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The Brasserie d'Orval is a Belgian brewery brewing authentic Abbaye beers. Located in the south of Belgium, the brewers have lovingly rebult the old abbey brewhouse to brew the world famous Orval ale.
The Orval beer we know today is all thanks to two Belgians: Honoré Van Sande, and John Vanheulle, who created the special dry-hopped brew.
There has probably been a brewery at the Abbaye d’Orval ever since the construction of a Benedictine priory at the site in 1070AD. Contemporary evidence from a Franciscan visitor mentions a houblonnière or hop garden.
In 1793 the abbey was destroyed, to be rebuilt some 130 years later. It required significant investment to rebuild the brewery.