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Memory lane
2012

Robbert founded ‘Het Uiltje’ from his home as a contract brewer and experimented with recipes in his kitchen.


Uil pale ale was the first beer to be brewed by uiltje.

2013

First barrel aged was released named ‘meneer de uil’.

2013
Uil Pale Ale

The second batch of Uil Pale Ale, one of the first Uiltje brews ever! Back then we used to brew at Jopen!

2013

This was our first beer festival. We didn’t have a tap installation yet, so we could only pour from bottles!

2014

Brewed a beer with the guinness book of records hottest chili in the world ‘pepper spray porter’.


First time to attend oregon brewers festival as a brewery.


Tjebbe started growing his beard.

2014

This was when we did a collaborative brew with Kompaan, at Jopen. The beer was called “De Gevleugelde Kameraad”.

2015

Ruben started working full time for us.

2015

Uiltje Bar has officially been opened!

2015

Started with ‘crowd now’ crowdfunding campaign to build the brewery.

2015
2015

 

We changed our name from het Uiltje to Uiltje Brewing Company and the change came with new logo and artwork.


Named the leaders of the dutch craft beer revolution by misset horeca magazine.

2015

Uiltje bar was founded. Haarlems first craft beer bar with 30 beers from draft. our very first flagship bar!

2015

Organized a craft beer hot tub event.

2016

We opened our own brewery! with our own facility, the creativity has no limitations!

2016
2016
2016
2016

Robbert wrecked the first uiltje car.


The brewery’s taproom opened for the public.


The first beer from our own brewery was named the ‘firstborn’. this name was chosen because rob’s son was born this same month.


We produced our 100th unique beer.

2017

 

First year of autonomous production


500.000 uiltje on bottle/can produced


Started ageing all our barrel aged beers on 24/7 johnny cash songs.

 

2017

 

We hostsed an oktoberfest party in the brewery. a warehouse full of guests dressed up and dancing on the tables.


First brewery ever to bottle a 21% ABV imperial ipa ‘old enough to drink’.


Organized 4 editions of barrelroom dining.

London staff trip!

2017

This was one of the Oktoberfest parties we had in the brewery! In this picture brewer Pyry from Sori Brewing (Estonia) is getting wild and dancing on the table!

2018

Nerf competition for the (big and small) kids! Back in 2017 we turned the brewery into a Nerf-Battleground for the weekend.

2018

Fresh & fast was started. super fresh ipas shipped and delivered the day of packaging in the Netherlands.

2018

We produced our 1.000.000th liter of beer.

2018

Brewed a beer with dutch stroopwafels.


Earned a spot in the ratebeer top 100 best rated breweries in the world.


Made a beer with a wheelbarrow filled with peppermint candy.


We produced our 250th unique beer.

2018

Bamberg stafftrip!

2018

We launched our clothing line together with fashion brand Cavallaro Napoli.


Kelvin wrecked the second uiltje van (don’t forget oil!)

2018

Peaky Blinders themed Christmas diner

2018

Mitchel and Gido with the first batch of Redneck. Was the beer based on these guys…?

2019

We got our first canning line, as one of the first breweries in holland.


Dutch Beer Challenge awarded with the best IPA, double IPA and triple IPA in the Netherlands.


We opened our first bottleshop in the same street as the uiltje craft beer bar.

2019

We organized Freshfest. Holland’s very first fresh craft beer festival.

2019
2020

We made a video together with De Librije about the importance of freshness!

2020

During a global pandemic, we started the uiltje drive trough.

2020

The webshop has taken flight during the pandemic and Nick is loving it!

2020

Dutch beer challenge awarded with the best imperial stout.

2021

Working from home hits us all in a different way….

2021

We are now part of Swinkels Family Brewers. Now we have even more room to be creative!

The saga continues...