The "Bee" brewery was set up in 1992 on the outskirts of the brewrs' town of Watou, deep in the West Flanders hop garden, by the French border near Poperinge. De Bie is producing imaginative bottled sediment ales Hellekapelle 5% alc./vol. pale ale, Helleketelbier 7% alc./vol. amber ale and Zatte Bie 9% alc./vol. strong brown ale. All ales are bottle conditioned, unfiltered and unpasteurized.