We take you on an adventure.
We like to explore. We are adventurous people. Experiments are our thing. Supplements will not just be present on the ingredient list. We might use unconventional hops or let a certain malt stand out for itself.
We started our journey with a Belgium triple and added a good bit of cardamom. Our 2nd brew was a regular, but decent IPA. Many more styles followed: a Stout including sichuan peppers, a strong Porter with a good hop kick, a Red Ale using a rare hop with melon-like aroma, a Belgian Blond with lots of chillies, a pitch-black Smoked beer, with an overdose of the darkest malts… and our journey ain’t over yet.
Both of us are globetrotters. We have seen many parts of the world and we both lived abroad, Erik is even half Colombian. And we both like to be in the kitchen; maybe that it why a lot of our brews are a journey through the world of herbs and spices.
How it all started.
We met in 2007, mainly because Erik was looking for a place to live and Jeroen was looking for someone to share a house with. Within no time our lives became pretty much entangled. Our social circles mixed well. With a similar taste for music we became a familiar fixture at concerts and festivals. Erik joined Jeroen’s band, as photographer and roadie. And eventually we discovered a shared passion for good beers.
Erik had already been experimenting with fermentation, mainly with apple ciders and elderberry wines, with pretty good results. However, beer never occurred to him, as there seemed to be so much mastery involved. It was Jeroen who got them started, by suggesting they join a beer workshop. Erik said, “fuck that, lets just do it ourselves!”
The first home brew.
So we ordered a bunch of malts, some hops and yeast. It was a laugh! We spend three hours crushing them by hand, using a pestle & mortar. When we found out our soup pot was way too small, we ran off to buy a brewing kettle, our first of many rides to the local brew market. A few weeks later we went back to the brew market and a proper working home brewery was a fact.
The first beer we brewed was great by the way! We managed to brew a very interesting amber beer, way too strong (+10%) but deliciously full and complex. An experience that sealed our brewer fate.
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