From Belgium WITH LOVE
At Stella Artois, we are extremely proud of our Belgian roots.
Our story can be seen on every bottle of Stella Artois. If you look closely, hints of our origins are proudly displayed.
It all started in the year 1366, when our brewing tradition was founded in the city of Leuven, Belgium– which is also where you can find the original Den Hoorn brewery. Den Hoorn laid the foundation for the quality taste and standard Stella Artois is known for. The symbol of the Den Hoorn Brewery is proudly displayed in Stella Artois' cartouche to this day.
In 1708, Sebastian Artois was admitted to the Leuven Brewer’s Guild as a brewmaster and began working as an apprentice at Den Hoorn. Only nine years later, Artois purchasedthe brewery and became the Master Brewer, putting his last name on the brewery and over time every bottle of Stella Artois around the world.
The Artois Brewery was so beloved internationally and locally, a special batch was brewed as a Christmas gift for our loyal patrons. That special batch was the first to officially include "Stella" in its name. "Stella", meaning star in Latin, pays homage to this original occasion, accompanied by a star on every bottle.
So next time you see a bottle of Stella Artois, take note of the rich history paired with the rich flavor on and in every bottle.