The crazy beer
from Bruges 

A flavourful beer in all its varieties. Brewed naturally according to the family tradition and with a hint of craziness! 

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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. 

Discover the legend

Brugse Zot Blond Grote markt Brugge

Our authentic
family brewery 

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! 

About our brewery

Brouwerij De Halve Maan poort ingang Walplein Brugge