The legend of the Brugse Zot
"Close all the gates of Bruges and you have a ‘zothuis’ (madhouse)!" The people of Bruges owe their nickname 'Brugse Zotten' to these legendary words of Emperor Maximilian of Austria. The beer therefore reminds the citizens of Bruges of their history in a humorous way.
Every single drop of Brugse Zot is brewed in the city center of Bruges. Our family has been brewing on ‘Het Walplein’ for 6 generations now. Today, De Halve Maan is the last authentic family brewery in the city, and we can reflect on our rich history.
The historic brewery has become an iconic spot in the city. We’re one of the most visited breweries in the country with visitors from all over the world!