The Flanders region of Northern France, located just south of the Belgian border is the point for the most colorful offerings of French beers. Brasserie Grain d'Orge is an artisanal, family owned brewery established in 1898. The location of the brewery was originally chosen for the artesian well, which supplies pure water for brewing today. In 2003, the Grain d'Orge brewery produced 200,000 hectoliters. Their products are distributed throughout France and exported to Belgium, England, Italy, Spain, Canada and Japan. Belzebuth 13% abv strong golden ale is a relatively new product in their portfolio. It was first released in France in fall of 1997.