Brouwerij Oudaen
Tasty Tales

Brouwerij Oudaen

The Netherlands

"Beer was really for all people, so even children drank beer..."

Stadskasteel Oudaen is a medieval “city castle”, a so-called defensive towerhouse, located since 1296 in the heart of the city centre of Utrecht. It has quite a history, from being a home to one of the wealthiest families in the city to being a home for the elderly and poor people.

Beer was one of the most common drinks during the Middle Ages since there was a lack of pure water. That's why it was also consumed by children (thin beer), made of the malt of a previous brewage. Just like in those days, the brewery of Stadskasteel Oudaen is hidden in the castle’s vaults. An old tradition that has been restored.

Oudegracht 99
3511 AE Utrecht
The Netherlands

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