Brouwerij Verhaeghe has a history dating back to 1885 when Paul Verhaeghe established a brewery and malt works in the small village of Vichte in south west Flanders, near to the city of Kortijk.

Today the brewery is run by the fourth generation of the family, borthers Karl and Peter.  It no longer operates as a malt works, but the brewery is such in integral part of the local community that the family crest forms part of the town's crest.

When I first visited Brouwerij Verhaeghe, on a quiet day in December 2015, I almost turned around and continued on my way.  Driving around the grounds of the brewery I thought it was closed for the day.  Fortunately I peered into an office window and was beckoned inside.

I was lucky enough to be introduced to Karl Verhaeghe who took time out of his day to guide me around the brewery and share stories of the brewery's past. This depsite him  being phiscally restricted having recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident!

He was very generous with his time, and his passion for his family brewery was contagious.  I left with a very generous box of samples (though I alaready knew I loved the Duchesse de Bourgogne) and a promise to get some Verhaeghe beers on our future shipments.

Ever since, the beers of Verhaeghe have been a core in our portfolio with the Duchesse de Bourgogne being one of our best selling beers.

Beers from the brewery

Barbe Noire

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

A Belgian Export Porter from a brewery more known for their Flemish sour ales

Barbe Ruby

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

A fruit beer featuring sweet cherries from the family Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Duchesse de Bourgogne

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

The classic Flanders Red Ale - the Duchesse of Burgundy

Duchesse de Bourgogne Cherry

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Verhaeghe's Duchesse with 20kg of sour Limburg cherries added per 100 litres of beer

Duchesse De Bourgogne Cherry Chocolate

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Verhaeghe's famous Duchesse De Bourgogne with the addition of sour cherries and chocolate essence

Duchesse Red

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

The news beer from Verhaeghe is this sweet cherry sour

Echt Kriekenbier

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

A flemish mixed fermentation ale with northern sour cherries added during the barrel maturation

Verhaeghe Barbe Nōel

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Verhaeghe's special Christmas beer is a blonde ale with wheat and spices


by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

The original flanders oud bruin from the old family brewery Verhaeghe, this is an unblended cask aged beer

Glasses from the brewery

Duchesse de Bourgogne 50cl Glass

by Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Out of stock

If you want a big glass of Duchesse, this 500ml branded glass is the vessel for you!