About Brouwerij De Halve Maan
The homebrewery "De Halve Maan" is the only family brewery in the centre of Bruges that is still active. De "Halve Maan" is situated in the heart of our historical town and offers a hospital welcome to the visitors.
In 2005 new life has been blown into the brewery with the revival of the brewery’s activities.
Xavier Vanneste, son of Mrs Véronique Maes, restarted the old brewery after a thorough renovation of the remaining installation. He launched this new beer under the name ‘Brugse Zot’ for which a unique recipe has been developed. Today Brugse Zot is the one and only beer really brewed in Bruges’ towncenter !
By the end of 2008, "Straffe Hendrik" a beer once developed and brewed by the Maes' familiy returned to Bruges and is now being brewed, once again, at the brewery "De Halve Maan" according to the original recipe.