The Brasserie Dupont is a former farm dating back to 1759. In 1844, it became the Rimaux-Derrider farm-brewery, specialising in the production of honey and “Saison” (season) beers, so called because the farm-breweries produced this type of beer in winter for consumption on the fields in summer.
In 1920, agronomist, Louis Dupont, was planning to buy a farm in Canada. To dissuade him from doing so, his father Alfred Dupont bought him this farm-brewery. Louis Dupont gave us a new take on the basic “Saison” recipe, known today by the name Saison Dupont.
In 1942, Sylva Rosier left Aalst to settle in Tourpes and work with his uncle.
In 1945, Louis Dupont handed the Brasserie Dupont down to his nephew Sylva Rosier, brewing engineer and engineering consultant in Belgium and abroad.
After the Second World War, Pils beers became very popular. Many small Belgian breweries disappeared because they could not meet this demand. It was Sylva Rosier’s dynamism and technical knowledge that ensured the survival of the Brasserie Dupont with the introduction of Redor Pils.
He had three children, Claude, Marc and Ghislaine, two of whom became involved in the company. His daughter Claude with whom he developed the “Rola” laboratory, which carries out the brewery and malting plant analyses for Tourpes and also for numerous outside firms. And his son Marc who worked with his father on specific projects. In 1990, Marc Rosier became known as Belgium’s pioneer of organic* beers with the Moinette Biologique* and Saison Biologique*. During the 1990s and at the start of the 2000s, the range continued to expand with the Bière de Miel Biologique*, Biolégère* and Blanche du Hainaut Biologique*.
Today, the Brasserie Dupont is owned by Sylva Rosier’s children and grandchildren. Sylva Rosier’s grandson, Ghislaine’s son, Olivier Dedeycker, joined the company in 1990 as a brewing engineer. In 2002, he took the helm of the family brewery from his uncle Marc Rosier. He represents the fourth generation of this family of brewers.
Our sales remained local for a long time, with production representing around 4,000hl up to 1986, the year of beer in Belgium, which enabled many consumers to discover our products.
Regular exports of our beers really started in 1992.
Since 2003, production has grown significantly and exceeded 26,000hl in 2016.
To cope with this growth, we have been investing regularly in additional production equipment and in the expansion of our production premises. Our philosophy is to make optimal use of technology while maintaining the traditional production processes linked to the history of our brewery.
* BE-BIO-01 certified
Creation of the Rimaux-Deridder farm-brewery
- 1920Saison Dupont
- 1920Louis Dupont
Rimaux-Deridder farm-brewery bought by Alfred Dupont for his son, Louis Dupont.
- 1945Sylva Rosier
- 1950Rédor Pils
- 1955Moinette Blonde
- 1964Marc Rosier
- 1970Bons Vœux
Beer created for the Aubechies Archéosite
- 1986Moinette Brune
Production of spent grain bread
- 1995Cheese dairy
Opening of the cheese dairy.
Production of cheese matured in beer.
- 1997Bière de Miel Bio
- 1999Blanche du Hainaut Bio
- 2002Olivier Dedeycker
- 2008Extension of the brewing house
Installation of two new stainless steel tuns (mashing and filtration)
- 2009Closing of the bakery
- 2010Saison Dupont Dry Hopping
- 2011Monk's Stout Dupont
- 2014Expansion of the cellar and warehouse
- highly sophisticated insulation technology for the building and energy recovery from the cooling unit used to heat the maturing room
- LED lighting
- green roof.
- 2014Opening of the shop
Retail space aimed at private customers
- 2017New bottling line
At the start of 2017, the Brasserie Dupont invested in a new bottling line.
The new filler enables us to produce 5,000 75cl bottles and 12,000 25 and 33cl bottles per hour.
The new labelling machine required us to change the design of our labels: a single body label and neck label.
- 2018Hirond'Ale #1.0