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Transformation: from small to large

After more than 12 years of home brewing and subsequently 2 years of being guest brewers in several breweries throughout the Netherlands and Belgium, we finally realized that it was time for us to bring ourselves to the next level and also to begin to get in closer touch with our fans, especially from Amstelveen.  Finally in November 2013 we established our own brewery in Amstelveen.

With the financial help from a large group of crowd funders, we managed to place a traditional gas-fired brewing installation with a capacity of 1,000 liters in our brewery.

On the 'brewery' page, you can find more information and fotos of our brewery. We update this page constantly.  Stay tuned ...

Beer Tasting

At this moment, we do not have a dedicated beer tasting place.  However, a visit to the brewery with beer tasting is welcomed by appointment. If you are interested, please find more information about it on our tasting page.

Meanwhile, we also regularly try to reach you, our fans through the participation in beer festivals, tastings and other promotional activities. We make the announcement of our whereabout through our newsletters, tasting page and facebook page.


As a nod to the arms of Amstelveen, we use the four crosses (X) of the logo of the city as the logo of our company. Traditionally, these crosses were used in the Low Lands (Holland)  as an indication of the type of beer and were carved in the wooden barrels.  That was mainly because in the past people was illiterate. This is also where the designations of double and triple originated from.

Through these crosses, that is also how we label the strength of the alcohol or the complexity of the respective beer.

ELSER wins prices!

During the Dutch Beer Challenge 2016 and 2017 our beer ELSER was awarded with a gold and bronze medal in the category oat/wheat/grain beers. Another reason to enjoy this easy drinkable white ‘kuit’ beer with its grassy tones and fresh citrus touch.

A kuitbier is an old Dutch type of beer which was popular in the 15th and 16th century. Special about this beer is the large amount of oat which is used, where for other types of beer barley is mainly used.

Oat gives a tipical grass and little bit spicy tone to the beer and this results in a full taste although the alcohol percentage of 5,5% is still moderate.

Welcome to the Naked Brewers (de naeckte brouwers)

Are we "exposing" ourselves?   No, at least not literally.  We are actually "naked" in the sense of purity and honesty.  Our beers are well balanced as we are using pure and natural ingredients; modest and yet refined. The secret is, our passion and love in the craft and ultimately the ratio and balance of the ingredients, where each grain and hop takes its own place.  On top of that, also our dedication and patience, on how each type of beer is brewed.

We use no additives.  We brew our beers only with water, barely malt, wheat malt, rye malt, oats, hops (candy) sugar and yeast. All our beers are unfiltered and not pasturized to keep maximum tast, top fermented with a secondary fermentation in bottles or kegs. Store our bottles upright and drink at a temperture of aproximately 10 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy to the upmost, but drink in moderation ...

Who are the Naked Brewers (de naeckte brouwers)?

They are friends who share their interests and passion, and who are true Burgundians.

Michel Lagrand

Michel is interested in everything that has to do with food and drinks and is always a critical taster. "It is always a challenge to give every beer its own character, where you always search for a difference in balance between the sweetness and the bitterness."

Jan Albert (Ab) van der Veen
As a designer, Ab applies his creativity skills in not only the research and development (R&D) of the beers, but also for the constant adjustment and improvement to the brewing equipment. "Sometimes you have to think out of the box in order to come to a surprising result."

Together we complement and keep each other in balance in producing high quality handcrafted beers.

Together we complement and keep each other in balance in producing high quality handcrafted beers.

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