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Austin’s Celis Brewery To Restructure

Austin’s Celis Brewery To Restructure

Pierre Celis’ name is synonymous with the Belgian-style witbier, or “white,” beer style. In 1966 Celis resurrected the style when he founded Celis Brewery in Hoegaarden, Belgium, the epicenter of witbier for the last 400 years. Prior to Pierre, witbier had been last brewed by the Tomsin Brewery in Hoegaarden, where Celis apprenticed as a teenager.

By 1985, Pierre Celis had not only brought the Belgian-style witbier back to Belgium, but the style had also spread all over the world. In 1991 he moved his brewery to Austin, Texas becoming the city’s first craft brewery.