Brasserie St-Feuillien to Debut Grisette Blanche in US

Le Roeulx, Belgium – Brasserie St-Feuillien is bringing another fabled brew to North America – its Grisette Blanche Wit, which received a gold medal at the 2016 World Beer Awards from an international jury of experts who blind-tasted over 1,500 beers from 32 countries. Certified organic in early 2016 (applicable to bottles only), Grisette Blanche won gold in the Belgian Style Witbier category.

“Grisette Blanche belongs to the rich family of Belgian white beers with light character, gentle flavor and a bouquet of aroma,” said St-Feuillien owner Ms. Dominique Friart. “At 5.5% ABV, it pours a pale golden yellow, with spicy aromas of citrus and coriander, a thick goldenrod head of foam and a smooth finish with minimal bitterness. It is a perfect refreshing springtime ale. However, it remains a full-bodied, savory beer offering lots of contrast.”

“Until now,” Ms. Friart continued, “Japan was our largest export market for La Blanche Grisette. Today, we’re so proud and excited that the product will be released in the U.S. for the first time. We know it will be well received. Do please try it and then spread the word!”

Grisette Blanche joins St-Feuillien’s U.S. offerings which include its Saison, Triple and Brune. It arrives this month in kegs only.

Brasserie St-Feuillien (pronounced FOO-yen) of Le Roeulx, Belgium stands out not only because it’s been producing top-quality abbey ales since 1873, but it has remained in the same family for its entire tenure, save for an 11-year hiatus from 1977 to 1988. The Friart family is now in its fourth generation of ownership, ensuring the abbey brewery’s values of consistent quality and time-honored tradition hold true.

St-Feuillien’s water source comes from an artesian well within the brewery itself, that draws from a spring 65 meters beneath the brewery. The water is naturally filtered by the bedrock, making for an extremely pure and unique source of brewing liquor.

Do you own or manage a bar, restaurant or retail establishment and want to offer the award-winning Grisette Blanche Wit for your patrons? Do you represent a distributor and wish to carry the Brasserie St-Feuillien portfolio of beer? Please contact Lanny Hoff with interest at +1 (612) 245-5433 or by email at lanny.hoff@artisanalimports.com.

About Brasserie St-Feuillien

Brasserie St-Feuillien (“Foo-Yen”) is the maker of some of the world’s most highly regarded Abbey Ales including the notable St-Feuillien Grand Cru, Saison, Blonde, Brune and Tripel. The brewery started in the 7th century, when an Irish monk named Foylan, a name which later morphed into the more French “Feuillien”, was killed in the village of Le Roeulx. A chapel was built in his honor that became the Abbey St-Feuillien du Roeulx. The St-Feuillien brewery has been operated by the Friart family since 1873, and its beer is among Belgium’s oldest and most authentic Abbey Ales. Learn more at www.st-feuillien.com.

ABOUT ARTISANAL IMPORTS

Artisanal Imports is an importer of specialty beers from England, Germany, Belgium and beyond. Our portfolio of fine ales and lagers is broad and represents a wide range of beer styles, but it is not our mission to collect every small brewery across Europe. We believe in working in full partnership with our breweries and are careful to select beers that are high quality and interesting but that do not overlap one to the next.

The company also represents a growing portfolio of U.S. based breweries and cideries to assist with national sales growth.

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