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Leffe Brewery

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Additional Information

The abbey was founded in 1152 on the Meuse River in the province of Namur in southern Belgium. Like many monasteries across Europe, the Premonstratensian (Norbertine) canons of the abbey brewed ale. Using knowledge passed from generation to generation and ingredients found in the wild near the abbey, the canons developed a unique ale, brewed only at the abbey. The abbey has been damaged by both natural and human circumstances over the years: it was destroyed by a flood in 1460, a fire swept through the settlement in 1466, billeted troops damaged the brewery in 1735, and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1794 resulted in it being abandoned and the brewery destroyed. The canons returned in 1902 and in 1952 the production of beer continued after a partnership with the Flemish based Lootvoet brewery in Overijse. This brewery was later bought by the international beer company Interbrew.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Leffe Tripel -
Leffe Royale - First produced in 2012 as Leffe Royale Whitbread Golding. Known as Leffe Royale from 2015.
Leffe Rituel 9° -
Leffe Radieuse -
Leffe Nectar - First produced in 2012
Leffe Christmas -
Leffe Brown -
Leffe Blond -

Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.

Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.

Old Brewery Logo

Abbey Logo
1970's
2 Gable dormer windows on main building.

Old Brewery Logo

Abbey Logo
1980's
1 Gable dormer window and Seal on right hand end.

Old Brewery Logo

Abbey Logo
?? to 2011
3 Gable dormer windows on main building, triangle trees.

Old Brewery Logo

Leffe Font
?? to 2000 Leffe font
without ® symbol.
Abbaye de Abdij van
(red writing different style font on letter d).

Old Brewery Logo

Abbey Logo
?? to 2011
3 Gable dormer windows on main building, triangle trees.
(2010 Shown)

Old Brewery Logo

Leffe Font
2000 to 2013 Leffe font
with ® symbol.
Abbaye de Abdij van
(red writing).


Old Brewery Logo

Abbey Logo
2011 to 2013
Clouds around Abbey, arched doorway instead of square window, shaped trees.

Old Brewery Logo

Leffe Font
2000 to 2013 Leffe font
with ® symbol.
Abbaye de Abdij van
(red writing).


Old Brewery Logo

Abbey Logo
2013 to 2016
Clouds around Abbey, arched doorway instead of square window, shaped trees, black solid border around logo.
(2015 Shown)

Old Brewery Logo

Leffe Font
2013 to Date Leffe font with ® symbol.
Abbaye de Abdij van
(red writing new 2013 font).

Old Brewery Logo

Abbey Logo
2016 to Date
Arched doorway instead of square window, no trees, black solid border around logo, no yellow diamond on spire.
(2016 Shown)

Old Brewery Logo

Leffe Font
2013 to Date Leffe font with ® symbol.
Abbaye de Abdij van
(black writing 2013 to Date font).