Brasserie Castelain

13 rue Pasteur - 62410 BENIFONTAINE

t. 03 21 08 68 68

Brasserie of the famous Ch'ti beer located in Bénifontaine, near Lens.

Sale of regional products, circuit of visit on the manufacture of the beer, rental of beer printer. Rates: 5 € / person

Opening hours: Tuesday from 14h to 17h, from Wednesday to Saturday from 11h to 17h. Closed on sunday and monday.

It is in a small village with the predestined name, Bénifontaine, that is brewed the famous beer of CHTI. Run by the Castelain family since 1966, the company is today an SME that, faced with a very competitive market and declining consumption, plays the card of quality and beer brewed in the old fashioned way. In 1978, Yves Castelain revived the Christmas Beer and very quickly its success will force him to set up a beer of high quality that can be marketed all year long and will be named CHTI. Today, the company has more than 30 employees and brews about 45,000 hectoliters of specialty beers. The flagship product of the Brasserie remains the CHTI Blonde, a beer guard par excellence that is now available in Brune, Ambrée, Triple and Blanche but other beers have since emerged:Jade is the first organic beer created in France, the Maltese blonde very malty at 7.7 °, the Cervoise which is a Blonde Beer elaborated from artisan honey and most recently the Blonde Derby. The quality of its Beers thus contributes to increase the reputation of the Brewery and its notoriety has also recently been boosted by the film "Bienvenue chez les CHTI". The different beers have been awarded many times at the Paris Agricultural Show.

During an hour of guided tour you will discover the history of beer in general and that of the brewery in particular, the raw materials and their utility in the manufacturing process, the eco-museum and its collection of enamelled plates, the video film and the different stages of beer making. Finally to finish we will go to tasting then for those who want to take a souvenir or continue the tasting at home we will go through the shop.You will find the full range of our specialty beers and also our choice of gift ideas (baskets, boxes, metal boxes, bottle bag ...), regional specialties, promotional items.

Car parkShopGuided toursGuided tours upon requestGuided group toursSelf-guided group toursTastingsGroups allowed
Groups from 20 people