Brasserie Bavery

THE ABANDONED BREWERY IN BELGIUM

The ‘Brasserie Bavery’ brewery in Couillet started producing beer in 1940. Charles Van Nueten, an architect from Brussels designed this building.

The buildings were owned by brewer Albert-François Bavery, hence the brand name BAF. The brewery offered a wide range of products including ‘BAF’, ‘Super Bavery’ and the famous ‘Abbaye d’Aulne’ which was originally brewed at Couillet.

The beers were brewed until 1979 when the brewery was forced to close due to the crisis. 

The production of the ‘BAF’ and ‘Abbaye d’Aulne’ beer was taken over by the De Smedt brewery in Opwijk. They brewed BAF until the 1990s. Since 2000 ‘Abbaye d’Aulne’ is brewed in Brasserie du Val de Sambre, located near the ruins of the Aulne abbey in Gozée. Today De Smedt is still active under the name Affligem. I visited ‘Brasserie Bavery’ in 2009. Today the building is an airsoft location.

Built 1940
Abandoned 1979
Endangered
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
Brasserie Bavery
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