Craft Beer Breweries
3 Fonteinen (Drie Fonteinen) is a Lambic brewery and blender from Beersel, Belgium. Founded in 1887, 3 Fonteinen is owned by brewer Armand Debelder, one of the most influential people around traditional Lambic, Gueuze and Kriek. Since 1998, 3 Fonteinen has produced Lambic in their own brewery. In addition, Lambic is bought by Boon, Girardin and Lindemans blended and aged in their own barrels.
Founded in 2011, Amundsen is now Oslo's largest brewery and the fastest growing brewery in Norway. Over the years the brewery has grown organically and is one of Norway's most innovative beer producers. Since 2016 the brewery has been located on the southern edge of Oslo. There it brews on a 42HL plant on 3500 m2.
Because the two business partners Rui Esteves and Bradley Armitage were not satisfied with the beer they got in their home town of Cape Town, they quickly set out for Europe. Their goal was to bring good, artisan brewed beer to Africa. Brewing takes place in Bavaria today at four different small to medium-sized, family-run breweries. Their commitment has paid off, because today their beers are available throughout South Africa and in many beer shops in Europe.
Apex Brewing Company
A small modern micro brewery from Sweden specialized in handcrafted hop-forward beers.
Award-winning brewery located in Hernani, just outside of San Sebastian, Basque Country.
Beavertown is one of the many breweries that has its roots in home brewing. In 2011, Logan Plant, son of rock legend Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), decided to stop fiddling with his own kitchen and opened a brewpub at a popular London BBQ restaurant. While the first creations were planned primarily as a beer accompaniment to hearty meat dishes, his project quickly outgrew the small premises and he moved to his own brewery in Tottenham. After his brews started to blow up in the U.K., Logan decided in 2014 to take a bold step: all beers were now canned only. The can, in simple terms is a small keg, and offers several advantages over the bottle, such as: their weight and their opacity.
Meanwhile, the beers of Beavertown are among the island's most popular. All are brewed with incredibly high quality ingredients and care.
Blech.Brut / Atelier der Braukünste
Blech.Brut was founded in 2018 by Benedikt Steger and is based in Bamberg. At the beginning of 2020 the cooperation with Atelier der Braukünste was announced under the title Antirakete Artbrewing.
The history of the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy dates back to 1230 and is filled with tragic events. Fires, plundering, epidemics. But again and again the silent monks have risen up and have rebuilt both the monastery and the associated brewery. Luckily. Because the three Trappist beers brewed there 6, 8 and 10 are among the best in the world in their style.
Kemker is the brewery of Jan Kemker, who has been operating since 2017 with his incredibly exciting project. Here, a young German brewer not only dares to brew pils, wheat or pale ale, but also exciting creations, such as a traditionally brewed Berliner Weisse with plums. He focuses primarily on regional products from his homeland, Münsterland.
BrewHeart was founded in Bavaria in 2018 by Roland and Andreas. The young brewery was able to make a name for itself with great hoppy beers in no time.
BRLO is the ancient Slavic origin of the name Berlin. This, still-young brewery does not have their own brewery. According to their sustainable approach, they brew locally in Brandenburg and Saxony. Transparency and high quality is important for them, which is why, they introduce their malt and hops suppliers on their website. In addition, they support various social projects in Berlin.
Lambic is a beer specialty that is created by spontaneous fermentation. It owes its name to the city of Lembeek. In this Flemish town there has always been a particularly high density of breweries. Therefore, it is not surprising that the first entries to this brewery date back to the 17th century. Since then, the brewery has often changed hands, but always brewed Lambic Biere. Since 1975, it has been run by Frank Boon.
The Bosteels brewery is located in the small town of Buggenhout. The family of Bosteels has brewed beer for over 200 years and now in its seventh generation. Unique is not only the family's attachment to their homeland, but also their Kwak beer with its eye-catching glass. The special glass was created in Napoleon's time. Carriage drivers were not allowed to take their eyes off horses and carriages during the breaks. The special shape of the glass allowed the beer to hang sideways to the Carriage. Their Tripel Karmeliet is considered one of the best tripels in Belgium.
Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle
If the Trappist monks of the Westmalle Abbey do not pray or remain silent, they brew beer. And not just since yesterday, but since 1836. Only 20 years later they started to sell beer at the gate of the abbey.Over the yearss, the demand increased rapidly and the brewery was enlarged several times.
Musician Kaspar Peterson fell in love with Belgian beer styles during a trip. Because he could not get such beers in Amsterdam, he decided to brew some himself. In search of premises for his brewery, he came across an unused urban bathhouse. Twenty years later, Brouwerij't IJ is one of the most famous breweries in the Netherlands and the supply and now backed by a brand new facility.
The Buddieship brewery from Hamburg proves that craft beer can be counted on in the north for a long time to come. While it has already established itself as a local fixture in the brewery landscape, it is only a matter of time before they conquers the rest Germany. Here you will find consistently exciting beers that test the limits of beer, without forgetting the simple pleasures.
Cantillon is certainly one of the most sought-after Belgian breweries among Lambic lovers. The brewery was founded in 1900 and today is managed by Jean-Pierre van Roy. On the historic brewing plant only spontaneously fermented beers are produced, which are stored and fermented for several years in wooden barrels. Spontaneously fermented beers can only be brewed in winter, so Cantillon can only be produced in winter. This type of brewing, the most important ingredient of which are the wild yeasts from the air, was already almost extinct worldwide and has survived in Belgium at a few breweries. Cantillon is very difficult to obtain due to the high demand, the time-consuming production and the limited capacity.
Chimay is one of five authentic Trappist breweries in the Belgian province of Hainaut. You can taste the 150 years of experience with every sip and with every variety. The abbey not only brews excellent beer, it also makes excellent cheese. Both together will be served in the in-house restaurant.
Cloudwater have been among the most hyped breweries in Europe practically since their foundation in 2015. They were one of the first non-US breweries to brew world-class IPAs. In 2017 they were voted one of the ten best breweries in the world by ratebeer.com.
Craftwerk Brewing was founded in 2013 as the Craft Beer division of the Bitburger Privatbrauerei. Already at the beginning of the 1990s, Dr. Axel Simon (6th generation of entrepreneurs) built an independent brewery as an internal research and development centre. A good two decades later, Craftwerk was born from this idea. Since then, international beer styles such as Pale Ale, IPA or Tripel have been interpreted in a modern way.
CRAK was founded in 2015 in northern Italy near Padua. Attached to the brewery is a spacious taproom with beers from the brewery and many interesting guest beers. In the beginning, the brewery decided to bottle the beers, but in the meantime they switched to wonderfully designed cans. The beers have been awarded several times and are among the best available in Southern Europe at the moment!
Deya Brewing was founded in 2015 by Theo Freyne after he, like many others, was impressed by the US brewing and beer world. So he started to brew his own beer and after his first beer, the "Steady Rolling Man", was a great success with friends and neighbours, the decision to start a commercial brewery was already as good as decided.
Today Deya is considered one of the shooting star breweries in Europe, besides such greats as Cloudwater, Northern Monk, Verdant and Wylam, the small brewery from Cheltenham is always mentioned. The focus of the brewery is primarily on hop-based creations.
Founded 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Flügge have specialised in Wild Ales.
Garage Beer Co.
Garage Beer Co. was founded in January 2015 by James Welsh and Alberto Zamborlin in Barcelona. In 2016 the brewery, which operates a great brewpub in the middle of Barcelona, was able to generate €500,000 with a crowdfunding campaign. Meanwhile the brewery is one of the absolute top addresses in Spain and has already made a name for itself through collaborations with Other Half and Cloudwater.
After stops in France, the Caribbean and the USA, Oliver Wesseloh, a world champion beer sommelier decided to return to Hamburg and found the Kehrwieder creative brewery. Now, after finding a suitable location one can be curious about which beer creations he will surprise us with in the future.
The fact that Hamburg can tolerate more craft beer breweries fortunately led Lars and Sascha to open their own. The beers were previously developed and initially presented to small audiences at private tastings. The most popular recipes have been developed further, and the Landgang Brewery has now launched four varieties on the market. Thanks to crowdfunding, the money for the brewery has recently come together and the opening in Bahrenfeld is imminent. Now that this hurdle has been taken, one may be all the more excited about what the Landgang will surprise us with in the future. (Formerly Hopper Bräu)
In the very north of Norway, more precisely in Stavangar, is one of the 100 best breweries in the world. Ratebeer.com also chose it as the best brewery in Norway. Lervig produces a wide range of beer, from simple Pilsener to barrel-aged Barley Wine. In addition, there are a number of collaborations with many excellent breweries such as To Øl, Põhjala, and Buddelship. All are outstanding!
Inspired by the deep love for beer and the craft beer scene of the USA, brothers Jonny and Richard founded Magic Rock together with brewmaster Stuart in 2011. Located in tranquil Huddersfield near Leeds, the boys and girls have been seeking to spread the magic of the beer and brew exciting, tasty beers. The website Ratebeer, which named Magic Rock 2012 the second best new brewery in the world, shows that they succeeded.
Mikkeller was founded in 2006 as a gypsy brewery and is today one of the most successful craft breweries in the world. Besides numerous Mikkeller Bars worldwide, there are now even breweries in San Diego, New York and London. Founder Mikkell Borg Bergsjø is the driving force behind the brand and produces a new offshoot almost every month. Whether it's a new bar in Shanghai, a running club, a chocolate brand, his own chips or exciting collobaration with, for example, the German winemaker Meierer or the classic Kölsch brewery Gaffel from Cologne.
Northern Monk is a young English brewery from beautiful Leeds. The brewery from northern England has been making beers since 2013. The young brewery fills exclusively in cans and can in addition to a great core range has many exciting limited special treats.
North Brewing Co.
Brewery from Leeds. Founded in 2016.
The founders of Omnipollo, Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin, have clearly seperate work areas. While Henok travels the world as a gypsy-brewer, Karl designs the containers for the many Omnipollo beers. Their goal is to fundamentally change the perception of beer. They could even succeed, because who meets Omnipollo quickly realizes that the two Swedes know very well what they do. The beers not only taste exceptionally good, they also all look outstanding.
O/O Brewing from Göteborg was founded in 2013 by two home-brewers. From the beginning, the two were clear: quality must be above quantity. And so they brew a small, but very fine selection of great beers. Especially popular are their hop-accented ales. As one of the few top rated European IPAs, the Narangi ranks among the 50 best IPAs worldwide. In addition to great beers, the minimalist designs of O/O stand out.
The Estonian brewery Pohjala (translated: Nordic Territory) has been strong in the craft beer scene since its founding in 2012. Undoubtedly you will find in the portfolio of four childhood friends currently the most exciting beers worldwide. No combination is too absurd and no experiment too daring. The concept worked and success did not take long. Pohjala has sparked a boom in craft beer in thier homeland and the rapidly growing market will hopefully bring us many more exciting creations.
Polly's Brew is a Welsh brewery from the north of Wales.
At Schneeeule they have completely devoted themselves to the classic Berlin Weisse. All beers mature using Brettanomyces yeast in bottle fermentation. The beers from master brewer Dipl. Ing. Ulrike Genz are cleanly brewed Weisse with only a slight acidity and complex fruity aromas due to the post-fermentation yeasts used.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Over the past 40 years, a small homebrew shop in northern California has become one of America's largest independent breweries. While initially brewing beer on home-made tanks, the company now has over 1100 employees and produces 1.200,000 barrels a year. The first beer that went on sale in 1980 was the Pale Ale, which is still America's second bestselling beer in this category. In addition, they have a strong environmental commitment as Sierra Nevada Brewing was named "Green Business Of The Year" by the EPA in 2010.
Sudden Death Brewing
The two founders of this brewery are a bit crazy - in a positive sense. Eric Nagel and Oliver Schmökel come from the tranquil, touristy but beautiful Timmendorf beach on the Baltic Sea and have founded one of the best brewing projects in Germany here. It doesn't quite fit into the picture of the place by the sea. Also Eric and Olli do not quite fit into the picture. Tattooed, ice hockey fans and beer freaks. But they don't really care about that. Well, the beer of the two has a huge fanbase all over Germany. Especially their IPA or Double India Pale Ale are extreme. They are not stingy with hops when brewing. On the contrary, there is splurging. In the meantime, brewing is done at Mrs. Gruber's in Gundelfingen, but the plans for an own brewery in the north are in progress and we expect even more great beers and a great Brewpub.
The brewery Stigbergets is currently the big new star of craft beer. At ratebeer, the boys from Sweden have taken it to 8th place worldwide with one of their IPAs, with 7 American breweries in front of them, they are the first European brewery in the entire rankings! Amazing Haze, a New England IPA also from the golden hands of Sweden, is currently in 24th place worldwide. In addition to the Swedish brewery Omnipollo we are proud to have the range of another Swedish brewery of the absolute top class with us on board.
The brewery from the heart of London offers beer pleasure at the highest level. The microbrewery is producing the most sought after beers in London. The demand is now so enormous that only a very small part of the beers can be exported, as the tanks are virtually emptied by local pubs and shops. Connoisseurs and craft beer lovers are in agreement that the beers of the Kernel Brewery again and again are among the best you can get.
Ueberquell is a brew pub located in Hamburg. The combination of brewpub, microbrewery and restaurant directly on the Elbe opened its doors in mid-2017. In addition to traditional German beer styles like Lager, Ueberquell, which was founded by the duo Axel Ohm and Patrick Rüther, also brews modern beer styles, such as White IPA.
Verdant was founded in 2014 by Adam and James. The guys from Cornwall wanted much more pronounced hoppy beers than what they could get from local breweries. In 2016, Rich joined the team and the capacity was expanded from 200 liters to a 16 hectoliter brewery. The brewery was named Best Newcomer of England by ratebeer.com in 2016. In 2018, they topped the list of English breweries on Untappd, in front of breweries such as Cloudwater or Beavertown.
Wylam was founded in 2000 in Northumberland, England. A few years ago, the brewery moved into a great location at the Palace of Arts in Newcastle on Tyne. Special for their brewpub, they brew various cask ales, which are only available there. For a short time, the brewery has been canning a portion of its beers - which have attracted a lot of positive attention, especially with hop-forward beers.