The Brasserie du Poitevin Marshes revived!

After its closure at the end of 2013, no more beer from Poitevin Marshes was produced. But Sébastien Courtin, a 38-year-old native of Saint-Pompain with a passion for beer for over 10 years. After obtaining a Brewery Operator's Diploma from the University of La Rochelle, Sébastien has just reopened the brewery with his partner Emeni Galouzi. Together, they produced their first beer from Poitevin Marshes the Mule Head.


Tête de Mule.

Behind this name lies a beautiful reference to the Poitou mule, but also to the fact that it is a "mule" of the Poitou region. beer with character !

At present, the Tête de Mule beer is only available in blond. A light beer 5° with fruity aromas and a (very) slight bitterness on the finish. With its slightly cloudy appearance and slightly orange colour, it reminded me of some of the wines I've tried. special German beers. Tried and tested!


The Mule Head is a craft beer which takes 5 weeks to make, including brewing, fermentation, storage and refermentation in the bottle (sugar is added to the wine). beer before packaging in order to restart fermentation. In particular, fermentation allows the beer). This is a unfiltered beerThis gives it more body and flavour. The deposit at the bottom of the bottle is partly due to this non-filtration.

For the end of 2014, a second Mule Head will be available. It will be a amber beer which will be between 7° and 8° (style Belgian abbey beer). Finally, a white beer is scheduled for spring 2015. A organic beer and a alcohol-free beer are also in the pipeline. To be continued...


Local production has not been forgotten. A partnership is being set up with a local farmer to produce barley. The first seed will be sown at the end of October and will be available in the second half of 2015. The University of La Rochelle is also participating by providing fresh yeast, preserved and then multiplied in its laboratories (where it produces, for information, the Science Infuse beer). The university is also helping the 2 co-managers to launch the brewery, to validate the recipes and ensure the first batches are produced. The arrival of the equipment (vats, bottling line) at Coulon is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.

Between now and 2015, the Brasserie du Marais Poitevin is still open in Coulon (2, rue du port de Brouillac). You can buy the Mule Head in 33 cl and (soon) 75 cl bottles*. You'll also find it in local shops, bars and restaurants in Coulon. La Mule Head is also present in Niort in delicatessens and boutiques (Les P'tits amoureux, Epicerie Hédiard), pending wider distribution.

Didn't all that make you thirsty?

* Drink in moderation.


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