History & Timeline:
Born 25 May 1680 - Louvain, Louvain, Brabant-Flamand, Belgium
The story begin with a Star, Stella, mean “star,” refers to the Christmas star
: Records of taxes exist on Leuven's Den Horen Brewery, a brewery that is still in existence today.
The Anno 1366 on the Stella Artois logo refers to the origin of brewing in the city of Leuven.
: When the University of Leuven was founded in 1425 it not only brought knowledge to the city but it added to the know-how of brewing beer which had been discovered earlier by accident.
: Sebastian Artois becomes the master brewer at Den Horen.
: Sebastian Artois gives his name to the brewery.
Sebastian Artois decided to buy the brewery in 1717 after being admitted to the Leuven Brewer’s Guild as Brew Master in 1708.
: Stella Artois was launched initially as a seasonal beer especially for the Christmas holiday market.
Stella Artois is a 5.2% ABV global lager first brewed Leuven Belgium.
: The first Stella Artois beer is exported to the European market.
: 1 million hectoliters of Stella Artois is produced annually for the first time.
: Brouwerij Artois merger creating Interbrew.
Taylorbrands founder David Taylor created a new package design, bottle design, and shape.
: InBev open a new fully automated brewery in Leuven.
: Total production volume reaches over 10 million hectoliters annually.
: InBev was part of the merger creating the Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) brewery company.
That same year, a lower-alcohol version, Stella Artois 4%, was introduced in the UK market.
: Stella Artois beer become available in South Africa at a ridiculously high price.
: Partnering with Water.org in a project to help women in particular.
: Stella Artois launched L’Heritage Artois, a limited-edition lager made for the holiday season. It was sold in Champagne-style 750-milliliter bottles, with a slightly higher 6.5 percent ABV.
: According to its website, Stella Artois will donate $0.06 per pint or bottle of Stella Artois and Stella Artois Cidre sold until April 30, 2019.
: Stella Artois has helped provide access to clean water to more than 1.7 million people. Its goal is to reach 3.5 million people by 2020.
Stella Artois brewery in Leuven