Born at the Belle Dalle farm and being a countryman at heart, I always knew I would come back to my roots. I studied to be an agricultural engineer (ISA Lille), then I became an amateur brewer.
After 13 years experience with “Dupont de Nemours”, I chose to leave my job to fulfil a dream: create a craft brewery on the Cote d’Opale and go home to the family farm. My wife, graduated from a National School of Commerce (ESSCA Angers), after having done humanitarian work both in France and abroad, she then worked a year as a headmistress of the French state education system before deciding to take leave of absence in order to carry this project with me.
We have three young children and we therefore thought that it was essential not to attempt to do too many things at once and to combine our skills whilst preserving a stable life style for the family. So, at the age of 37, I became a student once more to do a 3rd year degree course in brewing at Louvain La Neuve in Belgium, a course which I completed with two placements in small Belgium breweries.