We may be embarking on the greatest beer brewing adventure yet… In collaboration with United Fish Auctions, we are brewing a Saison with Lobster!
We have wanted to do this for years. Ever since we have tasted a lobster beer in the American Maine, we wanted to make such a special and unique beer in the Netherlands too.
This is now becoming 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. He is looking forward to the result in a few weeks.
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 Kompaan Foreign Legion was formed in 2017. It started out as a bunch of different beer styles from around the globe infused with an experimental twist; a lot of them went M.I.A. over the year; while others we’re decorated with various medals and are renowned around the world. With time the Foreign Legionnaires have evolved into the the most toughest, most hardened – all barrel aged – veterans fit for true hardcore craft beer enthusiasts.
Every year around November. Enjoy & Beware!
In a tough year with lots of hardship and challenges these legionnaires are going through the toughest boot camp you can imagine. Extensive barrel aged training made these heavy hitters up for any challenge in a post-Corona world. We’re happy to announce that within this bunch of rugged S.O.B’s two veterans are returning on the scene... But their identities remain classified as their training is still in progress. Over the next few months you will learn more about them and the special ops we’ve got in store...
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A red headed amber coloured thunderbolt with a high and tight white army style foam head. Napalm style smokey and caramel aromas, and a little hint of stone fruit go well with his blunt character. He might taste sweet at first, with hints of red fruit and smoked meat, but will surprise you with a huge kick of smoke in his aftertaste.
She rocks an amber golden color, with a smooth white foam head. Of course there’s the thick tequila aroma, but taste a little further and you will discover tones of wood, lime and alcohol. She tastes salty, but also sports a good amount of citrus - that’s where her bite comes from. Overall she’ll leave you with a full sensation, and a long and tentative aftertaste.
Like Maria, she has an amber golden appearance. A fluffy broken white foam head matches her aromas of wood, lots of citrus and light whiskey malts.
She tastes just like her personality: salty & spiky, pay attention to her bittersweet whiskey tones. Fans of Blondie will be rewarded with a full mouthfeel and a long and salty aftertaste.
Pitch Black Imperial stout. We’re talking about Charlie so we’re talking Vantablack. Fit for the deepest covert operations. Only recognisable in the dark by his beige foam head. When encountering this smooth talker you will notice a lot of sweetness, oak and vanilla with a touch of bay leaf. He will completely wrap you around his fingers with a middle to long smooth aftertaste and a warm and full mouthfeel.
A dark buccaneer with a sandy foam head. Due to a Jamaican Rum habit he’s a little bit spicy and lightly alcoholic, with hints of burned sugar, but he tastes full, sweet and slightly peppery. This year’s oddball leaves you with a full mouthfeel and a looooooong alcohol aftertaste.
A Dark brown to black universal soldier with a beige foam head [‘91 Army Classic]. Heavy hitter with aromas of -blood-red fruits, cherries, white pepper and the original Brett horse-blanket. Tastes just like his personality: sour, with a lot of depth. Pay attention to the ester flavours with hints of red wine and bourbon. Mix this with some burnt malts and he’ll leave you with a light sparkling but full mouthfeel, that’s s weet and sour.
Six brand new Foreign Legionairs. Basic training is over. Time to kick some ass. These tough S-O-B’s are ready to hit the Field.
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.
10% OFF ON All FULL BOXES OF 24 BOTTLES
(YES, EVEN WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR OWN MIX)
YOU CAN BUY OUR BEERS DIRECTLY FROM THE BREWERY!
LOCATED INSIDE OUR THUISHAVEN CRAFT BEER BAR
OPENINGS HOURS ARE THE SAME AS THE BAR
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!
– Stay at home if you have a cold or flu symptoms
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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
COVID19 zorgt wederom voor nieuwe beperkingen! De horeca sluit vroeger en consumenten zijn steeds slechter in staat om geld uit te geven in de horeca. Hierdoor loopt de omzet in de horeca terug en tevens de afzet van brouwerijen…
Wij zijn al jaren trouwe bondgenoten met al onze horeca partners en het doel van dit project is om hun te steunen. Zeker nu we inmiddels weer midden in de tweede golf van corona zitten..
Wederom hebben we elkaar hard nodig, want we zijn allemaal met elkaar verbonden: zonder consument geen horeca, zonder horeca geen brouwerij, zonder brouwerij geen bier… Als we 1 schakel elimineren komen de andere schakels direct in de problemen. Houd het ecosysteem alive and kicking!
We maken 3000 liter bier speciaal voor de horeca en verpakt in 12 packs. De Kompaan GOLFBREKER. We geven dit gratis weg. Wel omzet voor de horeca – maar geen kosten, dus 100% marge. Dit ter ondersteuning bij kortere verkoopmomenten i.v.m. vroege sluiting.
Het bier wordt beschikbaar gesteld aan bestaande klanten van Kompaan. Naast het bier wat we gratis weggegeven, wordt het bier tegen nagenoeg 0-marge aangeboden aan de kroegen/horeca voor verkoop.
Als het bier gebrouwen is wordt het ook beschikbaar gesteld voor consumenten via onze brouwerij webshop. Hiermee support de consument dan de actie van de brouwerij voor de horeca. En daarmee zijn we weer full circle!
Samen breken we de tweede golf! Elkaar helpen is nog nooit zo makkelijk geweest, cheers.
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.