Barrel aged training started early at the Kompaan headquarters in 2020. A yet unknown entity was threatening the world as we knew it. While most people remained stoic and sceptic about what was going to happen, our head brewers at Kompaan had a sense that it was going to be a tough couple of months, so they started their barrel-ageing training extra early.
And that was not for nothing, as the world as we had always known it changed completely. While a worldwide pandemic raged across the globe, a lot of people got scared, anxious or went completely mad. But not our fearless brewers. Steadfast we started working on the Kompaan Foreign Legion, which underwent their hardest training ever. Enriched with more flavour, more strength and new techniques they’re ready to cut some edge and add some thunder!
CHERRY BARLEY WINE
BARREL AGED ON LAPHROAIG [WHISKY] AND RUM
“I’ll be back” is the last thing he said when he went AWOL in 2019. He’s proven himself as a fixed value and the toughest one in our Legion, and it’s a reputation he’s determined to uphold. As a long time veteran he’s the only one resilient enough to undergo a double barrel aged training and he’s more than happy to show you what he’s all about...
SMOKED BARLEY WINE BARREL AGED ON BOURBON
This wild boy is a two time Foreign Legion veteran. He’s already got an impressive track record but this smokey salty dog has returned after an intensive bourbon barrel aged training. Not for the faint of hearted, he will leave a searing impression, that’s for sure!
IMPERIAL STOUT BARREL-AGED ON NORTH BRITISH GRAIN.
A little bit psychotic, paranoid and very powerful. A very dangerous combination. He’s entering our post-Corona world with utmost caution and we advise you to do the same when you approach him. You may think you know him, but you can never be sure. He didn’t get his name by being nice and easy...
IMPERIAL STOUT BARREL AGED ON WOODFORD RESERVE
Pitch Black, powerful and determined. That’s what you’re going to hear when you ask around about Mischa. Like a true snake charmer she’ll have you wrapped around her finger in no time. And there will be no mercy for those who are inadverted, as she’ll kick your ass so easily...
ULTRA ROAST IMPERIAL STOUT
How far is too far? You might have heard about being overtrained, and that’s exactly what happened with this one. Black, strong and extremely powerful, this smoking Herculean legionnaire is this year’s last line of defense. You’re dead set on taking him on? We say: let’s start by taking it easy...
CHERRY BARLEY WINE BARREL AGED ON HENNESSY COGNAC
A classy and archetypical French Foreign Legionnaire. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore, that’s for sure. He might come across as a little stiff, but you can alway count on him to warm your heart, and that surely has something to do with a fine Hennessy Barrel Aged training.
We've embarked on the greatest beer brewing adventure yet… In collaboration with United Fish Auctions, we have brewed a Saison with Lobster!
We have wanted to do this for years. Ever since we have tasted a lobster beer at a beer-festival in Italy, we wanted to make such a special and unique beer in the Netherlands too.
This has now become a reality in collaboration with United Fish Auctions, which operates the fish auctions in Scheveningen and Stellendam and the lobster auction in Colijnsplaat.
At the beginning of July, we went to Zeeland to catch the last lobsters of the season for the new beer ourselves and learn everything about the famous Oosterschelde Lobster.
The mayor of The Hague Jan van Zanen was briefly present at the start of the brewing process. He complimented everyone on the special collaborative project - in these current, challenging times - within the city limits of The Hague from Scheveningen to Binckhorst.
The beer was brewed according to a classic beer style - a Saison - to which we gave this experimental twist… Strive for a beer with a nice balance of the sweetness of the Oosterschelde lobster and the spicyness of the Saison.
And not one bit of it went to waste! After brewing, the lobsters were handed over by our lead-brewer to our chef cook who has prepared this amazing sea-food feast for the guests and crew.
The second installment of our new series “Lager Tales”is once again a classic lager style! Originally from Munich, this German style is characterized by a light amber color, malty mouthfeel and a crispy aftertaste. Brewed with more hops and a little bit higher alcohol percentage, so that it would have a longer shelf life and last until the Oktoberfest, where the Märzen would be served.
In 2020 we invested a serious amount of time in the development of a completely new Kompaan beer series, which is now ready to hit the shelves: Five outspoken lagers designed by our brew team. We kicked off with Lager Tales #1: a Smoked Vienna Lager. And now we have just released the brand new Märzen. Both beers that are equally complex ánd easy to enjoy.
The Lager is a historical and beautiful beer style that’s just very underrated in the Dutch Craft Beer Landscape. So there’s a mission there! We’ve always had a lager in our Core Range beers: The Kompaan Kameraad, but now it’s time to kick it up a notch and with six new lagers on the horizon let’s see where this style will take us in 2021!
Besides creating six super nice beers we’re also going to entertain you with all the know-how and facts and figures [either useful or not] we know about this style! There is quite literally - see what we did there - more than meets the eye with these cans, find out for yourself! By the way, did we mention that already? This is the first beer series by Kompaan that’s completely released on cans!
Our new cans are filled to the brim with tasty lagers, but also a lot of professional jargon. As we try to put as much fun and quirky facts on our labels, some aspects of the brewing proces are just too technical to explain on a label. But we wouldn’t want to leave you in the dark, you nosey lager enthusiast! So here’s our ever expanding lager lexicon you can find on our labels, provided by our brewer Johan:
It was overwhelming and heartwarming to see what the Dutch beer community can achieve when they all put their shoulders to the wheel. The Beer Geeks Beat ALS campaign, which was organized for the second time last year by the Facebook group "Beer Geeks", raised more than 109,000 euros. A awesome amount, which gives everyone involved a lot of inspiration and motivation to keep going!
An English Barley wine with a relatively low alcohol percentage compared to other BWs, but kept the style. Cranberries added to the boil, giving it acidity and a deep purple color. Brewed in collaboration with Brouwerij de Molen, Crooked Spider, Brouwerij Voorschoten, Duits&Lauret, Eeuwig Zonde and KraftBier.
The time has finally come, the sale of the Beer Geeks Beat ALS six-pack has started on March 25! Despite corona, 57 breweries again committed themselves to charity this year. As a result, six-pack with a great variety of beer styles. Treat yourself to these beers and support a good cause at the same time. Because let's not forget, every euro counts for the research that is so desperately needed into the terrible disease ALS.
Below is an overview of all stores that sell the six-pack. Note: sales are going fast! Some outlets are already out of stock. Find the nearest outlet by following the link.
The Kompaan Battles Royale is our follow-up series after our 'Secret Handshakes' series. After we finished this series our hunger for exciting IPA's and NEIPA's was far from over.
Enter the Battles Royale. A new hop forward beer series embracing the superpowers of hops and bitternes. We do this by symbolising different hop varieties as epic ocean entities roaming around in and around our 'Thuishaven' (Home port) brewery. Set in an epic battle scene bringing out the best in each other when it comes to taste experiences and freshness.
The beers in this series are divided into ROUNDS. Starting from round 1, so let's see how far we can go wit this concept. All hop varieties are dedicated to different sea beasts and they will be making recurring appearances. Who will be the victor? And who will win the heart of our fanbase? A new Battle Royale is released every month so keep your eyes peeled for your favourite one!
The Kompaan BATTLES ROYALE series is a never ending bout between the freshest and most exciting hops set in an epic 44 cl. arena. We release new ones with lightning speed so keep your guard up and you’ll never miss one.
DRY HOPPED DOUBLE NEIPA
MOSAIC, CITRA & SIMCOE
It’s an all out full nelson between classic bitter and fruity superpowers: MOSAIC, a feisty double purpose marlin - CITRA , The citrusy mega squid and - SIMCOE, not your average giant alligator. All tangled up together into a thick and fruity Double NEIPA.
WEST COAST IPA
CASCADE, AMARILLO & HBC 685
Round two is all about two West Coast Sharks - the crispy hammerhead AMARILLO and the bitter great White CASCADE - tangled up in an epic gridlock with HBC 685 - a still undefined sea beast. All we know is that it definitely adds some edge and spice to the battle...
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LOCATED INSIDE OUR THUISHAVEN CRAFT BEER BAR
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With regard to the current regulations, new house rules have been set up. We request that you read and comply with these. Thanks in advance and
enjoy your stay!
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You can find the Bottleshop in our Thuishaven craft beer bar right next door to our brewery where all our beers are made!<br>
Saturnusstraat 55, The Hague
Entrance is at the waterfront
LOW ALCOHOL – HIGH PERFORMANCE
Planning on driving, jumping rings of fire or wrestling grizzly bears?
We Recommend having a Stunt Double. Our refreshing and rich Non Alcoholic IPA gets you through the toughest of challenges with style, flavor and without breaking a sweat!
Loads of Mosaic hops power its fruit-forward flavor – aromas of mango, stone fruits, limes and fresh herbs are present. Add that to a clean malt profile and a really crisp body – and you get the perfect, summery, low-alcohol IPA!
We invited Rinse to have a good time with us, and introduce our newest Core Range member in a most spectacular way! Keep an eye out on our socials for his cunning skills! And more than that, we will have some shenanigans with this wild one ourselves in the next couple of weeks!
Our first beer series. The Kompaan Bondgenoot (no 20.) is the first beer we brewed in our own kitchen. It's the beer that spawned our drive to create new flavours and gave birth to our own ideas about craft beer. Pretty soon the Kameraad Hoppy Pilsner and the Handlanger Double IPA followed. In 2015 the Badgast joined the Core Range. The Bloedbroeder Russian Imperial Stout is the most decorated beer in our whole range and was awarded "Best Dutch Beer of 2017", making KOMPAAN a household name in the Dutch craft beer landscape.