Stella Artois’s story can be seen on every single one of their bottles where they proudly display hints of their origins. By 1366 roots of their brewing tradition had been established in the city of Leuven Belgium– which is also where the original Den Hoorn brewery was founded. Den Hoorn laid the foundation for the quality taste and standard Stella Artois is known for. The symbol of the Den Hoorn Brewery is proudly displayed in Stella Artois' cartouche to this day. Sebastian Artois was admitted to the Leuven Brewer’s Guild as a Brew Master in 1708 and only nine years later purchased the Den Hoorn brewery. In memoriam you can find his last name on the brewery and every bottle of Stella Artois around the world. The Artois Brewery was so beloved internationally and locally a special batch was created as a Christmas gift to the people of Leuven. That special batch was the first to officially include "Stella" in its name. "Stella" meaning star in Latin pays homage to this original occasion accompanied by a star on every bottle.
Saaz Hops are the key to making the great taste profile associated with the iconic Stella Artois. Golden in colour this pilsner is beautifully balanced, full flavoured with a pronounced hoppy bitterness and a crisp, clean finish.