Caulier is a brand with long historical roots back to 1842.
It still has a strong presence in the collective memory of the Belgium beer aficionados.
7 Belgium beer drinkers out of 10 know the name of Caulier.
Today Caulier beers are the only naturally sugar free beers in the market.
They are the only light beers that won several competitions.
Caulier, the only naturally sugar free beer. No artificial sweeteners, no preservatives, no colourants.
Caulier has roots in Neufvilles (Soignies) in 1842.
In 1855, with the development of the business, the brewery acquired the “Brasserie du Pont de Londres” in Mons.
In 1873, Edmond Caulier bought a third brewery in Brussels, rue Henry 31 in the North part of town.
In 1888, Edmond unified the three breweries and invested in low fermentation processes.
When he died in 1893, his children took over under the name “Caulier Frères”. In 1895, they registred the name “Brasserie Caulier”, n°4 to 26 rue Henry. The stables were n°27 to 31 and the bottling were 18-24 rue Willem Demol. In 1959, the brewery was transformed in “Société anonyme” and merged with the brewery Imperial. On 30 September 1960, the brewery became “SA Brasserie de Ghlin”. A brand new brewery moved to Ghlin.
The offices remained in Bruxelles till 1971 when the brewery had to move out because of a massive real estate project, the project “Manhattan”. In the seventies, the brewery got bankrupt. Under the supervision of the Prime Minister Leburton, who wanted to protect the workers, Artois and Piedboeuf were called in to set up a secret agreement to take over the brewery. The new partners invested in Ghlin under the SA Brassico to produce the Jupiler 5. They stopped all but one brand of the former Brasserie Caulier. In 1993 they closed down the factory. The brewery became what is known today as the “Expo Centre Mons”.
It is told that this secret venture set up the very ground for the creation of what became Belbrew, Interbrew, Inbev and eventually AB Inbev.
Still today, the former rue Centrale in Neufville, where the adventure started in 1842, is named rue Caulier. The former building has been put down, but the school of the village still bare proudly the brewery flagship beer.
Welcome in a world of passion. We are passionate about brewing the best Craft low carb beers. No residual sugars, no sweeteners, no colorants, no conservants. Caulier beers extra tastes are always a surprise for such light beers that can boast 30% less calories than equivalent beers. It is the result of our passion for craft beers and our secret process.
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Caulier is a brand with historical roots back to 1842. It is part of the Belgium historical beer heritage. At that time, beers used to be brewed locally, in small batches and only with natural ingredients. Beers were lot less sugary and lot more tasty than what industrial beers are today. That was the time when Caulier created the Perl 28 by Caulier. The apocryphal tale goes like this: as beers above 28 gr of malt per litre were paying higher taxes, Caulier decided to pay the tax and design beers with intense tastes. The 28 was born.
In 2008, in Brussels, Belgium, out of job and slightly disaffected beer lunatic, weary of the lack of taste and high sugar content of industrial beers, I set up to seek the graal of a delicious craft low carb beer. I wanted extra taste and booze without the boot. It took us four years to eventually find what I was looking for: A unique natural process to brew low carb beers with a unique intense taste.
In 2012, I opened a new chapter in the long history of superlative craft beers and made a unique vow: “I would brew locally low carb craft beers and sell them within 28 weeks of bottling through 28 gastro pubs. So my guests may enjoy fresh craft beer at peak flavor. I would only use the finest, most delicious natural ingredients”. In the honor of the iconic Perl 28, I used the 28 logo for our top geeks beers and gastro pubs. At the time, the craft beer community was laughing, not believing a low carb craft beer had any future.
Now, four years later, and thanks to the enthusiastic support of many loyal guests and partners, Caulier has double size every year the last three years and sells over 13 000 HTL. More than ever, we are united by a simple purpose of getting great fresh low carb craft beers to everyone who ask for it. We have gotten even more specific about freshness and peak flavor. We want to set up production capacity of maximum 28 000 HTL in each of our strategic markets. We have a brewery in Fidenza, Italy and are planning to open two new breweries in Belgium and Mexico within three years.
Improbable and delightfully, there are hundreds of us now.Eric Coppieters