Being owners of a fruit company, Karel Henckens and his wife Tine decided that life could perhaps be more beautiful when, instead of just growing apples and pears, they grew grapes and made wine.
A couple of years ago it was still hard to get your hands on Pale Ale’s, IPA’s or Imperial Stouts in the Netherlands, so Robbert Uyleman decided to take matters into his own hands. In 2012 he started contract brewing and three years later he opened his own craft brewery in Haarlem: Uiltje Brewing Company was born.
Stokerij Sculte is a small craft distillery, located in a former monastry in Ootmarsum in the region Twente, close to the German border. Founder Gerard Velthuis started distilling fruit in 2004 and won several awards at prestigious competitions like the Destillata in Austria.