You must have heard of craft beer, but do you know the origins of the term, and what is behind it?


The notion of “craft beer” was born in the United States, a country with a great brewing culture. The first association of American brewers was founded after 1945 to defend the interests of industrial breweries. It was not until 1986 that a specialist journalist, Vince Cottone, spoke for the first time about craft breweries.

These breweries differed from industrial breweries, by production cut into smaller batches but also by a traditional approach to brewing. This term of artisanal breweries also made it possible to move away from the term micro breweries, which according to Vince Cottone focused more on the quantity produced than on the methods used.

Vince Cottone also named the product of the work of the craft breweries: True Beer. The two terms eventually mingled (like a good brew!) to come up with the term commonly used today: Craft Beer.


As early as 1986, Vince Cottone clearly defined what he called True Beer at the time.

This True Beer (or craft beer as seen above) was therefore an uncompromising beer, produced in an artisanal way, locally, in small batches, using quality natural ingredients, unpasteurized and consumed shortly after its production.

This definition, despite its 35 years, is still followed by craft brewers, to offer you truly authentic, natural and quality beers.


La Musteline brewery was created with craft beer in mind. We wanted to offer quality products, brewed with traditional methods, using very good quality ingredients.

Our craft beers are truly authentic products, both by the methods used and by the absence of colorings or preservatives.

To drink an unpasteurized beer is to drink a living beer. This is why, in order to get the most out of the aromas contained in the bottle, it is always preferable to drink it within 6 months of its production.

For those who don’t like bitterness, pour your beer gently into a glass, and leave a centimeter of beer at the bottom of the bottle. Taste, and if you find that the beer isn’t bitter enough, you can adjust by pouring in some of the rest. Do not consume the deposit at the bottom of the bottle, because these are dead yeasts which do not have a very pleasant taste.

Discover our range of beers on this page, come to the brewery to discover our products, or buy online if you are too far away!