Here at the Lowlands Brewing Collaborative, we love bier. But it’s more than that. We live it. We even have a team of bier experts – the Brewminati – that travels the globe looking for new biers to try. In our travels, we tend to run into like-minded people who become fast friends. And some of these friends just happen to be world-class brewers. We created this collaborative to be a place where friends from around the world come together to make exciting new bier experiences for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of the friends we’ve made along the way.
The reason there’s a Lowlands Brewing Collaborative at all is because of our friend Jef Versele. No stranger to risk, Jef barely blinked an eye when we asked him if he’d be interested in brewing biers with us. But that may be because he’s just as crazy as us. Located in Ertvelde, just outside of Ghent, Jef’s Brouwerij Van Steenberge crafts some of the world’s best biers, including Gulden Draak, Augustijn and Piraat. He is the 7th generation of his family to run the brewery and is a founding member of the Lowlands Brewing Collaborative. We’re so glad he was crazy enough to say yes.
Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Lindenlaan 25- B-9940
While on a trip to Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels, we made a stop in Antwerp to visit with our good friend Stefan, owner of Brouwerij The Musketeers. In a local pub, he invited us to sample the house bier that he makes – a remarkable IPA. We were floored by it and asked Stefan if he would consider crafting an IPA for us. Thank goodness for serendipity and Stefan’s bold vision, because shortly thereafter, Hollander IPA was born. Stefan’s brewery, located in Ursel, Belgium also brews the popular “Troubadour” line of Belgian biers.
Brouwerij The Musketeers
B-9910 Ursel, Belgium
We travel around the world looking for great biers. And when you find one, you usually discover that it’s surrounded by some pretty great people. Central Waters is no exception. Except in this case, they’re right down road from us in Amherst, WI. There, in the middle of a cornfield, our friends Anello and Paul brew some of the world’s most remarkable barrel-aged biers inside their solar-powered brewery. We were honored when they chose to collaborate with us on their first Quadrupel, in which attended the brew, tasted the wort and celebrated this first batch with them. We can’t wait to share the results with you
Central Waters Brewing Company
351 Allen Street
Amherst, Wisconsin 54406
If Wisconsin is a unique place, Door County is downright special. The “thumb” of our great state juts out into the fifth-largest freshwater lake in the world, like a hitchhiker trying to catch a ride to the local tavern. If you’re ever near Bailey’s Harbor, that ride may land you at Door County Brewing Co., where you’d be warmly welcomed by our friends the McMahon family and their crew of peninsular bier-slingers. Known for their Belgian and French farmhouse style ales, they were the perfect collaborator to craft our Summer17 Saison, the inaugural bier of our Seasonal Saison Series.
Door County Brewing Co.
2434 County Road F
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202