The Hardouin brothers started off as beer distributors in Paris, and after years of working with the likes of Cantillon and Dupont they decided to start making it on their own. So they started experimenting with beer, and moved into a family property in Touraine. They had a deep love of the beers of Belgium, from the heavily sour styles to the lighter farmhouse ales. So they started looking around for ingredients. Being the Loire, they naturally found a number of good, honest certified organic growers doing everything they needed so they could make a completely organic beer. So they started off with La Loirette, a farmhouse style ale made as simply as possible.