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Stella Artois:

Stella Artois:

Stella Artois:

Stella Artoi

first brewed in 1926 by Brouwerij Artois in Leuven, Belgium. In its original form, the beer is 5.2 per cent ABV, the country's standard for pilsners. The beer is also sold in other countries like the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia, where it has a reduced ABV.

Stella Artois was first brewed as a Christmas beer in Leuven. It was named Stella fr Show More

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vinepair.com)Heineken and Stella Artois, two brands that swept Europe with their flagship pale lagers and iconic yet controversial green glass bottles, have become omnipresent in bars and restaurants around the globe. (Source:

Stella Artois is a household name with a mixed reputation. The beer has been considered a high-class import, a brawl-inducing booze bomb, and a simple pale lager. (Source: vinepair.com)

Stella Artois Is Budweiser’s Not-so-Distant Cousin.

vinepair.com)Stella Artois is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the same Belgian-Brazilian conglomerate that produces Budweiser, Becks, Busch, and dozens of other domestic, craft, and imported beer brands. It acquired Stella Artois as part of the Anheuser-Busch acquisition of InBev in 2008. (Source:

Stella Artois was originally brewed in Leuven, Belgium, a small city east of Brussels. Currently the best-selling beer in Belgium, it’s also brewed around the world, including in the U.K. and Australia. (Source: vinepair.com)

The Stella Artois logo and marketing pay homage to the Den Hoorn Brewery, established in 1366. However, that brewery didn’t become Brouwerij Artois until Sebastian Artois bought it in 1717. The Stella Artois brand debuted more than 200 years later, in 1926. (Source: vinepair.com)

Stella, meaning “star,” refers to the Christmas star. The Stella Artois brand was originally released as a special holiday beer for Leuven locals. It caught on, and became available year-round. (Source: vinepair.com)

In addition to its eponymous beer, the Stella Artois brand portfolio includes Cidre, a sparkling hard cider made with three apple varieties; and Spritzer, a sparkling beverage made with apples and hibiscus flavors. Spritzer launched nationwide in February 2019. (Source: vinepair.com)

In 2018, Stella Went Back to Its Roots.

In 2018, Stella Artois launched L’Heritage Artois, a limited-edition lager made for the holiday season. It was sold in Champagne-style 750-milliliter bottles, with a slightly higher 6.5 percent ABV. (Source: vinepair.com)

In the U.S., Stella Artois is currently sold at 5 percent ABV. However, it has an ongoing ABV identity crisis. Some reports say AB InBev reduced the alcohol content of Stella Artois in the U.K. from 5.2 percent ABV to 4 percent in 2008, while others say it dropped from 5 percent to 4.8 percent in 2012. (Source: vinepair.com)

Depending on whom you ask, Stella is either classy, trashy, or downright ordinary. A common joke among Belgian beer enthusiasts is that American beer consumers consider Stella Artois an elevated import, while “[i]n Belgium, Stella Artois is considered a very ordinary beer at best.” (Source: vinepair.com)

vinepair.com)In the U.K., Stella is associated with binge drinking and aggressive behavior. This is allegedly due to its higher-than-average ABV. It has a violent, misogynist nickname that it’s trying desperately to shake. (Source:

Stella Artois has a precise pouring ritual when served from a tap into its iconic chalice. It includes nine steps: the purification; the sacrifice; the liquid alchemy; the crown; the removal; the skimming; the judgement; the cleansing; and the bestowal. Learn more about the ritual here. (Source: vinepair.com)

As part of its “Pour It Forward” campaign, Stella Artois donates $3.13 for every limited-edition Stella Artois chalice sold to Water.org, an organization co-founded by Matt Damon that helps provide access to clean water to people in need. Actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeff Bridges, and Mindy Kaling recently signed on as celebrity ambassadors of the effort. (Source: vinepair.com)

 

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