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Beers from Netherlands

History of beer in Netherlands

Netherlands was a big brewing country back in the 16th and 17th century, with brewing centers like Delft—125 breweries with just 10.000 inhabitants—, Vlaandingen or Haarlem that exported beer to neighbouring provinces like Utrecht or Brabant. Since the 1930's, breweries like Heineken wiped out the market, and just after the WWII just 20 Dutch breweries were still operating so around the 1980's little was left from the Dutch traditional styles. In the 1980's, breweries like t'IJ started to focus in bringing back Belgian styles, but it was not until 2004 that De Molen started to bring the craft beer movement to Nethelands. After them, already existing breweries like Jopen started to expand from Belgian styles to international styles, and new breweries emerged, as Emelisse, Texels or more recently Frontaal.

Brewers from Netherlands

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