About us

  • About us

    Quality beers with a quirky twist. With a lot of knowledge, enthusiasm and the right ingredients, Bird Brewery brews delicious, award-winning beers. Discover it now!

The Brewery

Vision

We brew craft beers for a wide audience. Characteristic is the balance in the beers, making the ingredients stand out nicely.

History

A little retrospective of our short history.

2016 | Hatch

Our very first beer, Rumoerige Roodborst, came out in 2016. It was rated as one of the best Amber Ales in the world on reviewsite Ratebeer.com. A fantastic start. In the following months, we released our first four beers.

2017 | Fly High

We continued our growth in 2017. During the Dutch Beer Challenge we won several awards, including Netherlands best IPA and Saison. We were the best Dutch newcomer in the beer market. On an international level, we won 10 awards that year with our beers during World Beer Awards, International Beer Challenge and Brussels Beer Challenge.

2018 | Bigger nest

During the largest beer election in the Netherlands, in 2018 we were one of the two most successful microbreweries. In the meantime our beers are already sold at about 1,000 establishments and specialty beer shops. In 2018 we also traveled throughout the country for the Bird Collab Tour and brew 12 collabs with befriended breweries.

The Birdies

Rik van den Berg

Rik van den Berg

Co-Founder & Beer Sommelier

Rik is one of the youngest Biersommeliers in the Netherlands, active for years as an enthusiastic home brewer and chairman of beer society ’t Nieuweland. His love for specialty beer is beyond dispute. At Bird Brewery he wants to share his knowledge about beer with the world!

rik@birdbrewery.com

Ralph van Bemmel

Ralph van Bemmel

Co-Founder & Beer Sommelier

By his father at a young age immersed in the world of birds. At Bird Brewery, Ralph can combine this passion with his other passion: beer. With a background in the beer world, a training course at StiBON (Beer education) and a lot of energy, this Goldcrest is exactly where he wants.

ralph@birdbrewery.com

Michiel van der Drift

Michiel van der Drift

Accountmanager & Beer Sommelier

International beer sommelier Michiel has been in love with craft beer for years. This bird wanders through many establishments and is not afraid to share his knowledge. Training, tastings and beer festivals: he loves it all!

michiel@birdbrewery.com

Nando Schuring

Nando Schuring

Accountmanager

Nando has a lot of experience in front of and behind the bar and knows exactly what can be expected of a catering business. His contagious enthusiasm, broad interest and creativity make it fantastic to work with him.

nando@birdbrewery.com

Erik van Bemmel

Erik van Bemmel

Graphic designer

From day 1 the designer at Bird Brewery. He took a course in graphic design, then did the fotovakschool (photography). He is responsible for a lot of creativity. Moreover, the best birdwatcher in the office.

MEDIA

Contact

Want to know more about our brewing process ?

Rik is happy to help you!

Questions about our brewing process? Of course! Rik is happy to answer your questions.

Rik van den Berg

rik@birdbrewery.com

Any other question?

Ralph is there for you!

Sell our beer? Great! Contact Ralph. Het will make sure it will be flying your way quickly. Or prefer to write a piece about us? Super! View our press page or send an email!

Ralph van Bemmel

ralph@birdbrewery.com