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Welcome to our neighborly microbrewery ‘de Coureur’ (the cyclist) in Kessel-Lo, near Leuven.

Brewer Bart and his spouse Ine decided to quit the corporate world and go for a hoppy job. Bart will brew the beers he loves, hence a wide range of styles. The ‘Coureur’ beers  are energetic, exiting, courageous, unique and powerful, just like cyclists in the Tour of Flanders.

Bart has been a small brewer for years with Brewery NatteLore when he moved from Kessel-Lo (Leuven, Belgium) to Chicago (Illinois, USA) in 2014. In their first summer he fell with his race bike and broke his hip. The recovery time had 1 advantage; he discovered 200 craft breweries in Chicagoland. That resulted in an internship at GreenStar Brewery and a great and interesting relationship within the Chicago beer community. In the meantime Bart was executing his consultancy job. But in 2018 Bart and Ine moved back to Kessel-Lo and chose the Pursuit of Hoppiness. And whopla, brewery ‘de Coureur’ was born.

Brewer Bart loves to share his passion for beer. In the taproom everyone is welcome to enjoy a fresh, tasteful beer with a hoppy chat. Whether it’s one of the regular beers or a rotating drink, there will be a beer for everyone’s taste. (check the contact page for further info).

Life is Brewtiful!

Video credentials to our friend Nancy Zhang