Gwape (a): n. Said in Savoyard patois of the one who drinks. A lot. From someone who is very thirsty!
A beer “made in Valmeinier”
It was in Valmeinier Villages that a couple of brewers, Chloé and Adrien, decided to open their micro-brewery called La Gwape. They offer you a 100% local beer, brewed in Valmeinier Villages.
Based on Valmeinier spring water, the "Gwape" are available in 4 recipes: blond (Mountain Pale-Ale), white (American wheat beer), amber (Amber Atale) and India Pale-ale (bitter beer) and a beer of the moment inspired by Chloé, the brewer!
CHLOÉ AND ADRIEN, BREWERERS AND MANAGERS OF LA GWAPE MICRO-BREWERY
Chloe and Adrien's adventure began when they received a beer making kit, which sparked a new passion. Chloé has now been a professional brewer since 2018. With her companion Adrien, they decided to open a micro-brewery in Valmeinier in order to combine the pleasure of a bar and the technical mastery of brewing. Adrien is the bartender and Chloé is the couple's brewer. In France, there are around a hundred women brewers, including Chloé: a bright future for micro-breweries!
It uses Valmeinier water, pure mountain water, which is a guarantee of quality for beer.
All the beers, bottles and drafts are concocted in their brewpub in the old village.
Visiting the micro-brewery (summer 2024)
Vacationers talk about it best
A great time spent at La Gwape! A very pleasant welcome, clear explanations, tastings in a good mood. The beers are excellent. A visit to absolutely recommend!
Nice visit on Tuesday afternoon, remember to book early. Tasting of 5 draft beers, brewed by a woman who masters her subject! IPA is the best seller. Great time. To do.
Come and taste the beers of La Gwape around an aperitif board or drink a hot drink with your family.
Chloé and Adrien will be happy to explain the different beers to you and guide you in your choice of tasting depending on what you like.