Smooth and mild to
strong and bitter
Lager, ale, stout, hops beer, malt beer... Beer comes in a whole host of flavours, from mild to bitter. The fermented beverage has long been part of Savoyard culture.
As far back as the 19th century locals understood how pure Alpine spring water and hops production provided the perfect combination for high quality beer. At the time, breweries dotted the Savoie countryside, yet this expertise slowly died out in the 1960s, ousted by the swift rise in industrial beer production.
Thanks to the determination and expertise of beer enthusiasts, local production was revived, and the region is now home to some thirty breweries serving tables far and wide.
The perfect combination!
Surprise your dinner guests by cracking open different local beers to taste with a Savoie cheese platter.
For example, PDO Abondance cheese goes very well with mild bitter or light hops beer, PDO Chevrotin cheese works well with wheat beer and bitter hops beer, as for PGI Emmental de Savoie cheese, this is best served with smoky beers and caramelised red ales.
Discover the breweries
Savoie Mont Blanc has over 30 breweries.
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