craft beer

Oedipus brewery's Mannen Liefde in front of Heineken
Jun 6 '19 14:30

Heineken bought a minority share in Amsterdam craft brewery Oedipus, the two companies announced. Specific details about the deal - like how big the Heineken share is and what the Dutch beer giant paid for it - were not revealed, ANP reports.

Oedipus was established in an Amsterdam kitchen in 2011. In 2015 the company opened its own brewery, with a bar attached. Oedipus will remain an independent brewery with its owners leading the business. But Heineken's shares mean that the small craft brewery can make use of Heineken's knowledge on beer and brewing techniques.

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Jul 19 '16 16:15

While Pilsner is still the drink of choice for Dutch, beer drinkers in the Netherlands are increasingly opting for a specialty beer, according to the National Beer Survey. Four out of five Dutch sometimes order a specialty beer, mostly because they find it tastier, but also because they occasionally like something different

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Mar 30 '16 09:48

Consumers in the Netherlands drank more craft beer and radlers, last year. Consumption of radlers increased by 13 percent and of craft beers increased by 8 percent, according to figures released by industry association Nederlandse Brouwers on Wednesday

Mar 7 '16 09:52

A bad harvest led to a shortage in beer hops in Europe. The shortage of this indispensable ingredient is especially affecting the smaller breweries in the Netherlands

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Oct 21 '15 16:43

Woman-owned microbrewery Boegbeeld has taken the Netherlands by storm. Their Kutbier is so popular that the first batch, consisting of a few thousand bottles, was sold out within days.

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