Brewing beer is a centuries-old tradition at the site of the Appelhoek in Melle. The local art of beer brewing has roots dating as far as the 17th century. In 1902 one Léon Huyghe starts working at the local brewery. In the years that follow Léon ushers the old mammoth into the modern age and a proud, in 1989 a pink little elephant is born.
In 1925 Léon Huyghe is joined at the brewery by his son Albert and son-in-law Louis and the brewery is officially renamed Brewery L. Huyghe. Today, Alain De Laet, 4th generation Huyghe, stirs the brew kettles. The little elephant of olden days has grown into a sturdy Belgian mastodon.