Beer-making and selling became a central part of the Monastery's identity, and the nuns' beer was highly sought after and appreciated.
Witte Antonia is a distinctive, artisanal White beer crafted from the finest wheat and pilsner malt. With its bright citrus notes and subtle coriander hints, this beer packs more power and aroma than your average White beer. The story of this unique brew is rooted in the history of the Bethaniën Monastery, founded by Arent Moey and Weyn Pieter Ghijbertsdatter in the mid-15th century. Serving as a sanctuary for women seeking redemption from their former, sinful lives, it became home to many Converted Sisters or Bekeerde Susteren. The Monastery housed hundreds, if not thousands, of women over the centuries of its existence. Among the most notable residents was Witte Antonia, who embodied the spirit of this refreshing beer - a symbol of renewal, redemption, and hope.
Blonde Barbier is our gorgeously harmonious beer crafted with a tantalizing trifecta of hops. It boasts a bolder sweetness than the average lager yet is delicately kissed with a hint of bitterness that lingers on the palate with a gentle aftertaste. Taking its name from Gerardus Franciscus Bickerszoon, aka De Blonde Barbier (The Blond Barber), this brew captures the legendary figure from 16th-century Amsterdam whose exploits were chronicled by Cornelis Calcoen. A true OG of the city's gossip scene, De Blonde Barbier was known for more than just his traditional barbering skills. Back then, barbers also performed surgical procedures and other medical treatments requiring 'incisions.' But after a series of mishaps with his blade, De Blonde Barbier was forced to stick to beards and hair. This didn't stop him from spinning tales filled with gore and mayhem, which Calcoen recorded for posterity. The Blonde Barbier was said to always end each yarn with the phrase, "even the worst of stories leave you thirsty." After reading this, sipping on a Blonde Barbier will likely drive home this colorful character's point.
The Manke Monnik Tripel is a tasty brew that will take your taste buds on a trip through time. The sweet and spicy notes perfectly balance each other out, making this beer the ideal choice for anyone who wants a one-of-a-kind flavor-packed beer experience. But this beer comes with a riddle related to its name. The Manke Monnik, or Lame Monk, lived in Amsterdam in the 16th century. How this chequered man of the cloth got his limp is shrouded in mystery. There are countless tales and legends, but none is definitive. So, if you're looking for a beer with a tasty history and an even tastier flavor profile, grab a Manke Monnik Tripel and let our Limp Monk do the talking.