Tailleur de bière

Craft brewery and friendly bar in Cotignac

We invite you to savour our “La Tuf” brand beers while observing the brewing process first hand.  The lively microbrewery offers something for everyone with its live music concerts, brewing workshops, blind tastings, guest speakers, games nights and more.


A creative microbrewery

As an independent microbrewery and brewpub, the Tailleur de Bière experiments with new recipes inspired by local flavours such as saffron or mimosa to create unique seasonal beers.

This popular spot has been renamed the ‘Tuf’ thanks to the limestone rock of Cotignac embedded around the building, and the beer itself now comes in 7 or 8 classic recipes: Blonde, IPA, Triple, and more. It is the local flavours as much as Renaud’s creativity that sets the beers apart. He relishes the originality of drawing on the Provençal seasons to craft limited series of beers flavoured with quince, lemon verbena, mimosa, or fig. Whether you stay for a tasting or take them away with you, the beers are accompanied by charcuterie boards and artisanal cheeses.

An alternative and joyful program

Whether winter or summer, the ‘Tailleur de Bière’ runs a rich and varied programme of events. Wander through the brewery doors and past the large steel tanks, up the heavy staircase carved around the vaulted shape of the Tuf (limestone) walls. Upstairs, a large lounge area awaits, full of cosy comfortable sofas, a wood-burning stove and walls decorated and graffitied by our very own patrons themselves..

Stéphane, the manager, and his team welcome you with a smile and a relaxed atmosphere. The premises soon turned into a popular spot for locals and visitors looking for an alternative and easygoing meeting place with its regular music nights highlighting local and regional talent.

Renaud, our brewmaster

Renaud is Belgian who has lived in France since 2008. Renaud originally trained at the academy of fine arts in Belgium and worked as a draftsman at stone quarries until he began sculpting stone himself.  Renaud continued to work as a stone mason after moving to Cotignac.  

Renaud began brewing beer in his garage as a hobby until someone, now his business partner, suggested he set up a microbrewery in the former laundry of the Lou Calen hotel.


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.

Tailleur de bière

1 Cours Gambetta
83570 Cotignac
Opening hours
11am to 2pm & 5pm to midnight
5pm to midnight
5pm to midnight
5pm to midnight
5pm to midnight
5pm to midnight