Brasserie Theillier France

In the little town of Bavay, only a few miles from the border with Belgium, the Theillier family has crafted its fine bière de garde for generations. The charming brewery is built into the Thiellier family home, which was constructed in the 1600s on sturdy Roman foundations.

The Theilliers now makes only one beer. La Bavaisienne is artfully brewed, in very small batches, using a resourceful combination of ancient and more modern equipment. The newest heir to the family tradition, Michel Theillier, hand-delivers this popular beer within a small area around Bavay. Now beer drinkers in the U.S. can enjoy it too.

“This remarkable brewery deserves to be better known.” (Michael Jackson, The Beer Companion)


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THEILLIER la bavaisienne

Theillier La Bavaisienne

French bière de garde – literally, “beer for keeping”- is hardy, big-flavored ale. It was traditionally brewed in late winter, then laid down for consumption in the summer months when the heat made brewing impossible. In the little town of Bavay, only a few miles…

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