By this date a tradition of brewing beer had been established in Leuven, Belgium.
First clear reference to the Den Hoorn brewery.
Sebastian Artois is admitted to the Leuven Brewer’s Guild as brewmaster. He apprentices underneath head brewer Jacob de Bruyn at De Hoorn.
Sebastian Artois purchases the Den Hoorn brewery.
Sebastian Artois passes away at the age of 45. His wife Barbara Hermans, daughter of a well known brewer in Leuven, takes over the brewery.
At the young age of 22, Sebastian’s only surviving son Adrian Artois is registered as brewmaster in the Brewers Guild of Leuven and takes over Den Hoorn for the next 50 years.
The last surviving child of Adrian, Jeanne Marie, leaves the entirety of the Artois family inheritance – including the Artois Breweries – to the manager and family friend of the breweries: Albert Marnef.
The company NV Brouwerijen Artois is created.
The Den Hoorn brewery is destroyed during World War I.
Ofﬁcial opening of the new ‘Den Hoorn’ brewery, in honor of the original.
Stella Artois ﬁrst brewed 5 times in October under the code name ‘X’.
In January, the “Stella Artois” name is registered for trademark. The beer is introduced later that year as a Christmas beer, with “Stella” being named after the Christmas star.
By 1964 the export of Stella Artois to other European countries began.
Opening of a new, fully automated brewery in Leuven.
Total annual Stella Artois sales of nearly 10 million Hectolitres.