Craft brewery and friendly local bar in Cotignac

La TUF microbrewery immerses its customers in the heart of the production of quality beer with local flavors. Within just a few years, this establishment has become an essential spot for beer lovers looking for a richly alternative and fun meeting place, thanks to its programme of live music concerts and festive events. Our beautiful leafy garden terrace is popular during the hot and sunny days, while for the rest of the year, everyone takes refuge within the building on the huge mezzanine floor and its comfy lounge: antique furniture, comfy sofas, graffiti on the walls, table football, darts, an arcade machine and board games.

A creative microbrewery

Independent microbrewery and craft beer pub, La TUF experiments with new recipes and brews beers using local seasonal flavours. Cotignac beer comes in eight classic recipes (Blonde, IPA, Triple, etc.) and stands out thanks to the regional’s fine flavours and our brewer’s great creativity. He considers every ingredient and dismisses nothing, especially the idea of drawing on the seasons to craft limited series of beer with quince, lemon, verbena, mimosa, fig, and more.

With bottles to take away or pints to enjoy on site, the beers are accompanied by snack plates and other foods prepared on site for special evenings, such as pizzas or even tacos.

A richly alternative and fun-filled programme

All year round, La TUF brings Cotignac to life with its programme of live music concerts, music quizzes, karaoke evenings, and other events of all kinds.

Upstairs is a large convivial space with comfortable sofas, a wood stove and walls designed and graffitied by our patrons themselves – and anyone who wants to immortalise their visit.

Stéphane and his team welcome you into the relaxed and fun atmosphere of this essential spot for locals and visitors looking for a good time.

Stéphane, the manager

Born in Australia, Stéphane arrived in France at the age of 15, having already enjoyed a rich cultural background. As an adult he took up his passion for cooking, a skill he had nurtured since birth and since living between France and his native country. After a particular experience with wine in Provence, he reconnected to his forgotten passion for beer, and craft beer at that. When he visited Cotignac, a village closely linked to his origins as a descendant of Jean Giono, Stéphane discovered The Tuf and its particularly lively, modern atmosphere. It was love at first sight, and he soon took over as manager in August 2023, bringing his expansive experience and wild creativity to this exceptional brewery.

Renaud, the brasseur

Renaud is a Belgian artist and designer trained at the Academy of Fine Arts. He has always been fascinated by stone quarries and seemed to draw them tirelessly, until the day he decided to sculpt them with his hands. After extending his training and spending two years gaining stonemasonry experience in Belgium, he moved to Cotignac to open a stone cutting workshop. At the same time, Renaud nourished a passion for craft beer and started to brew beer in his garage, producing 20 litres per month with his modest equipment. In 2019, a chance meeting led to him being offered the post as brewer and manager of the former laundromat of the Lou Calen hotel, in which he created La Tuf.


Join us

The building housing the micro-brewery is part of the Lou Calen estate in Cotignac.

The Lou Calen estate is located an hour away from Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, and 45 minutes away from the Gorges du Verdon.


1 Cours Gambetta
83570 Cotignac
Opening hours
4pm to 10pm
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4pm to 11pm
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