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The Grade Brewery was established in 1858 at Mont-Saint-Guibert by Pierre-Joseph Grade (1841-1902).
In the 1970s a commercial agreement was concluded with the Artois brewery in Leuven with the aim of developing the sale of Vieux-Temps beer. During this time, in addition to Vieux Temps, other beers were brewed in Mont-Saint-Guibert, including four varieties of Leffe beer.
In 1983, the Grade Brewery was renamed as the Brasserie Saint-Guibert.
In 1988, the Interbrew Group was formed following the merger of the Artois and Piedboeuf. With this merger the production of Vieux-Temps decreases in favour of Leffe, which is very popular with consumers. The group is restructured, resulting in the closure of many breweries including Brasserie Saint-Guibert that was closed in 1996. Brewing of Vieux Temps was then transferred to the Artois Brewery in Leuven.
Some of the Brewery's Range
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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.
Vieux Temps Logo