Nestled in the picturesque Salzkammergut of northern Austria, Schloss (Castle) Eggenberg is one of Europe’s oldest breweries – built on a history dating back to the 10th century and a family heritage stretching back nine generations.
Brouwerij De Halve Maan, the most visited brewery in Belgium, has been family-owned and operated since 1856, passing through six generations of the family tree. For decades, the family brewers have strived to offer world-class beer, both in quality and taste, whilst remaining true to their traditions, and the art of brewing.
Brasserie Dubuisson is the oldest and most authentic brewery in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, with a history stretching back to 1769 when it was founded by Joseph Leroy, an ancestor on the maternal side of the current owner, Hugues Dubuisson. In between, eight generations of Dubuisson brewers have passed on their skills father to son, and this family-owned brewery remains independent to this day.
With a history stretching back to 1882, Brouwerij Oud Beersel is not only one of the last remaining authentic lambic breweries in Belgium, it’s one of the oldest.
At Tucher Traditionsbrauerei’s two-city Brewhouse, the brewery’s unique story is built into its name, as the building straddles the border between Furth and Nuremberg, Germany – two Northern Bavarian cities with proud heritages. So prevalent is this cultural divide, that the border is marked throughout the brewery for all to see.