- Tongerlo Lux
- Tongerlo Nox
- Tongerlo Prior
T&Cs: This giveaway ends Thursday 29th February 2024. Purchases made in person in the Beers of Europe shop do not qualify for entry. The winner will be picked at random and informed by email, the prize is non-transferable. The prize must be claimed within 28 calendar days if failing to do so a new winner will be notified. entrants must be 18+. UK P&P only. There is no cash alternative to the prize offered.
Disclaimer: The Rince Cochon range is not included in this giveaway and any purchases of the following products will not count towards entry:
The Rich History and Distinct Flavours of Haacht Brewery
Nestled in the heart of Belgium, Haacht Brewery boasts a heritage dating back to 1898. Over the years, this family-owned brewery has evolved, blending time-honoured brewing techniques resulting in a legacy of remarkable Belgian beers.
On the significant date of June 14, 1898, Eugène De Ro, a fermentation engineer, marked the inception of Haacht Brewery by brewing his first beer. Initially named ‘Melkerij van Haecht’ (Haacht Dairy), the brewery underwent a transformative change in 1902 when De Ro shifted to brewing bottom-fermented beer. This strategic decision propelled Haacht Brewery to the forefront of Belgian brewing within a decade, solidifying its position among the global leaders.
From trams to triumphs:
Haacht Brewery’s beers quickly gained acclaim in Brussels, facilitated by the ‘beer tram’ that connected the brewery to the Belgian capital. By 1929, the brewery had phased out dairy-related activities, dedicating its efforts entirely to brewing. The 1930s witnessed a surge in production with the introduction of Bock, Export, Pilsen, and Stout Ale, reaching a pre-war record of 523,000 hectolitres in 1937.
1950 saw the opening of Haacht Brewery’s first bottling hall, expanding its product range to include bottled beer alongside barrel offerings. Alfred van der Kelen, Eugène De Ro’s son-in-law, took charge in 1951, initiating a phase of expansion that extended the brewery’s reach into northern France and southern Netherlands through strategic acquisitions in the ensuing decades.
Focus on Modernisation:
The latter half of the 20th century and beyond witnessed Haacht Brewery’s commitment to modernization. Significant investments were made in new production techniques, including upgrades to fermentation, lagering, and filtration units. The brewery continued to evolve with the introduction of warm chambers in 2006 and a new keg-filling hall in 2010, ultimately culminating in the opening of a syrup plant in 2016.
The brewery’s journey from the 19th century to the ultra-modern facility of today is a testament to its enduring spirit. Join us in savouring the flavours with our range of Haacht Brewery’s beers:
Super 8 Flandrien
Caramelized malts, fruity esters, and a hint of spice in the aroma, each sip unfolds a smooth, rich malt backbone with dark fruit, chocolate, and spice undertones. The finish, featuring a moderate hop bitterness, creates an exceptionally satisfying and layered drinking experience for those seeking a heavier brew.
Super 8 Flandrien£3.09
Super 8 Cherry
Super 8 Cherry blends the sweet tanginess of cherries with soda’s effervescence, offering a perfectly balanced flavour profile. This iconic, vibrant beverage delivers a refreshing and nostalgic experience. Enjoy solo or as a creative cocktail mixer for any casual occasion.
Super 8 Cherry£2.89
Charles Quint Golden Blond
A blond special beer boasting a hoppy and spicy aroma, delivering an exceptionally pleasing bitter and dry aftertaste. In 2014, Charles Quint Golden Blond secured European silver at the World Beer Awards in the ‘Pale Beer – Belgian Style Strong’ category.
Charles Quint Ommegang
Bottle re-fermentation highlights its perfect taste and aromas, resulting in a straw-coloured beer with a dry, robust character. With three hop varieties contributing flowery and spicy notes, it unfolds into a complex bitterness with a delicate citrus aroma.
Charles Quint Ommegang£3.59
This re-fermented masterpiece pours a warm, dark brown with a creamy white head, offering initial sweetness and a full aroma that develops into delightful notes of vanilla and cooked banana. The aftertaste features a burnt bitterness with a hint of chocolate icing.
A full-bodied beer that seamlessly blends fruity notes with a spicy, slightly flowery hop bitterness. Embracing the heritage of the White Canons of Tongerlo, this officially recognized Belgian abbey ale is a testament to age-old traditions.