The beer’s name, La Corne du Bois des Pendus, translates as ‘the horn-shaped forest of the hangmen’. The brewery has an unusual history behind its name: it comes from an Ardennes legend dating back to 1636, when an extraordinary brewer named Cornelius man-aged to bury his secret recipe. The real horn-shaped forest still exists next to Ebly, in Belgium, where the company headquarters of La Corne du Bois des Pendus are located.
Besides taking part in internationally renowned brewing events, the brewery has its own annual celebration, Les Corneries, in mid-August. This year it will take place on 12 and 13 August, and includes free tastings, concerts, contests and lunch.