Hoegaarden Brewery (/ˈhoʊɡɑːrdən/, Dutch: [ˈɦuɣaːrdə(n)]) is a brewery in Hoegaarden, Belgium, and the producer of a well-known wheat beer.
A village called Hoegaarden, near Tienen in Flanders, is the modern birthplace of Belgian white beer. Records of brewing in the village date back to 1445, when the local monks were enthusiastic brewers, but the tradition died out in the 1950s.
Wheat beerFirst brewed in 1445, Hoegaarden is a witbier spiced with coriander and orange peel. It is unfiltered and therefore has a cloudy appearance. In many bars, it is customarily drunk with a slice of orange. It has an alcoholic content of 4.9%.