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A brewery on the island of Oléron
The beer of the Naufrageurs

You will be surprised to discover that beer has become a " product of terroir " of the island of Oléron.

When you drive along the D734 road, the main road of the island of Oléron, between Saint-Pierre d'Oléron and Chéray, you can’t miss the sign by the side of the road, inviting you to visit the brewery which produces the Beer of Naufrageurs.

After Saint-Gilles, on the way to Chéray, you will find the brewery "Brasserie des Naufrageurs" on the left of the D734 road.

Do not hesitate to leave the main road and take the small road that leads to a farm in the middle of the surrounding fields.

This beer, made in the old-fashioned way, with yeast and refermentation in bottles, is produced in numerous varieties, lager, white, brown, and many others which you will discover at the brewery.

For those who are not so interested in beer, the farm also has a large variety of cakes, gingerbread, and various treats such as the biscuits made with the ‘salt flower’ of Oléron’.

This is a speciality salt and produces a delicious flavour in the biscuits.

Just a word about the origin of the name of this beer, the myth of Naufrageurs, illustrated on the label of the bottles.

Formerly, the "Naufrageurs" or ship-wreckers, would have placed a donkey, with a lamp around its neck, on the shore. This gave sailors the impression of a buoy being bounced by waves indicating the coastline. Boats ran aground and were then plundered.

J.L.Métayer
17190 Saint Georges d' Oléron
Phone 05 46 76 67 50

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