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Stella Artois

Stella Artois
    Brewery:SA Interbrew

The best selling Belgian beer in the world, Stella Artois is popular in over 80 countries. It is a strong international brand competing with brands such as Heineken, Amstel and Carlsberg and with a leading or strong position in the premium beer segments in England, the USA and Canada.

Stella Artois is an elegant, cultivated lager with 5.1% alcohol content, brewed from the very best ingredients based on experience gained over the beer's long history starting in 1366. It is a lager with a characteristic taste, body and pleasant bitterness that distinguishes it from other international lagers. A beer for true connoisseurs that is Stella Artois.
The history of Stella Artois dates all the way back to 1366. The chronicles of that year say that the city of Leuven enjoyed not just flourishing trade and commerce, but also a booming beer business as well. One of the breweries that paid taxes to the city of Leuven that year was the "Den Hoorn" brewery. Another factor in the city's prosperity was the University of Leuven, which was founded in 1425 and whose students quickly gained a reputation for being beer lovers. On 15 June 1717, the "Den Hoorn" brewery was sold to Sebastien Artois. Later, it was taken over by his son Adriaan and grandson Leonard. From that moment on, the name Artois is associated with the City of Leuven and its brewery. Stella obtained its name in 1926, when the traditional beer brewed in celebration of Christmas was especially sparkly, and therefore was christened as "Stella" the Latin word for "star". Stella soon became very popular, not just around Christmas, but all year round.

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