Between 2011 and 2013, the adventure of the Brasseurs du Grand Paris centered around a small converted office in Levallois accessed by five long flights of stairs. Meet Fabrice (originally from Brittany) and Anthony (originally from the US), both of them passionate about craft beer. In this space, which they converted into a makeshift brewery, they studied brewing, developed their recipes and brewed their first range of beers for sale to the public (La Levalloise, IPA Citra Galactique, Smoke on the Water and Porter Gourmande...).
In 2013 they were awarded the Silver Medal for La Levalloise in the annual St Nicolas de Port brewing competition.
In the end of 2012, Emmanuel Rey (Volcelest, Brasserie de la Vallée de Chevreuse) graciously welcomed us into his brewery with its more ample brew house and fermenters in order to meet the demand for La Levalloise. Subsequently, the teams at Brasserie Parisis and Brasserie Rabourdin made room for us to expand our lineup of beers.
In December of 2013, we decided to stop production in Levallois. The volumes produced locally had become inconsequential relative to our total output.
In May 2014, La Levalloise produced in Chevreuse won gold at St Nicolas de Port, the best pale craft beer.
Currently, all our beers are brewed in conjunction with the team at Brasserie Rabourdin in Courpalay.
After years of experimentation as gypsy brewers, we are ready and determined to build our own brewery. Our goal for early 2017 is to produce our own lineup of beers in our own facility allowing the Brasseurs du Grand Paris to become Brasserie du Grand Paris.
We operate on a few simple principles :
We develop our own recipes
We participate in the brewing of each batch and are transparent about where we brew: our bottles include the name and location of the brewery where each beer is brewed along with a word of thanks to the team that aided us in the production of the beer
We believe in communicating on beer style (American Pale Ale, Porter, India Pale Ale) and not simply by beer color as is commonly done here in France
We love hops and never compromise on the choice of varieties, quantity or quality of the hops required to get the flavors we seek