After 20 years of experience within the brewing trade – holding different management roles in breweries, including Hoegaarden (BE), Dommelsch (NL) and as Director at the Duvel Moortgat Group – , Johan and his wife decide start a new brewery in their home town Antwerp, Belgium.
Powered by a 1000 crowdfunding beer-enthousiasts, the Antwerpse Brouw Compagnie is Antwerp’s local and only independent brewery.
The brewery is located in the hart of Antwerp, houses a ‘state of the art’ 40 hl brewhouse and is know for brewing top quality, unique and popular beers, combining Belgian know how and heritage with international play-fullness .
Their first beer was Seefbier, the resurected hisorical Ale of Antwerp with roots in the 16the century, won 7 time’s Gold/World’s Best at international competitions such as the World Beer Cup, World Beer Awards, Brussels Beer Challenge and Global Craft Beer Awards. The full range of beers, going from qua-dubbels to dry hopped lagers, enjoys a broad distribution in Belgium and Holland, with exports going to 15 countries.
Johan studied Economics at the University of Antwerp, MBA at Solvay Business School, combined with additional eduction in biochemics and brewing prepared him for the adventure of a young brewery.