Brewery De Graal (the name is Dutch for 'the grail') is a young Belgian artisanal, yet automated, brewery located in Brakel, in the heart of the beautiful region that is commonly called 'the Flemish Ardennes'. The brewery of graduate brewer Wim Saeyens started in early 2002, and has known a consistent growth ever since. In the summer of 2016 the brewery moved to a new building.
Continuous investments in the latest brewing technologies have made it possible for brewery De Graal to keep up with the increasing demand for high quality beers.
The name “De Graal” or “Grail” originates from the beaker from which Christ drank during the last supper. Several quests were done in order to find the Grail during the Middle ages but without result. Also at brewery De Graal the everlasting quest for the perfect beer remains a central item.
The owner/brewer is has a PhD in Chemistry and followed brewing courses in one of the oldest brewing schools in Ghent..