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25/05/2020

La Divine, the divinely strong amber beer

In 1990 Jean-Paul Van der Haegen compiled the recipe for La Divine. Jean-Paul trained as a brewing engineer in Ghent. He is the father of Bertrand, on...

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25/05/2020

Work on the production hall and in the laboratory

We have carried out several maintenance and installation jobs during the lockdown. The barrel line (barrels of 20, 25, 30 and 50 l) was set up in a br...

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25/05/2020

New points-of-sale catalogue

This 45-page catalogue details the sales and marketing materials that Brasserie de Silly make available to you. Use them to give your customers a plea...

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16/02/2020

Brasserie de Silly on a royal trade mission to China

Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, representing His Royal Highness, led a trade mission to the People’s Republic of China. During this mission to B...

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16/02/2020

Warming up with Enghien d’Hiver

The days of winter can be very cold indeed. The ideal opportunity to warm yourself up at home with a tasty winter beer. Last year Enghien Noël change...

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16/02/2020

Silly Scotch gift set

Introduce your customers to the Silly Scotch gift set. An original gift in beautiful packaging. Silly Scotch is a full-mouthed, generous beer for the ...

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16/02/2020

Logistics manager Olivier Dehoust tells his story

I am responsible for logistics at Brasserie de Silly. Bertrand recruited me in January 2012. Ever since then my job has seen tremendous changes. I sta...

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16/02/2020

Overview of 2019 and prospects for 2020

When we look back at 2019 from a production perspective, it was a year of significant investments and major changes. We had a 500m2 hall built to hous...

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02/07/2019

Gift idea: Pink Killer set

Summer is on its way. Temperatures are rising and so is the demand for refreshing beers, our Pink Killer for prime example. This fruity thirst-quenche...

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02/07/2019

(Re)discover the very best of local beers: Enghien Blonde

Emile, Fabiloa, Gisèle, Maurice, Henri, André and Jeanne – all of these are the names of pop-up shops you can find dotted around the parks of Brus...

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02/07/2019

Café 1030, a hidden gem in Schaarbeek

Café 1030 is the tale of two brothers who wanted to start a bar … but not just any bar and not just anywhere. They were looking for an oasis in the...

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02/07/2019

New equipment and a mechanised bottling line

Brasserie de Silly’s new bottling line has been in operation for over a year now. It took us two years to prepare for the changeover. In 2015 we had...

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02/07/2019

Silly Kriek: a big thank you to the krieken!

Good news for fruit beer lovers: in response to customer requests going back many years Silly Kriek has landed. A beer like this, perfectly suited to ...

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02/07/2019

Green Killer: an IPA to savour

Green Killer is an India Pale Ale (IPA): a top-fermented beer of English origin. IPAs were developed in the 18th century for the export market, primar...

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02/07/2019

Spoil the one you love with a Silly variety pack (25 cl or 33cl)

Brasserie de Silly has just introduced a new gift box comprising six different Silly beers: Silly Blanche (25cl), La Divine (33cl), Silly Bio (25cl), ...

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02/07/2019

5 years of Le Carillon. Happy Birthday!

Maïté Le Myé of Le Carillon, the café situated just opposite the Church of Saint Nicolas in Edingen (Enghien), is celebrating her fifth anniversar...

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02/07/2019

A new production hall

We are building a new production hall in our brewery. The building works commenced in mid-November 2018 and finished in May 2019. Most of the heavy wo...

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04/12/2018

Discover the new face of the Double Enghien beers. These regional beers have undergone a quality make-over thanks to a clever combination of design and tradition

Enghien has had a face-lift After we refreshed the entire Silly and Abbaye de Forest ranges in 2017, it was the turn of the Enghien beers to have a ma...

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04/12/2018

Good times are on the menu at Le Coq Wallon in Zinnik

For over thirty years Lorenzo Belfiore has stood behind the bar at Le Coq Wallon. He has been the manager of this café in Zinnik (Soignies) since 198...

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04/12/2018

Time to celebrate!

We held our brewery festival on Saturday 13th October and, just like the 2017 edition, it was a great success. Silly Day 2018 was staged in close co-o...

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04/12/2018

2018 saw us focus on innovation and sustainable enterprise.

We are making innovative changes to different areas of our business but without ever losing sight of our mission statement “the taste of the brewer...

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11/04/2018

Restaurant Gojo

Gojo is the perfect meeting place, just opposite Gravenbrakel railway station. This café-bar-diner is set in a dream location for co-owner, Noémie, ...

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11/04/2018

Franco: expert in filtration and packaging

Francesco Cincinnato (everyone calls him Franco), has spent the last 29 years working for Brasserie de Silly. These few words are not enough to pay tr...

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11/04/2018

Silly Saison

At this time of year you should be drinking Silly Saison, a typical Belgian spring beer. When, in 1850, our founder, Marcellin Meynsbrughen, set up th...

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11/04/2018

New investments

April 2018 is a busy time for our production department; soon the first bottles will emerge from our brand-new bottling line. This is a proud moment a...

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11/04/2018

A lot is happening at Brasserie de Silly!

Spring has arrived, and with it a new bottling line at Brasserie de Silly. At the end of 2017 we decided to invest in new bottling equipment to enhanc...

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19/12/2017

What are we looking forward to in this Christmas and New Year season?

We are getting close to the end of the year, the perfect moment to check the balance sheet, to plan for the future and, above all, to wish everyone a ...

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19/12/2017

1918 – 2018: Scotch de Silly is 100 years young

Scotch de Silly was created at the end of the First World War, when a regiment of Scottish soldiers was stationed near Silly. The homesick soldiers wa...

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19/12/2017

New filling machine at Brasserie de Silly in February 2018

Brasserie de Silly continues to invest in production infrastructure. On the advice of brewery consultant, Jacques Fourneaux, and Julien Matot of Sense...

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19/12/2017

Brasserie de Silly, from 1975 to 2017

After the 1975 takeover of Brasserie Tennstedt Decroes in Enghien (Edingen), home of Double Enghien beers, Brasserie de Silly continued to launch new ...

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19/12/2017

‘Warm’ winter beers to chase the cold away

Some beers are just right for cooling down on a hot summer day, and others are made for the winter. Enghien Noël, Double Enghien Brune, La Divine and...

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19/12/2017

At Au Vieux Marché Café Michaël follows in the footsteps of his ancestors

Managing a café is a Vanderkelen family tradition that has passed from father to son. “My great-great-grandfather, born in 1833, was in charge of t...

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19/12/2017

Abbaye de Forest gift case

Christmas and the New Year are only just around the corner and everyone is looking for the perfect gift for family and friends. How do you find the ri...

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15/06/2017

UNESCO recognises Belgian beer culture as intangible world heritage

Brewing and the appreciation of beer are very much part of the living heritage of communities all around Belgium. Now the world is catching up to what...

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30/05/2017

Summer is coming: the thirsty season of barbecues

A wide range of Brasserie de Silly beers are made with summer drinking in mind. Silly Pils and Bio Pils – our organic beer – are really quaffa...

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30/05/2017

Brasserie de Silly, from 1930 to 1975

In a previous issue we gave an account of the history of Brasserie de Silly from our birth in 1850 to 1930. Now it’s time to move on to the next cha...

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30/05/2017

Gain a BSB beer serving qualification with Brasserie de Silly

Only Belgium could have an organization like the BSB, the Office Belge Du Service De La Biere, or the Belgische dienst voor de Serveerkunst van het Bi...

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30/05/2017

Café de la Brasserie in Silly: specialty beers and traditional home cooking

Muriel Desmecht has been the manager of Café de la Brasserie, located right next to the brewery, since November 2005. It’s a sizeable place, with s...

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02/11/2016

Gift idea: Half a metre of Silly

Christmas and the New Year are approaching rapidly. Many of us are looking for gifts for family and friends. Our tip: half a metre of Silly beers! Bee...

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02/11/2016

Silly: This brewery wants Belgian beers to rank amongst the best in the world

Beers brewed abroad; American beers in particular, have made inroads at several recent beer contests held around the world. Nevertheless, Belgium rema...

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02/11/2016

New boiling kettle at Brasserie de Silly

Over the summer the brewhall saw the installation of a new boiling kettle. This kettle is intended to replace the former mashing and boiling kettle an...

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02/11/2016

Winter is just around the corner so now is the time for heart-warming beers

Winter beers and Christmas beers are selling well towards the end of the year. Enghien Noël is a top-fermented beer of the triple type, in other word...

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02/11/2016

Brasserie de Silly, a family brewery with a long tradition

Ever since the 19th century, beer has been brewed on the large farms of the Hainaut region with the use of home-grown barley and hops. In those days t...

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27/10/2016

A l’ Tonne: warm onthaal en Belgische streekkeuken

In de lente van 2015 nam Katia Moenens het etablissement ‘A l’Tonne’ over dat inmiddels werd gerenoveerd met de steun van Brasserie de Silly. De...

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07/06/2016

Our passion: to let you discover a world of tastes

At Brasserie de Silly, we are passionate about brewing. It forms part of our DNA. We want you to discover our tasty beers at a get-together with frien...

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16/02/2016

WHAT’S NEW – Silly Rouge

The new Silly Rouge, available in barrels and bottles

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16/02/2016

DISCOVER – Beer Silly Sour

A new trend: sour beers

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16/02/2016

CONDITIONNEMENTS – Saison Silly and Double Enghien Brune

Saison Silly Saison Silly is now available in 33cl and 75cl bottles and in 20-litre barrels. The 25cl bottle has been withdrawn. Double Enghien Brune ...

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