The micro-brewery, like once upon a time…

Beer is an authentic product from the Ardenne region. It has both Belgian and French roots. In Ardenne’s case, its brewing tradition is said to hark back to the Celts. During the Renaissance period, the town of Sedan was home to eight brewers. In 1887, this activity was pursued in the département by 227 breweries. But competition among the big breweries of the Nord, Lorraine, Alsace and Belgium, along with the First World War, struck a sinister blow to the brewing industry, causing establishments to disappear one after the other.

Today, it is possible to (re)discover brewery work by visiting the Clos Belle Rose micro-brewery in Haybes. Here, you will be able to sample a local beer, such as the amber-coloured L’Hayboise, which is named after the municipality of Haybes where the two establishments are located but also after Haybes and Fumay slate, or Cerf blanc (blonde) which comes from the association between the “Saint Hubert” restaurant and the leader of the hunt. For the more curious among you, brewing lessons are on offer inside the micro-brewery – your opportunity to become a brewer for a few hours.