The “Notre-Dame du Val-Dieu” was founded in 1216 by the monks of Hocht who came to this area from around Maastricht. According to legend, the uninhabited valley enjoyed a very bad reputation, which earned it the nickname “Devil’s Valley”. After the monks settled down, this land was renamed the “Valley of God”. The Abbaye du Val-Dieu also takes its history from this territory. It is the only Belgian abbey that survived the French Revolution. The Christian community of Val-Dieu still occupies this seat and is united with the Cistercian Order. For us, however, the most important thing is brewing and this whole story is connected with beer in its finale. Well, the monks of the Val-Dieu Abbey became the precursors of the beer brewed here today. In addition, the Cistercian orders are known for their brewing talents. The development of the brewing activity was initially associated with the need to produce drinking water, which allowed to avoid diseases such as cholera or typhus. Monks have studied yeast and the history of different types of fermentation for centuries. They developed carefully guarded recipes, thanks to which they created a sophisticated beer manufacture. Today, our beers are inspired by the original recipes of monks, faithful to the tradition of reference to history in the bottle. Like all Abbey beers, including those from Val-Dieu, they are made without adding any aromas or spices, using the old infusion method.