At Brasserie de Silly, the expertise of craft beer brewing has been passed on for 6 generations since 1850. The brewery is a reference in terms of quality. Belgian and foreign customers appreciate the accessibility, customer friendliness and flexibility. Brasserie de Silly produces a wide range of Belgian beers. Each beer is brewed according to traditional methods with the best ingredients: pure water, unique yeast of which only the master brewer knows the secret, the best hops and quality malt.
The history of Silly
In the 19th century, large Hainaut farms used barley and hops to brew seasonal beers for farm workers. In Silly, a Belgian village 40 km south-west of Brussels, Marcelin Hypolite mynbrughen started the brewery in 1850, first still under the name Cense de la Tour. In 1900, Marcelin's son Adelin won a silver medal at the Paris World Exhibition. During the First World War, Adelin's son, Adelin jr, created a new beer with the help of English soldiers passing through Silly.
Agricultural activity ceased in 1947. Since then, the focus has been entirely on the brewery, which then produced only high-fermentation beers such as Grisette, Saison and Scotch. In 1950, a pilsner, a low-fermentation beer was launched, intended for pubs at the brewery. In 1975, after the acquisition of Brasserie Tennstedt Decroes in Edingen, the Double Enghien based on a dark high-fermentation beer joined the range.
Today, the Enghien range has three beers: Enghien Blonde, Enghien Brune and the Christmas beer Enghien Noël. In 1990 the Blanche de Silly and la Divine were launched. in 2004 the Pink Killer was added, a fruity wheat beer with grapefruit juice.
In recent years, a lot of attention went into research and development.This led to some new beers:
- Abbaye de forest, a recognised abbey beer
- Silly Pils BIO, the only Walloon organic Pils
- Green Killer IPA, a pronounced happy beer
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