Originally named Den Hoorn Brewery, Stella Artois (pronounced stell-ah ar-twa) is one of the oldest breweries in the world. Although the name may sound French, it is actually a Belgian lager! Stella Artois, or Stella for short, brews many other beers, but they are mostly known for their self-titled lager. Stella is a great beer choice for those who enjoy lagers, and it goes with almost any meal.
About the Brewer
Stella Artois was established in 1366 in the town of Leuven, Belgium. In 1708, Sebastian Artois was admitted to the Leuven Brewer’s Guild, and nine years later he purchased the Den Hoorn Brewery. Later, he changed its name to Stella Artois. “Stella” is Latin for star, and “Artois” pays homage to Sebastian’s last name. Fast forward to today: Stella is now produced by Anheuser-Busch, although it is still brewed in Belgium and the UK.
About the Beer
Stella is officially classified as a Euro Pale Lager, but some consider it to be a pilsner. It pours like most lagers—with a thin, white head and a crisp, golden color. It is traditionally served in a signature Stella Artois chalice; however, a normal beer pint will do just fine, as long as it is poured correctly. For a lager, it is light and is easy to drink. Stella is a very refreshing brew to have with dinner or after a hard day’s work.
Quick Beer Facts
Ingredients: water, barely malts, hops, non-malted grains, and Stella Artois’ unique yeast strain (brewery secret)
ABV: 4.8 to 5.2%
BU (Bitterness Units): 15-25
Would you like this beer?
If you are a lager or pilsner drinker, then you would definitely enjoy Stella Artois. Its signature, lager taste goes with anything, especially pizza or wings. The alcohol content is on the higher side for a lager; however, it is definitely worth a try. You will experience a delicious, refreshing, and fresh-tasting lager, through and through.
Come down and give Stella Artois a try today!