Welcome and Cheers!

We’re happy that you found your way to our home base on the net. This is where you can learn all about our beers, our brewery, and our bar. You can also find out when we have live music or other events. Feel free to click around a bit. Then come over to Grilly to taste our beers in real life!

Local beer, for everyone!

About us

We love beer. We love brewing.
We love helping you discover the world of craft beer.

We love to offer a friendly place for you to meet (new) friends, to talk, to have fun, to enjoy music and to explore locally brewed craft beers.

Frédéric Manson

Fred is the financial and commercial specialist of the brewery. He had been working on a detailed business plan long before the three of us met. Building strong relationships with suppliers and clients is by far his forte. After having been a keen homebrewer for some years, Fred learned the brewing trade at the University of La Rochelle with a stage at La Brasserie de Père Jacob in Soral (CH).

Clément Piazza

Clem is the technical expert of the brewery with a pair of golden hands. He has an eye for detail and is always looking for ways to improve the processes or infrastructure of our brewery. Clément was already an experienced homebrewer when he decided to get more practical experience in a stage at La Brasserie de Bourgogne in Chagny (F).

Koos de Korte

Koos brewed his first beer in 1978. His university degree in microbiology and years of working experience in food hygiene, food safety and quality control give him a solid background for brewing great beers.
As a musician, he is responsible for booking the bands for our concerts.

We brew our beers with high quality ingredients. Nearly all our malts are organic. We’re working hard on getting the last few varieties that enable us to go fully organic. We work with modern hop varieties that give our beers an abundance of flavours.

Our beers

We like our beers dry and hoppy. We like to let you taste different styles of beer. That is why we have chosen for the international style names, rather than the French classification in colours.

Summer Circus

Pale Ale

A light, refreshing ale that actually tastes like the Summer.

Liquid Sunshine

Pale Ale

Light and refreshing, this beautifully golden ale offers the subtle citrus flavours of the “Citra” hops.


American Wheat Beer

A fresh, fruity, and dry American style wheat beer. The acidity of the wheat is balanced by the aromatic notes of hops.

Dead South

Indian Pale Ale

The frank bitterness of this IPA is accompanied by exquisite aromas of citrus and pine from the hops.

Groove Ma Poule

Brut IPA

A collaboration with Maxime of Bière Yourself in Ferney-Voltaire. An India Pale Ale brewed with the robust Kveik yeast and flavourful Nelson Sauvin hops from New-Zealand.

Sweet Bastard

Red Ale

A red ale with a strong, round flavour, with a pronounced bitterness that is counterbalanced by the malts and aromatic hops.

Sunday Morning

Coffee Stout

A deep black stout with barley, roasted oats and rye, and smoked wheat, highlighted by the freshly ground coffee.

Seventy One

Extra Special Bitter

A copper coloured bitter with hints of caramel and toast. The Kentish hops provide the fresh floral notes.

Foxy Lady

Winter Ale

A glowing spiced winter ale, brewed with cloves, fresh ginger, and smoked barley. Available only during the cold season.

Fruit Spirit

Berliner Weisse – Apricot

A tangy refreshing wheat beer matured in oak barrels with fresh fruits. This original beer reminds of a fruity but very dry cider.

Fruit Spirit

Berliner Weisse – Cherry

A tangy refreshing wheat beer matured in oak barrels with fresh fruits. This original beer reminds of a fruity but very dry cider.

Fruit Spirit

Berliner Weisse – Red Fruits

A tangy refreshing wheat beer matured in oak barrels with fresh fruits. This original beer reminds of a fruity but very dry cider.

L’Echappée Belle

Our bar is a place for everyone. We try to create a welcoming atmosphere that invites people to bring their children, their dogs and even their parents for a night out. There is live music several times a month, we have regular board games evenings and, not to be overlooked, we have great bar snacks to accompany your drinks.

Our mixed platters with cheeses from neighbour Michelin and charcuterie from Grosgurin of Lelex are already quite renowned. We get very good feedback on our French Fries too. And to complete the picture, there are the famous Dutch “bitterballen”, a savoury snack based on beef ragout.

How to find us

We are at 840 route de Divonne-les-Bains in 01220 Grilly.

Opening hours

L’Échappée Belle

Our bar is open three nights a week:

Thursday: 6 – 11 pm
Friday: 6 pm – 1 am
Saturday: 6 pm – 1 am

Brasserie Artisanale de Grilly

You can pass by the brewery to buy our beers for take-away:

Monday to Wednesday: 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday to Saturday: 2 pm until the bar closes.

Events and Concerts

Nearly every Saturday we have live music from 9pm till 11pm. We try to offer you a wide range of musical styles from rock to reggae and from folk to funk to blues (and back).
Around 20 June each year, we organise our Fête de la Musique festival. A selection of bands will play between 6pm and midnight in our Summer Tent in the car park.

We also have board game nights, about 6 times per year.

Check our events calendar on this page.

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