Chimay has been brewed in Abbaye de Notre-Dame-de Scourmont since 1862.
The Bières de Chimay brewery was founded in Scourmont Abbey in the Belgian municipality of Chimay in 1862. To meet their needs, Trappist monks mastered the art of brewing and cheese making. Thanks to high quality and amazing features, the products of Trappist monks became popular and loved all over the world. Fifty percent of Chimay branded beers are sold in export markets.
Bières de Chimay is made exclusively from natural ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, sugar, hops and yeast extract.
Water for beer is taken from the cleanest source located inside the monastery walls.
After fermentation, the beer is transported from the monastery to the place of bottling 12 km from the monastery.
After bottling, the beer "returns" to the monastery, where it undergoes bottle bottling for three weeks before being sent for sale.
In 1988, the brewery was reconstructed, and today new capacities allow producing more than 12 megaliters of beer annually.