About us

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    We are true enthusiasts of birds and nature, since our start we are concerned with sustainability. So in 2019 we donate 1.2 million litres of drinking water ourselves and we will plant 10,000 trees. We collabarate with hospitality businesses and specialty beer shops, together with them we are able to achieve these good figures. We are enourmously proud of this. 

     

    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

    Bas Leentjes

    Bas Leentjes

    Accountmanager (Southern Netherlands)

    Bas is a biersommelier, worked for years as a bartander and is above all a great lover of beer. In his spare time he camps in the wilderniss. At Bird Brewery he wants to plant a lot of trees.

    CONTACT
    bas@birdbrewery.com
    +316 308 56 092

    Mariël Beverwijk

    Mariël Beverwijk

    Accountmanager (Nijmegen and the surrounding area)

    Mariël has been working for years at beerpub Van Ouds in Nijmegen. She has got a lot of enthousiasm, a big love for beers and maybe sometimes just too may silly jokes. Mariël is responsible for many fine collaborations with the hopsitality industry and beer specialty shops.

    CONTACT
    mariel@birdbrewery.com
    +316 431 35 455

    Pepijn van der Lans

    Pepijn van der Lans

    Accountmanager (Northern Netherlands)

    Pepijn know his way around in the hospitality business and Bird Brewery. A real beer lover who travelled through the beautiful landscape of lapland last year. Nature and beer: what more could you want?

    CONTACT
    pepijn@birdbrewery.com
    +316 241 97 044

    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