Finding many challenges on our way, it was never certain that our dream of having our own brewery would ever be transferred from a paper beermat to a stainless steel reality.
Our passion for craft beer was rekindled forever when we brewed our very own first batch. In 2009 our passion for craft beer became a family business. We introduced our first beer, the Wispe Blond. We stuck the labels onto the bottles by hand and we drove many a mile to deliver the boxes of beer to our first customers. Those days are far behind us now.
What started out as a hobby, soon became a professional beer brand that is now sold all over the Netherlands. In 2013, the hundred thousandth bottle of Wispe beer was sold. But the growth also presented us with some difficulties.
By now, we spent every free hour we had on Wispe. Operating under pressure, we were forced to clearly divide tasks and responsibilities. What ultimately drives us, is to brew beautiful beers together and to conquer the Netherlands.
We introduced different styles of beers and in 2015 we sold one hundred thousand bottles within a year. Since we needed more and more capacity, we were often forced to rent the services of yet another brewery. It was a challenge to keep producing the same original flavours using different kettles. The desire to take things into our own hands kept growing.
Now that our dream gets bigger and bigger, the story continues. After years of brewing at some of the best breweries in the Netherlands, we decided that it is time to create our own space. In 2015, we found the perfect location to open up our own brewery and taproom: the St. Lawrence Church in Weesp. The official opening is planned in July 2019.
It was around the year 1150 that for the first time was being spoken of Wispe, the oldest name for Weesp. In the 17th century - the Dutch Golden Age - Weesp was one of the most important beer brewing towns in the Netherlands. Due to the clean water from the river Vecht, Weesp could deliver beer of an excellent quality. The town supplied it’s beer particulary to Amsterdam, from which large ships of the United East Indian Company were leaving. Those Dutch merchant ships travelled around the world and the beer from Weesp became well known far beyond the Dutch borders.
With Wispe beer we have managed to revive an old brewing tradition in the Netherlands.
As craft brewers, we feel proud to identify with our beers. We pay the greatest attention to the entire brewing process, from selecting the best ingredients to producing and serving a high quality glass of beer on your table.
Beer is a natural product, which is why we choose to use organic ingredients only. Our goal is sustainable manufacturing, leaving as small an environmental footprint as possible.
A part of our profit we use to support our direct surroundings. We invest in our community, in sustainable projects in Weesp and the personal development of our staff. We truly want to create a win-win situation.
With the passing of time, the family grows. Together with our fantastic team, we brew and serve our beers in Weesp. It is our staff which is the driving force behind Wispe.
We only want to attract the best supporters for our beer. Passionate people who are dedicated to quality, in respect to brewing and serving our beers. We all have our own special qualities that should bring out the best in ourselves, and for you as a beer lover.
We are now looking for a Hospitality Manager and Independently Working Cook!
Remko Vellenga | Marketing & Sales
"Ik hou van het creatieve proces, een goed en eerlijk verhaal van waaruit ik Wispe als onderscheidend biermerk wil uitbouwen"
Jitze Vellenga | Finance
"Met mijn ondernemersdrive vind ik het geweldig Wispe verder uit te bouwen en nieuwe mijlpalen te bereiken"
Jerrit Vellenga | Brewery
"Mijn passie ligt bij het brouwen van mooie bieren in een goede samenwerking met de mensen om mij heen."