Anecdotes

Haacht Brewery is about more than just brewing beer. Behind the company gates and inside every bottle hides a story.  We have around 400 employees who have certainly just as many anecdotes. Stories from now, from the past, about our people, our customers, our products.

Read and take in the atmosphere from inside and beyond our gates. Discover and experience a brewery with soul. Read all about it here and enjoy!

The origins of Primus with yeast

This is how it all began...

Top fermentation or bottom fermentation?

It is often discussed over a glass of beer what exactly is top or bottom fermentation...

Our longest employee

Would you like to hear about our longest employee?

Ultimum Optimum

Our Tongerlo abbey beers and our Ommegang beer by Charles Quint are all re-fermented in the bottle...

A landmark

A newspaper once claimed that our chimney had been out of service for years…

'The whistling brewery'

Did you raise an eyebrow when you read the title of this post? Our local residents surely didn’t...

Festina lente

It turns out that the age-old motto of the Norbertines of Tongerlo is still highly topical. Read more…

Warmly recommended

Have you ever wondered why it's so warm in a brew-house?

The oast house, an historic monument

Our oast house witnesses the silent remnants of a senseless war...

Musical talent at Haacht Brewery

The brass band is playing...

Charles V and the pot

Emperor Charles V was known as a great beer lover...

The cyclist in Primus

Where does the affection and bond that Primus has with cycling come from? ...

Nie Kest, our local monument

Oldest resident of Belgium had a Primus café her whole life...

The Primus clapping glove

Primus makes you clap for your cycling hero…

Brewery visit
brouwerijbezoek

You will realise that what seems to be a simple pint of Primus actually involves a lot of craftsmanship. Hold on to your questions for the moment, as your visit begins here.