Mc Chouffe Dark Ale
Founded by two brothers-in-law in 1982 in a dilapidated cowshed, Brasserie d’Achouffe is based in the Belgian Ardennes, although they have moved out of the cowshed. Achouffe is a nod to the local village and as for the gnome on their bottles – well, that was a flash of inspiration by brewer Chris.
Their iconic blonde beer La Chouffe shot them to fame, and a buyout by the Duvel brewery in 2006. Around ten thousand people visit the brewery each year to sample this brew, along with other beery creations, our favourite of which is the adorably-named Mc Chouffe scotch ale, featuring a kilt-wearing gnome